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Australian Defence Magazine


Katherine Ziesing attended the Land industry briefings in Melbourne pertaining to future tank capabilities and leads this Defence Week with her report. In other news we cover the report out today from ASPI - Australia's Future in Space - and the recent split between AIDN and SA's Defence Teaming Centre.

Our Special Report from Katherine on Sea 5000 and ASW capabilities can also be viewed as a pdf, as per our Tenders and Defence Week versions,

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Latest News

An Australian Army M88 Hercules recovery vehicle (L) prepares to tow a 'damaged' M1A1 Abrams tank during Exercise Reapers Run at Puckapunyal training area in July 2016.

Tank Talk: Land 907 Phase 2 and Land 8160 industry brief

At this stage, the program office is taking a program approach to the two projects in order to maximise value for money through economies of scale, using a common hull where possible for the new engineering vehicles. Read more
Biarri is the Department of Defence’s first foray into CubeSat technologies. Even though Australia is not producing the complete satellites, which are being built in the US, the mission is important for what it teaches us and our partners about formation-flying CubeSats in swarms. Credit: Defence

Defence could leverage off Space 2.0 for sovereign capability

Space 2.0 emphasises commercial space enterprises as leaders and exploits new technologies that deliver low costs and high returns in good time. Read more
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AIDN and DTC go their separate ways

Effective 20th March 2018, the DTC will cease to fulfil its role as AIDN’s SA state chapter, and will withdraw as a member of AIDN. Read more
The Rolls-Royce Mission Bay Handling System will enable efficient movement within the mission bay of a wide variety of payloads including cargo, munitions, assorted crafts and containerised mission modules. Credit: Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce mission bays and props for Type 26

In December 2017 the company committed to the BAE Systems Power and Propulsion Team. Read more
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ADM launches Women in Defence Awards

The inaugural Women in Defence Awards were launched last week at the 15th annual ADM Congress in Canberra. Read more

Special Report: Sea 5000 and ASW capability – making sense of a complex picture

Considering the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability is the primary strategic purpose for the Sea 5000 Future Frigate acquisition, the pros and cons of the various tenders in this regard have received far less attention than other concerns. Read more
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ADM's Defence Week 480 PDF Version

The full version of Defence Week can be downloaded here as a PDF plus a separate PDF of the weekly tenders and our Sea 5000 Special Report. Read more

Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM February 2018

In February, ADM presents the Airpower 2018 edition. Read more

ADM Alerts

Essington Lewis Awards 2018 finalists announced at ADM2018 Congress

CASG Deputy Secretary Kim Gillis and ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing announced the finalists of the Essington Lewis Awards 2018. Read more


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