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Australian Defence Magazine


Coming a day after ADM's Defence Estate and Base Services Summit, today's Defence Week opens with Deputy Editor Nigel Pittaway's overview of the recurrent themes touched upon by speakers, including the challenge of achieving outcomes for Defence at a time when major civil infrastructure projects are kicking off around the country.

In other news, I ask whether the ADF is ready to listen to the innovations of tomorrow, Nick Jordan outlines current military vehicle design considerations, Exercise Kakadu wraps up in the Top End, L3 expands equipment repair facilities in Brisbane, Austal is commissioned to build two more LCS ships for the US Navy, and Defence appoints DWS Group as its ICT provider.

Lastly, forms for this year's Top 40 Defence Contractors survey have been sent out, with responses due November 16. If you have not received yours, please contact ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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02 9213 8249


Latest News

This year’s conference attracted over 300 delegates.
David Jones

Largest ever ADM Defence Estate and Base Services Summit held in Canberra

ADM’s seventh annual Defence Estate and Base Services Summit on September 19 was the largest to date, attracting in excess of 300 delegates. Read more
Accelerated Warfare means asking difficult questions about internal cultures and identities. 

Is the ADF ready to ask difficult questions?

The answers that machines devise to the difficult questions of tomorrow will likely challenge the organisational structures, cultures, and corps identities in the ADF today. Read more
[Aerospace Australia Ltd]
Designing for survivability remains top priority. 
Pailton Engineering

What will a military vehicle look like in five years?

Warfare is changing, and governments are being forced to adapt their military vehicle fleets to keep up. Read more
Austal has handed over three LCS vessels to the Navy this year. 
US Navy

Austal awarded two more US Navy contracts

Austal has announced that it has been awarded construction contracts by the US Navy to build two additional Independence class Littoral Combat Ships. Read more
[Aust Warrior Expo]
The USS Michael Murphy in formation with other multinational ships during Exercise Kakadu. 

Ex Kakadu wraps up in the NT

Exercise Kakadu 2018, Australia’s largest multilateral maritime and air exercise, has drawn to a close in Darwin. Read more
The upgrades will allow L3 to maintain night vision equipment in Australia.

L3 expands Brisbane repair facilities

L3 Oceania, a division of L3 Technologies, is expanding its repair centre facilities in Brisbane to enable increased capability for the sustainment of systems in Australia. Read more
[Ocean Software]
DWS is working to enable the Government’s digital transformation agenda. 
Getty Images

DWS Group appointed as Defence ICT provider

DWS Group has been appointed to the new ICT Provider Arrangement (ICTPA) for Defence. Read more

ADM's Defence Week 510 PDF Version

The full version of Defence Week can be downloaded here as a PDF, plus a separate PDF of the weekly tenders. Read more
[Consec MilCis]

Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM September 2018

Welcome to the September edition of Australian Defence Magazine, the largest in our 25-year history of publishing – Land Forces 2018. We talk with Chief of Army LTGEN Rick Burr in From the Source. Read more

Upcoming Events


Following the official launch of the new ASDEFCON Technical Data/ Intellectual Property (TD/IP) framework on 11 April, roadshows have been scheduled around the country from May to July 2018. Read more


Future strategic leaders will deliver six-minute bursts about a topic they’re passionate about a topic they also feel is of importance to Australia’s national security. Read more
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