Thursday 21 February
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Australian Defence Magazine


Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr leads today's Defence Week with an update on modifications underway on HMAS Hobart to better accomodate the MH-60R helicopters. Commodore Steve Tiffen, CASG’s Director General Naval Construction Branch, told ADM the same modifications would be completed on HMAS Brisbane shortly and NUSHIP Sydney before delivery in 2020.

In other news, the Defence Trade Controls Act review releases its findings, industry is briefed on the integrated land targeting RFI, Jacky Westermann provides commentary on the Munich Security Conference 2019, SA partners with Region Bretagne on autonomous maritime vehicles, and Ultra wins a contract to provide ASW capabilities for Canada's future frigate.

And the house announcements: nominations for this year's Women in Defence Awards are now open; and the cut-off to receive a discount for clients due to renew their listing in the Directory of Defence Suppliers is tomorrow, February 22nd. If you would like to renew, or are not listed and would like to be, please contact Directory Coordinator Dave Torrance.

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Latest News

HMAS Hobart berths alongside her sister ship HMAS Brisbane at Fleet Base East.

AWD helicopter upgrades are underway

Long-planned modifications are underway on HMAS Hobart to improve missile and torpedo storage for the MH-60R naval combat helicopter. Read more
A Bushmaster, a famous Australian export story, during testing at Woomera. 

Review rejects Defence push for greater export control

The review of the Defence Trade Controls Act (DTCA) 2012 has been released. Read more
Army now recognises targetry as an important element of the training cycle.

Industry briefed on integrating land targetry RFI

The Integrated Land Target System Program has briefed around thirty separate industry entities on the Request for Information. Read more
US VP Mike Pence and German Chancellor Angela Merkel put forth differing visions in Munich.

Munich Security Conference 2019: who will pick up the pieces?

For the 55th time, international leaders and representatives came together in Munich to seek dialogue in order to resolve international conflicts. Read more
Concept art of an unmanned underwater vehicle deploying from a submarine.
Pyramid Communication

Research agreement signed on autonomous maritime vehicles

A new international collaboration between Australian and French academic institutions and industry is set to research autonomous maritime vehicles. Read more
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Concept art of the Canadian Type 26 variant. BAE

Ultra takes underwater lead on Canadian frigates

Ultra Electronics has signed a significant sub-contract with Lockheed Martin Canada as part of Canada’s Combat Ship Team. Read more

ADM's Defence Week 527 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
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