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HMAS Hobart successfully demonstrated cooperative engagement capability with a US Navy ship this week off the coast of Hawaii. The announcement is a milestone for the 'any sensor, best shooter' concept, which is set to be a core feature of the future networked battlefield.

In other news, Defence picks Datapod for secretive portable data storage, US F-22s become the latest aircraft capable of refuelling from a RAAF KC-30A, Safran opens a new office in Botany, Thales finishes redeveloping the ONESky office in Melbourne, HMAS Arunta gets a new mast, and the EU chooses Elbit Systems for unmanned maritime patrols.

And the house announcements: ADM Congress 2019 will take place on Wednesday, February 13 at the Canberra Playhouse; ADM will be launching a new membership model from 12 November; and forms for this year's Top 40 Defence Contractors survey are available now (due Friday next week), as well as Expressions of Interest for next year's Essington Lewis Awards (due Nov 23).

Please contact Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing for enquiries on Congress and Top 40 forms, and Awards Coordinator Jess Havard for Essington Lewis Awards enquiries.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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Latest News

The Mark 45 Mod 6 5-inch gun of HMAS Hobart engages a towed surface target during weapon trials. Defence

US Navy and RAN demonstrate cooperative engagement capability

HMAS Hobart has proved her ability to share sensor information and real-time combat system data with the US Navy. Read more
Data storage is a particularly sensitive topic for Defence.

Defence quietly buys relocatable data storage

Defence has selected Canberra-based SME Datapod to provide relocatable data storage facilities in a deal worth $7.4 million. Read more
A RAAF KC-30A refuels a USAF F-22 Raptor during trials at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

RAAF KC-30A completes refuelling trials with US Raptors

A RAAF KC-30A tanker has completed air-to-air refuelling trials with USAF F-22 Raptors. Read more
[General Dynamics]
[Aust Warrior Expo]
The OneSKY project will replace the ageing military air traffic management systems.

New Melbourne OneSKY office for Thales

The new Thales Australia World Trade Centre offices have been opened in Melbourne, paving the way for further progress in the OneSKY project. Read more
The Hermes 900 is a long-range unmanned maritime surveillance system tailored for littoral and blue water operations.

Elbit to provide maritime UAS to EU agency

Elbit Systems has been awarded a framework contract to provide maritime UAS patrol services to the European Maritime Safety Agency. Read more
[Aerospace Australia Ltd]
HMAS Arunta on patrol in the Middle East.

New mast for HMAS Arunta

HMAS Arunta’s new mast has been installed as part of the ship’s Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) being undertaken at BAE Systems Australia’s Henderson facility. Read more
Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne speaking at the opening of Safran’s new facility in Botany.
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Safran opens new facility in Botany

Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne, Safran CEO Martin Sion, and the CEO of Safran Pacific Alexis de Pelleport opened the company’s new facility in Botany this week. Read more
[Ocean Software]

ADM's Defence Week 517 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
[Scotwork [Consec MilCis]

Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM November 2018

Welcome to the November edition of Australian Defence Magazine: Comms and C4I. Read more

Upcoming Events

Hall School Museum

Armistice and After - An Exhibition

'Armistice and After' records the participation of the Hall district diggers in the triumphs of 1918 and the euphoria that accompanied the end of hostilities. It also records the difficulties of repatriation and adjustment to civilian life in a world where the promises of peace and prosperity never quite materialised. Read more
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BMT's Submarine Design & Engineering Course

BMT’s Submarine Design and Engineering Course presents attendees with the latest thinking and innovations in submarine design and operations. Read more


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