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October 30, 2014

I think I must be a little sad in some respects. I love Senate Estimates. I stream the whole thing live for the two days on my computer, listening in the background while I go about my working day. I love them mainly because I'm not the one answering questions. I shake my head at some of the Dorothy Dixer questions, roll my eyes at some of the answers that don't really answer the question and generally applaud the effort of both sides to get their messages across.
It was interesting to note that Defence Minister Senator David Johnston chose to appear before the committee rather than in an NSC meeting. Stay tuned to Defence Week Premium and online as the highlights of the proceedings are digested and put into some wider context.
Missed seeing the ADM team recently? MilCIS in Canberra next month is your next opportunity to catch up with us. Stop by stand 19 to say hi.


Katherine Ziesing
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T. 02 6203 9535

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Heron UAV to be retained

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ADM Online: Weekly Summary

A summary of the latest news and views in the defence industry, locally and overseas. Check out our webpage for daily news updates on the ADM home page and make sure you bookmark/RSS this for a regular visit.  more»

Agreement reached on F-35 LRIP 8 contract

Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office have reached an agreement on the next lot of F-35 aircraft.  more»

Fire Scout's sloping deck trials

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed precision sloped landing tests with the MQ-8C Fire Scout at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, in preparation for at-sea testing.  more»

Saab and Brazil sign contract for Gripen NG

Saab has signed a contract with the Brazilian Federal Government covering the development and production of 36 Gripen NG fighter aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force.  more»

DCNS signs TANAN ship-based UAS agreement with Airbus Defence and Space

As part of the 2014 Euronaval exhibition, Airbus Defence and Space and DCNS signed a cooperation agreement to develop a ship-based helicopter UAS capability.  more»

MBDA achieves success

MBDA has achieved success with its SIMBAD-RC ship self-defence system entering the qualification phase and its successful final qualification firing of the MdCN system.  more»

Defence Week Premium 324 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.324 of 30 October 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here.  more»








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