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Australian Defence Magazine


In this edition of Defence Week, Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing opens with a look at Army aviation’s new policy on ad hoc industry engagement (spoiler - it's not great).

In other news, Deputy Editor Nigel Pittaway reveals heightened British interest in Boeing E-7 Wedgetails, the RAAF’s new C27-J Spartans deploy to the Territory for Ex Pitch Black, the Australian Space Agency roadshow gets underway, the US Navy discovers faulty welding in its nuclear submarine build, and the Kiwis tap CAE for NH90 helicopter training devices.

Lastly, some house announcements. Forms for this year's Top 40 Defence Contractors survey will be sent out in early September, as will Expressions of Interest for the next round of the Essington Lewis awards. ADM is also preparing for our second STEM and Defence Summit in Canberra next week, where you will find Katherine, Kylie and myself on deck. More details can be found here.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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Latest News

[Department of Defence]
The Tiger replacement program will be managed under Land 4503

Army aviation to limit ad hoc industry engagement

CASG’s FAS Helicopters Shane Fairweather and Army’s Head of Land Capability Major General Kathryn Toohey have outlined the way ahead for ad hoc industry engagement with either organisation: it’s not happening. Read more
An E-7 Wedgetail sitting under cover during Ex Pitch Black.
Nigel Pittaway

UK moves closer to Wedgetail buy

The UK’s plans to acquire the Boeing E-7 aircraft came a step closer to reality in mid-July, with the arrival of the first three RAF personnel at Williamtown for training. Read more
The Expeditionary Air Base set up at Batchelor during Ex Pitch Black.
Nigel Pittaway

‘It’s not just about fast jets’ - Spartan deploys for Pitch Black

The RAAF has deployed its new C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter to the Top End for the first time. Read more
The ASA roadshow is travelling around most of the nation in the coming weeks.

Australian Space Agency kicks off national roadshow

The first of the Australian Space Agency (ASA) engagement roadshows kicked off this week in Canberra. Read more
[Defence Estate]
The Ohio-class submarine USS Pennsylvania transits the Hood Canal. The Ohio-class are reaching the end of their service life.

Local builds bring more than jobs

The Royal Navy should look to Australia’s experience with the Collins as a lesson in quality assurance. Read more
Negotiation skills are needed on both sides of the table for a relationship to prosper.

Enlightened negotiations in the Defence environment

In supporting both Department of Defence and Defence Contractor enterprises over many years, ENS International has seen negotiation shortcomings and challenges. Read more
[Aerospace Australia Ltd]
[Ocean Software]
An RNZAF NH90 taking part in Ex Katipo on the South Island.
NZDF via Flickr

NZ Air Force contracts CAE for helicopter training device

CAE has been awarded a contract to provide the Royal NZ Air Force (RNZAF) with a CAE 700MR Series NH90 flight training device. Read more
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ADM's Defence Week 505 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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Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM August 2018

ADM August 2018

In our August 2018 edition, ADM covers STEM in Defence. We talk with Group CEO of Electro Optic Systems Dr Ben Greene 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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