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September 11, 2014

ADM's third annual Defence Support Services Summit incorporating the Inaugural Defence Housing Australia Summit is winding up today. Delegates and speakers have provided excellent feedback on the event. Stay tuned for coverage of the event.
The big news this week is the announcement that current ammunition arrangements will continue at Benalla and Mulwala under Thales management. Read more about this in the story below.
ADM’s Defence Week Premium newsletter has a wide range of interesting stories this week with analysis from Tom Muir, ADM’s DWP regular contributor, including procurement of the Carl Gustafman-portable weapon system for special forces, how OneSky is progressing, speculation that the Soryu Class submarine will replace the Collins Class boats and much more.
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Five-year DMMA extension announced

Defence Minister David Johnston has announced a five-year plan by the Abbott Government to maintain Mulwala and Benalla munitions plants.  more»

New weapons for SOCOM - We all love Charlie Guts-ache*

It is reported that SOCOM has signed a new framework contract with Saab to extend its procurement of the Carl Gustafman-portable weapon system.  more»

Only three contenders for OneSky

Delegates at Airservices' recent Waypoint conference in Canberra were told by Airservices chief executive Margaret Staib, that the move to a common ATM system with the ADF was progressing as planned with the project on track to start construction in 2015.  more»

Kim Carr blasts protected bimmer buy

Shadow federal industry Minister Kim Carr has blasted the Abbott government's decision to order a fleet of nine bulletproof BMW 7 Series limousines after rejecting an earlier decision to award the contract to Holden-BAE.  more»

Soryu Class design to replace Collins submarine?

NewsCorp reports that the government will select the Japanese-built Soryu Class submarine to replace locally built Collins Class boats as the Navy's key strike weapon beyond 2030.  more»

Dagger makes a comeback

Commando regiments will now be able to wear the AAS dagger on ceremonial occasions when in ceremonial orders of dress and bearing arms.  more»

Ryan Aerospace finalists in manufacturing awards

Ryan Aerospace was recently announced Finalists at the PACE Zenith National Manufacturing Awards.  more»

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»

General Dynamics UK receives order for 589 Scout vehicles

General Dynamics UK has been awarded a contract by the UK MoD to deliver 589 SCOUT SV platforms to the British Army to provide essential capability to the Armoured Cavalry within Army 2020.  more»

Scout - a L400 contender?

As we have noted in the case of the UKMOD's Scout SV purchase, General Dynamics Land Systems has received recent orders for 900 x LAV 700 and 589 x Scout SV, matched to the defined requirements of individual customers.  more»

Super-secure quantum-based data encryption

A new encryption device that uses technology employs the quantum mechanics of random photon polarisation, to generate random numbers and creates cryptographic keys so fast and so securely that the technology is said to revolutionise high-speed cryptography.  more»

Light detector to revolutionise night vision technology

Researchers have developed a light detector that could revolutionise chemical sensing and night vision technology.  more»

General Dynamics to consolidate two into one

Following a comprehensive review of the structure of its Information Systems and Technology business group, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems will be combined to create a new business unit, General Dynamics Mission Systems.  more»

Rolls-Royce unified bridge enters operation

Norwegian ship owner Simon Mokster Shipping received its new offshore vessel, Stril Luna, from Gondan shipyard in Spain on 29 August.  more»

Defence Week Premium 317 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.317 of 11 September 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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