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February 9, 2017

Hot on the heels of ADM 2017 we bring you the latest Defence Week Premium. Thanks to all who attended and the sponsors who assisted us to make this year's event yet another success. There were some big announcements and the general mood of the crowd was positive as the work of the major reforms affecting the Defence/industry relationship start to gain traction and become tangible.

At the event, ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing announced that the Essington Lewis Awards will be making a return this year. Formerly known as the ADM/DMO Awards for Excellence, the new streamlined awards will be presented at a gala dinner the night before the Defence and Industry conference in Canberra on June 14 – more to come on our website events page.

In other news, although President Trump would like to take all the credit, F-35 costs for the latest production lot continue to fall and ADM takes a first peek aboard the Italian FREMM frigate Carabiniere as she arrives in Adelaide.

Defence industry Young Achievers have been recognised at AIDN's annual awards and Damen briefs industry on its OPV push.

For those unable to attend ADM 2017, some of the presentations can be viewed on the ADM Events website,  

Patrick Durrant

Online Editor

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ADM2017: Getting on with the job of One Defence

It was standing room only at the 14th ADM Congress in Canberra on 7 February.  more»

F-35A cost down to under US$100 million

The US Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement in principle on reducing the cost of the next lot of F-35 Lightning II aircraft to below US$100 million.  more»

Italian FREMM first impressions

ADM visited the Italian Navy’s FREMM Frigate, Carabiniere, while it was berthed in Adelaide this week as part of its four-city tour of Australia.  more»


Young stars of defence industry recognised

The 2017 Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) National Young Achiever Awards were held during the organisation's annual dinner held in Canberra on February 7.  more»

Damen hosts industry briefings for OPVs

Damen Shipyards Group has concluded two Industry Briefings aimed at Australian companies active in the maritime and defence industries.  more»

Accenture solution for Defence logistics

Professional services company Accenture has helped Defence develop and deploy a new cloud-based NATO supply codification system  more»

ADM's Defence Week Premium 431 PDF Version

The full version of the Defence Week Premium can be downloaded here as a PDF. You can also access a separate PDF of the weekly tenders and a digital copy of the newsletter.  more»






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