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This week Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing covers the Submarine Institute of Australia conference, which focused on the Collins life of type extension. True to submariner form, the conference also demonstrated the art of the understatement; according to one speaker, "stuff catching on fire isn't great."

In other news, I cover the MilCIS conference in Canberra, Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr heads to Jervis Bay for Autonomous Warrior 18, DTC recognises three SA companies at its annual awards, Brigadier Cheryl Pearce becomes the second woman to lead a UN peacekeeping mission, Siemens announces a software grant to UQ, and SEA and Daronmont partner on the Future Submarine and Hunter class frigate programs.

And the house announcements: forms for this year's Top 40 Defence Contractors survey are due today, and Expressions of Interest for next year's Essington Lewis Awards are due next Friday. 

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

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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Latest News

A Seahawk helicopter conducts a forward passenger transfer with HMAS Rankin inside Cockburn Sound, WA.

Submarines and the art of the understatement

The SIA conference theme was centred around the Collins class life of type extension (LOTE); current thinking and the technology to be delivered under Sea 1450 from both defence and industry perspectives. Read more
CIOG Stephen Pearson opening the MilCIS conference.
Michelle Kroll/UNSW

MilCIS 2018: ICT evolution and challenges on show

The annual Military Communication and Information Systems conference showcased the latest information and communication technologies with updates from the military on major projects. Read more
The Sun Ray underwater flying wing on display at Autonomous Warrior.
Julian Kerr

Autonomous Warrior gets underway at Jervis Bay

Autonomous Warrior 18, the largest autonomous systems exercise yet undertaken in Australia, kicked off on 5 November in the Jervis Bay area. Read more
[General Dynamics]
Supashock received the ‘Outstanding Collaboration’ award from DTC.

Three SA companies win DTC awards

Supashock, Airspeed, and REDARC Electronics have received awards from the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) at its annual awards ceremony in Adelaide. Read more
CDF General Angus Campbell walks with Brigadier Cheryl Pearce in Kabul during her time as Commander Task Group Afghanistan.

ADF officer to lead UN force in Cyprus

The Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, has announced the appointment of the ADF’s Brigadier Cheryl Pearce as Force Commander of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. Read more
[Aust Warrior Expo]
[Aerospace Australia Ltd]
The software will allow UQ students access to software used to design the Mars Curiosity rover.

Siemens announces half-billion-dollar software grant to UQ

Siemens has announced a software grant with an in-kind commercial value of over half a billion dollars to the University of Queensland. Read more
The two companies will bring combat and communications systems to address requirements outlined in the Hunter Class Frigate program.

New partnership for subs and shipbuilding programs

UK defence and security electronics system specialist SEA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Daronmont Technologies. Read more
[Ocean Software]

ADM's Defence Week 518 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

Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM November 2018

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

Upcoming Events

Credit: BMT

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

Defence Human Sciences Symposium 2018

The Defence Human Sciences Symposium (DHSS) is the principal Australian forum for those interested in the application of human sciences research to enhance Defence capability. Read more


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