Chief of Navy visits Pacific 2015 stand at IMDEX

At the International Maritime Defence Expo (IMDEX) held in Singapore last week, Australia’s Chief of Navy VADM Tim Barrett visited the PACIFIC 2015 stand

Kongsberg weapon station for Australian Supacats

Kongsberg will supply its Protector remote weapon system for Supacat’s Extenda special forces vehicle in Australian service.
Rod Equid, Chief Executive Officer of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance, spoke of the challenges and successes of the program at the launch on Saturday.

AWD Hobart launched in Adelaide

Australia’s first Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer entered the water on Saturday, with a launch event in Adelaide.

Questacon, Raytheon take 3D printing to schools

Students from three Australian secondary schools have used 3D design and printing to create body parts for a figurine, through a three month videoconference-based project delivered by Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, with support from Raytheon.

RAAF streams live video from UAS to C-17

The Royal Australian Air Force has streamed full motion live video from a Heron Unmanned Aircraft System airborne over Woomera in South Australia, to the cargo bay of a specially-fitted C-17A Globemaster airlifter 2000km away at Fairbairn in Canberra.

F-35B begins testing at sea

Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II jet aircraft, the Vertical Takeoff and Landing version, will spend the next two weeks at sea aboard the USS Wasp, to begin the first shipboard phase of the F-35B Operational Test (OT-1).

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TKMS would buy ASC if they win Sea 1000

German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has confirmed to would consider buying ASC if it was selected to design and construct Australia's Future Submarine under Project Sea 1000. more »

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    Bushmaster EW variant on show

    Land Forces first saw the emergence of a Bushmaster Electronic Warfare (EW) variant complete with a six-metre telescopic mast.

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      SERS solution from local SME a world beater

      The Australian Submarine Escape and Rescue System (SERS) is a unique capability. Even more so when you consider that a lone, local SME has produced a range of technologies that world leaders told them was ‘unachievable’ for some elements of the system.

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        Spirit of Adventure award goes to wounded vets

        In 2013 Aussie diggers Private Heath Jamieson and Corporal Seamus Donaghue joined charity Walking With The Wounded to tackle 335 kilometre trek to the South Pole.

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          The ADF’s love affair with tactical UAVs

          The ADF deserves credit for the speedy introduction of tactical UAVs in support of its deployed forces in the MEAO.

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            ADF Weapons: Is Defence interest in non-lethal weapons waning? | ADM July 2014

            The notion of acquiring new, enhanced non-lethal weapons, to provide deployed forces with greater options than through the use of lethal force, had its genesis in the 2009 Defence White Paper. And there it appears to have rested. Premium

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              ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing takes a first glance at the First Principles Review, provides a wrap up of the RUSI Sub Summit with Philip Smart, and talks all things Boeing with local boss Maureen Dougherty.

              Deputy Editor Nigel Pittaway examines what went on at the LIMA air show and how cyber affects air operations.

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