The ADF will use PILS V3 to manage the ordering of pharmaceutical and medical supplies from Defence-preferred suppliers.
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ADF trials pharmaceutical management software on exercise

The ADF has embarked on two separate trials of Ocean Software products to manage their pharmaceuticals.

USMC patrol up the beach at Shoalwater Bay Training Area in North Queensland after disembarking a USN Landing Craft Air Cushioned Vehicle during Exercise Talisman Saber 17.

Talisman Sabre 2017: US and Australia practice amphibious assault

Over 500 US Marines and Australian soldiers landed at Freshwater Beach yesterday during amphibious assault landings conducted as part of Exercise Talisman Saber 2017.
Winners of the first round of Techstars Adelaide come from around the globe, including six Australian companies. 
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Techstars Adelaide supports Defence start ups

After reviewing applications from 49 different countries, Techstars Adelaide selected the Top 10 to take part in its accelerator program, including six Australian companies.
Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne visits Supashock in Adelaide.

Rheinmetall buys 49% share of Supashock

Rheinmetall has purchased at 49 per cent share in Adelaide based SME Supashock.
Ben Hudson, Rheinmetall Defence Executive Board Member and Global Head of Vehicle Systems was in Queensland to make the announcement on the MILVEHCOE.
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QLD chosen for Rheinmetall's military vehicle CoE

Rheinmetall will establish the MILVEHCOE as a sovereign industrial capability for the continuous design, manufacture, export and support for military vehicles, turrets and tactical systems.
The review will provide a strategic framework for the Australian space sector that supports leadership, innovation, opportunity and entrepreneurship, along with our broader national interest.

Space industry review for national strategy

The review will be led by an Expert Review Group, chaired by former CSIRO chief executive Dr Megan Clark.

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Heron lease not renewed

Heron RPA A45-253 out on the hardstand at dawn at the Woomera Test Range during pre-deployment training for personnel deploying to the Heron Detachment at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in 2013. Credit: Defence

The assumption around Canberra is that an FMS case for the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper is all but signed. more »

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    Land 400: Risk Mitigation Activity update

    A BAE Systems Australia Patria AMV35 combat reconnaissance vehicle (left) and a Rheinmetall Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicle secured in the heavy vehicle deck of the Royal Australian Navy amphibious ship HMAS Canberra during a series of trials at Fleet Base East in Sydney on 6 December 2016.

    At the time of writing, the Land 400 program was half way through the risk mitigation activity (RMA) between Rheinmetall’s Boxer and the BAE Systems/Patria AMV35. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing checked in with the industry players and program director to get an idea of what’s been happening.

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      SME Spotlight: Codarra

      Testing various electrical loads on the C-130 fleet was how Codarra got started. Credit: Defence

      Codarra began as a ‘pretty sure I can do it better’ idea from two Defence industry guys. Almost 30 years later, they’re still right.

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        Defining future naval UAS capability

        An S-100 Camcopter during Brazilian Navy trials. Credit: Schiebel

        As the RAN looks forward to trials with an embarked unmanned aerial system (UAS) under operational conditions in the middle of the year, further evaluation of both fixed and rotary wing platforms will continue to inform Project Sea 129 Phase 5, the service’s tactical maritime UAS program for both minor and major surface combatants.

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          From the Source: VP & GM CAE Defence (Middle East & AsiaPac) Ian Bell

          Credit: CAE Defence

          CAE is a major provider of training and simulation services to the ADF and Ian Bell took up his role in January 2017. ADM's Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway recently spoke with him to learn more about the company's presence in Australia.

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            Congress to chart future of Defence simulation

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            It’s no longer an add-on, it’s a fundamental industry capability.

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              SME Spotlight: Norship knows their ships

              Aerial shot of the shipyard in Cairns. Credit: Norship Marine

              While the Australian shipbuilding debate has centred on traditional centres Norship Marine business development executive Graham Wharton believes there are at least two north Australian cities missing.

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                What does local content look like?

                There is room for improvement on how local companies engage with Defence and each other. more »



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                  Editor Katherine Ziesing discusses local content, reviews the recent Essington Lewis awards and D+I conference, and SATCOMs.

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