A dockyard welder working on the hull of an AWD being built at the ASC yard in Osborne SA. Credit: Defence

Maritime Technical College to yield shipbuilding skills

Based in Adelaide, the Maritime College will deliver world-class training in key areas such as steel fabrication and naval engineering.

The first conversation course participants: Greg Symmans, Warrant Officer Phil Laycock, Jeff Weber, Major Bill Oddy, Chris Thomas, Nick Brown, John Costin, Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson, Warrant Officer Craig Daniel, Lieutenant Joshua Slaytor, Captain Adrian Ludman, Captain Anthony Erwin, Lieutenant Commander Jeff Choat.

Boeing trains up HATS instructors

Key elements of the modernised training solution being trained include includes advanced over land flying, formation flying, use of night vision aids, and deck landings on the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV).
An artist's impression of the Shortfin Barracuda, a conventional design based on the larger nuclear powered Barracuda submarine, soon to enter service with the French Navy. Credit: DCNS Australia

DCNS CEO quits

Sean Costello resigned on Friday barely a year after DCNS was announced as the successful contender for the $50 billion Future Submarine program.
The existing Civmec site at Henderson, with the BAE Systems and Austal facilities situated in the background. Credit: Civmec

Civmec/Forgacs teams with ASC on OPVs

ASC Shipbuilding and Forgacs have been jointly chosen by two of the three shortlisted designers to work with them on the tender for the Commonwealth Government’s OPV program.
The US Air Force 354th Operations Group F-16 Fighting Falcon flagship sits on the tarmac at RAAF Base Williamtown. Credit: USAF Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty

Diamond Shield to test the best

Diamond Shield is set to run until March 31 and will incorporate RAAF C-17A III Globemaster’s, C-130J Hercules’, AP-3C Orion, and Eielson’s signature Aggressor F-16 Fighting Falcon’s.
A Delta IV rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex-37 with the Air Force's ninth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite. Credit: ULA

WGS sat launch brings improved SATCOM for Australia

The WGS-9 satellite was funded through an agreement between the US and Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and NZ, and will also serve Australia which funded WGS-6.

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Civmec teams with ASC on OPVs

Civmec/Forgacs will build a 40 storey shipbuilding hall on a seven hectare site south of the existing facility seen here at Henderson, WA. Credit: Civmec

Both companies have been jointly chosen by two of the three shortlisted designers, Damen and Lürssen, to work with them on the project tender. more »

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    RAAF performing well on OKRA

    A pair of F/A-18A Hornets from Air Task Group 630 Strike Element flying in the Middle East Region during an Operation Okra mission. Credit: Defence

    From the time of their arrival in the Middle East in late September 2014 to the end of December 2016, the eight aircraft attached to the Australian Air Task Group (ATG) in the Middle East flew some 3,200 combat missions totalling more than 26,000 flight hours

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      Air: Plan Jericho two years on

      An A27 Hawk 127 operated by No 76 Squadron participates in a training activity over Lake George in the Australian Capital Territory. Credit: Defence

      In essence, the Plan Jericho vision is to develop a future force that is agile and adaptive, fully immersed in the information age and truly joint more »

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        ADM2017: Getting on with the job of One Defence

        ADM 2017 was once again a major drawcard for Defence, Government and industry. Credit: ADM (DAvid Jones)

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

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          From the Source: Harris Defence Australia MD Alan Callaghan

          In mid last year, Harris bought Exelis for roughly $US4.5 billion, creating one of the biggest dedicated communications companies in the world. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Harris Defence Australia president and managing director to see what the business is up to in Australia.

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            Supplier Showcase - Rohde & Schwarz Australia

            The company offers a complete test and measurement portfolio for the wireless market.

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              SME Spotlight: It's an Air Affair

              An Air Affairs Phoenix target drone shortly after launch. Credit: Air Affairs Australia

              Since signing the Jet Aircraft Support Contract in 2015 for ADF training support tasks including Aerial Target Towing, Air Affairs Australia has been experiencing a period of exponential growth. more »

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                Local content a must

                Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 10 years, you’ll know that Land 400, Army’s biggest ever vehicle program, is well underway. more »



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                  ADM covers Land Warfare.

                  Editor Katherine Ziesing discusses the importance of local content; she also looks at the recent ADM Congress, the ongoing Land 400 RMA, and SME Marathon Targets.

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                  Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr covers a proposal to introduce a multi-role 35mm gun into the RAN, and the upcoming JORN decision for Project Air 2025 Phase 6.

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