A handover ceremony at RAAF Base Richmond in February 2016 marked the occasion of the first ex-RAAF C-130H Hercules being sold to the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU). Credit: Defence

Military sales equipment catalogue released

The Catalogue lists selected equipment that is scheduled to be withdrawn from front line service in the ADF, but that still demonstrates a viable capability that other countries might seek to purchase.

Known as TALU and TASLU, Broen cargo loaders have been exported to 20 Air Forces in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East because of their superiority and durability. Credit: Broens

Broens under administration

Papers filed in the NSW Supreme Court last month indicate that the company has until March 15 to address creditors.
USAF personnel watch an F-22A Raptor take off from Nellis Air Force Base, prior to their boarding a RAAF C-130J Hercules during Exercise Red Flag 17-1. Credit: Defence

Red Flag gives insight into near capabilities

After three weeks of high-intensity missions, Exercise Red Flag 17-1 has concluded.
An F-22 Raptor preparing to refuel. The F-22s will conduct integrated training activities with the RAAF’s 75 Squadron F/A-18A/B Hornets along with ground assets and personnel. Credit: USAF Senior Airman Justin Hodge

Raptors arrive at Tindal

The visiting F-22s will be located at RAAF Base Tindal and will be the largest and longest rotation of fifth-generation aircraft to Australia to date.

Essington Lewis Awards

This year the Essington Lewis Awards will return with a gala dinner and awards night planned in Canberra on June 14.
The Schiebel Camcopter S-100 during the evaluation phase. Credit: Schiebel

Camcopter UAS for Navy

Defence has awarded Austrian company Schiebel a contract for the supply of its Camcopter S-100 System and three years of follow-on Contractor Logistics Support.

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Report outlines vital role of collaboration for defence capability

The panel at the NSW Defence Collaboration Symposium: (L-R) Benjamin Hayes, assistant secretary Defence Industry Policy Division; Air Marshal (Retd) John Harvey, NSW Defence Advocate; Professor Chun Wang, UNSW, head of mechanical and manufacturing engineering; Mark Baker managing director Sonartech Atlas; and Darren Burrowes, CTO The Blue Zone Group. Credit: ADM (Patrick Durrant)

Attitudes and behaviours, according to the report, will count more than contracts and policy when it comes to establishing effective collaboration. more »

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    C4ISR TDLs: Moving from the Kill Chain to the Kill Web

    LSCSO Yohanes Bangun is in charge of establishing and maintaining Tactical Data Link (TDL) to all warships deployed in the Middle East Region (MER). Credit: Defence

    The holy grail of Tactical Data Link (TDL) integration for the war fighter is the seamless dissemination of information to maintain Situational Awareness, effect C2 and proscute weapons engagements. Enter the new Joint TDL Information Exchange Capability Subprogram.

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      From Lockheed to Leidos

      (L-R) Director of Security and Defence Leidos Australia Paul Chase, Assistant Secretary Critical Systems, Joint Systems Division Alison Petchell, Managing Director of Leidos Australia Christine Zeitz and Head of Electronic Systems Division RADM Tony Dalton after signing the contract. Credit: Defence

      When Lockheed Martin sold off its Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business segment globally to Leidos earlier this year, it created more than just another Defence IT business.

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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: Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne

          Credit: Defence

          Earlier this year, Christopher Pyne was announced as the inaugural Minister for defence Industry in the Turnbull Government, the first time the portfolio was split between two senior ministers with seats at the Cabinet table. He spoke with ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing about the challenges of the role and the multi-billion investment in the ADF.

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            Military sales equipment catalogue released

            A handover ceremony at RAAF Base Richmond in February 2016 marked the occasion of the first ex-RAAF C-130H Hercules being sold to the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU). Credit: Defence

            The Catalogue lists selected equipment that is scheduled to be withdrawn from front line service in the ADF, but that still demonstrates a viable capability that other countries might seek to purchase.

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              TAE cuts Abrams engine overhaul times

              The engines will now stay in country rather than going to the US. Credit: TAE

              TAE Gas Turbines have recently delivered the first Abrams tank engine back to the Army after undergoing a major overhaul in its facility at RAAF Base Amberley.

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                The importance of industry

                Importantly, 2016 was the year when Defence Industry was formally recognised as a Fundamental Input to Capability in the White Paper suite of documents.

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                  ADM covers the annual Top 40 Defence Contractors/Top 20 Defence SMEs and project reviews and previews.

                  Editor Katherine Ziesing covers recent events including ADM's Northern Australia Defence Summit and MilCIS2016 as well as the new night fighting equipment for Ninox.   

                  Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway went to Brazil to look at Embraer's KC-390 and also provides the project review/preview for the air domain. He also wraps on infrastructure projects and developments in the joint space.  

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                  Our From the Source interview this issue is the Minister for Defence Industry, the Honourable Christopher Pyne MP.

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