Australian Defence Force personnel have deployed across the ditch to New Zealand for Exercise SOUTHERN KATIPO.
Defence Minister Senator Marise Payne has acknowledged that the Australian shipbuilding industry needs significant “reshaping and reform”. more »
The first of 30,000 new EF88 service rifles have been issued by the ADF in parallel with the rollout of a new Soldier Combat Ensemble (SCE) comprising load carriage equipment and protective kit that includes new-generation body armour, combat helmets, and hearing and eye protection.
The Deputy Secretary of the Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group (E&IG) spoke at ADM's recent Defence Estate and Base Services Summit.
In an effort to get a better picture of what the sustainment efforts are for the surface fleet, ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to both NSM (a joint venture of UGL and Babcock) about their work on the ANZAC fleet and Atlantic & Peninsula Australia Pty Limited (A&P Australia) about their work on HMAS Choules.
Katherine Ziesing sat down with VADM Barrett to talk about where Plan Pelorus is pointing the Royal Australian Navy under his leadership. Premium
Thales Australia’s Christine Chen has been named Sydney’s Young Engineer of the Year at Engineers Australia’s 2015 NSW Showcase event.
When specialists at Canberra’s QuintessenceLabs sought a means of generating the Holy Grail of encryption, the “true random number” key, they found no earthly solution that would deliver the quality and performance they needed.
So they looked to space instead.
Sustainment, along with infrastructure and ICT, are the trio of Fundamental Inputs to Capability (FICs) that are the unsexy side of Defence.
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ADM's November edition contains the Annual C4I feature dealing with Network Centric Warfare (NCW) and Comms. Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr writes on ADF amphibious capability progress and together with Editor Katherine Ziesing also looks at ADF access to the Wideband Global SATCOM system.
Continuing the amphibious theme, Deputy Editor Nigel Pittaway writes on the transition from voice to digital communications for the LHDs and the state of play regarding IT support for ADF operations.
Philip Smart investigates Army's path towards digitisation and talks to radio and microwave systems SME, EM Solutions.
And Katherine Ziesing catches up with CEO and Managing Director Broadspectrum Graeme Hunt (formerly Transfield Services) on what the long term defence contractor is up to as the company undergoes a change of branding.
View the digital edition.