Cape Fourcroy and her sister Cape Inscription will fill an availability gap in the RAN's patrol fleet.

First Cape-class for RAN delivered

Cape Fourcroy and her sister Cape Inscription, which is expected to be delivered next month, will enable the Navy to meet its patrol requirements after a number of setbacks. Credit: Austal

MV Sycamore during her recent sea trials. Credit: Damen Shipyards Group

Damen's MATV Sycamore completes sea trials

Sycamore was put through her paces with an extensive testing program of all on-board military systems.
Credit: Defence

Esteemed, plain speaking, Defence Secretary to retire

The retirement of the veteran of 48 years of public service opens up a vacancy for the high-profile position.
The ACSER-developed Namuru GPS receiver being tested in the cubesat flight. Credit: UNSW ACSER

Project Biarri defence cubesat launched

The launch of the first cubesat, known as ‘Biarri Point’, marks the first risk mitigation phase of a 5-Eyes mission in which members are working to explore cubesat formation flying.
USMC MV-22 Ospreys landing during Ex Talisman Sabre 15. This year's rotation will mark the first time an Osprey detachment has been included. Credit: Defence

Marines' 6th Darwin Rotation most advanced yet

The rotation will include a detachment of four MV-22 Ospreys, five AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters, and four UH-1Y Venom helicopters.
A navy sailor's EW rating badge. Credit: Defence

Cirrus to provide Navy EW simulation training

Navy is matching training to meet upcoming demand for its common electronic warfare sensor suite across the future fleet.

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Army need to work on specialist recruitment: ANAO

Australian Army officers and soldiers from Force Support Element-6 stand at ease during their farewell parade at Robertson Barracks, NT, prior to deploying to Middle-East Region. Credit: Defence

Army has 10 categories that have either serious or critical workforce issues and require direct management attention. more »

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    Integrated Air Missile Defence for the ADF

    Fast jets are just one element of a fifth generation force. Credit: Defence

    What does Integrated Air Missile Defence (IAMD) look like for the RAAF, indeed, what's the next step of Integrated Missile Defence (IMD) for the wider ADF?

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      SME Spotlight: Orbital - Little engines with big plans

      Insitu's ScanEagle UAV is a small, long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle that can be launched from land or sea platforms. Credit: Defence

      In December 2016 Perth-based Orbital Corporation announced it had signed an agreement to provide engines for Boeing’s Insitu UAV division, maker of

      the ScanEagle UAV.

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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

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          From the Source: Lockheed Martin Australia CEO Vince Di Pietro

          After 40 years in the RAN, Vince Di Pietro has recently taken over as Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia at a time when the company is targeting some of Defence’s biggest programs. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with him in Canberra to talk about the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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            Nova Systems works on cyber resilience for defence

            The goal is to support Defence in delivering resilient systems that provide a greater chance of mission success when operating in cyber denied environments.

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              Northrop Grumman expands local footprint

              USN PMA program manager Capt Jeff Dodge with an MQ-8C Fire Scout variant at Pax River. Credit: ADM Katherine Ziesing

              With a number of major Defence capability acquisition contracts up for grabs in the near future and the recent awarding of a major F-35 sustainment contract, Northrop Grumman Australia is looking to double its local workforce by 2020.

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                Shipbuilding Plan MIA

                Greater detail on what continuous or even rolling production looks like is missing, and the national shipbuilding plan that was supposed to fill this gap is missing in action. more »



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