Changes to Defence Protective Security Alert

As a precaution, and consistent with the change of the National Terrorism Public Alert Level to HIGH, Defence has raised the security alert level at bases and establishments across Defence.

WA Government to address the Northern Australia Defence Summit

The ADM are delighted to announce the participation of John O'Hare at the Northern Australia Defence Summit (15-16 October) in Darwin.

Tasmanian students dive into sub challenge

The Australian Maritime College is helping to foster the next generation of engineers by mentoring a team of Queechy High School students taking part in the DMO sponsored SUBS in Schools design project.

RAAF to deploy Super Hornets to Middle East

Eight RAAF Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets, an Airbus KC-30A MRTT and Boeing E-7A Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft and 400 support personnel, will deploy to an airbase in the Middle East as early as this week.

Land 400 documents released

Defence has released more documents to industry to assist in their understanding of the Land 400 requirement and to prepare for any future solicitation activities. Premium

DSTO develops Digital Video Guard

With cyber-attacks on government and private organisations skyrocketing in recent times, DSTO has developed the DVG, a small hardware security peripheral that acts as a Hardware Trojan countermeasure. Premium

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Defence Week Premium 318 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.318 of 18 September 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. more »

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    Land Surveillance: JP129 – Surveillance in the Land domain post-Afghanistan | ADM July 2014

    Although the ADF’s UAV operations in Afghanistan were officially completed at the end of June, upgrades are in the pipeline for Army’s 18 Shadow RQ-7B Shadow 200 Tactical UAVs (TUAVs) and options for palm-sized micro-UAVs to equip infantry combat teams are being assessed. Premium

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      Defence Business: Preparing for the LHD | ADM July 2014

      Although IOC for the first of the RAN's two Canberra class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) amphibious ships is scheduled for mid to late 2015, the capabilities these 27,800 tonne vessels will deliver to the ADF have yet to be widely appreciated. Premium

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        Military Life: Looking after the wellbeing of Defence personnel | ADM July 2014

        Minister for Veterans' Affairs Senator Michael Ronaldson speaking at the launch on June 11.

        The Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defence will jointly fund a three-year five million dollar research program in to the mental wellbeing of contemporary service personnel and veterans.

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          Defence Business: Lifting the lid on LIF CAP | ADM July 2014

          Work on the first two aircraft to be modified under the validation and verification phase of the RAAF’s Hawk Mk.127 Lead In Fighter Capability Assurance (LIF CAP) program is now underway at Williamtown. Premium

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            ADF Weapons: Is Defence interest in non-lethal weapons waning? | ADM July 2014

            The notion of acquiring new, enhanced non-lethal weapons, to provide deployed forces with greater options than through the use of lethal force, had its genesis in the 2009 Defence White Paper. And there it appears to have rested. Premium

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              The September edition of ADM covers a wide range of topics relating to Land Forces. In this edition we examine the upgrade of vehicles and Land 40. Also we look at the Army beyond Beersheba, ration research and soldier survivability.

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