Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne with Kate Louis, first assistant secretary Defence Industry Policy, Paul Johnson, co-chair Centre for Defence Industry Capability and Kim Gillis, deputy secretary CASG at the newly launched CDIC HQ in Adelaide. Credit: Defence

CDIC opened, Defence Innovation Hub launched

Both the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) and the Defence Innovation Hub were respectively opened and launched on December 5.

One of the first RAAF EA-18G Growlers. Credit: Defence

Growlers part of GE support contract extension

Defence has signed a contract to provide sustainment for the engines of the newly acquired EA-18G Growler aircraft, as well as continued sustainment of the exisiting F/A-18F Super Hornets
Laser cladding onto a high strength steel substrate. Credit: RUAG Australia

RUAG wins CTD grant for innovative repair tech

RUAG Australia’s submission for Laser Cladding Repair Technology has been selected for further development under Round 20 of the Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program.
A design based on the OPV 80 (here the Chilean Piloto Pardo) by Fassmer is one of three that will be considered. Credit: Fassmer

RFT out for Sea 1180 OPVs

Project Sea 1180 (Offshore Patrol Vessels) Requests for Tender (RFTs) have been released to the three shortlisted designers.
The DCNS design for the Shortfin Barracuda has been selected for the Sea 1000 Future Submarine Program. Credit: DCNS

Shortfin Barracuda briefings commence

The 'Submarine Industry Day' included a briefing and forum about promoting performance through innovation.
NUSHIP Hobart during her sea trials earlier this year. The AWDs will surely benefit from the Cuttlefish technology. Credit: AWD Alliance

Cuttlefish counter surveillance gets the go ahead

The Cuttlefish counter surveillance technology which BAE Systems has been developing for some time has at last secured $4.9 million of Government funding.

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New Commonwealth procurement rules from next year

Senator Nick Xenophon (L) wielded considerable power to force a concession from the Government, represented by Finance Minister Senator Mathias Cormann (Senator Mitch Fifield at centre). Credit: AAP

A Government concession forced by SA Senator Nick Xenophon on Commonwealth procurement rules will give local industry an advantage in bidding for a share of the $60 billion of annual procurement. more »

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    Puzzle Pieces: Land 19 Phase 7B and Air 6500

    A Tamir interceptor missile firing as part of the Iron Dome system. Credit: Rafael Shaul Golan

    Since reporting extensively on Land 19 Phase 7 in the March edition of ADM, there is a new factor to consider: Air 6500. Phases 1 and 2 of this RAAF-led program will replace Vigilare and shape the long-range element of air defence for the wider ADF, while Land 19 Phase 7B from Army will look at the short and medium ranges.

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      Hawkei on the inside

      Hawkei's Integral Computing System (ICS). Credit: Thales Australia

      With pilot production getting underway later this year at Thales Australia’s Bendigo facility, Army’s Hawkei light protected mobility vehicle (PMV) will soon gain a higher profile.

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        YTEK: Humans and Computers training together

        YTEK’s internally developed ExTrace after action review product is now in operational testing with Deakin University’s School of Medicine. Credit: YTEK

        Innovation-hungry YTEK is a respected Australian engineering firm developing and providing complex technologies, including advanced simulation and training software for Defence.

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          From the Source: Deputy Secretary CASG Kim Gillis

          Kim Gillis is the unique position of having spent the last decade of his career in the Defence community as a senior leader in both the old Defence Materiel Organisation and then with the Australian arm of a large US prime. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke with him about what the new CAS Group means for Defence and how he plans to change the culture of the Defence acquisition and sustainment businesses.

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            EOS expands sales of remote weapons systems

            Electro Optic Systems has commenced commercial sales of its new 30 mm weapon systems aimed at the emerging market for increasing the firepower of armored infantry fighting vehicles.

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              Improving negotiated outcomes on Defence projects

              When Defence and defence industry meet at the negotiating table the playing field hasn’t always been a level one. ADM spoke with those working to improve the negotiated value of outcomes on Defence projects – for both sides of the table.

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                C4ISR puzzle pieces

                ADM’s annual C4ISR edition is always a learning opportunity for the editorial team, given the highly technical nature of the space and the constant evolution of this technology. more »



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