Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky welcomes delegates to the event conducted at the DST Group facility in Edinburgh, SA. Credit: @DefenceScience via Twitter

DST Partnerships Week a hit

The organisation has been overwhelmed with applications this year.

Rheinmetall integrates ANZ operations under new MD

Gary Stewart at the time of the delivery of the first two Rheinmetall Boxer CRVs to Australia. Credit: RDA
Gary Stewart will lead the integrated business that will include the existing operations of RDA, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia, Rheinmetall Electronic Solutions Australia and Logistic Solutions Australia.

Minehunters on path to 2030s with new deployable MCM

The multinational task force in the Solomon Islands for Operation Render Safe pause for a team photo at the Port of Honiara next to HMAS Huon on 30 September, 2016. Credit: Defence
The Commonwealth has granted First Pass approval to extend the service life for Navy’s minehunters and Thales Australia is to deliver and support new deployable mine countermeasures (MCM) over the next 15 years.

Land 400 Phase 2 RMA completed after blast testing

The Rheinmetall Boxer CRV is subjected to a simulated IED blast test. Credit Defence
The test and evaluation program assessed both the BAE Systems/Patria AMV35 and the Rheinmetall Boxer CRV and their support systems across a wide range of criteria, with a particular focus on protection, lethality and mobility.

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Siemens grants $135m for Swinburne Factory of the Future

Jeff Connolly (L) and Prof Aleksandar Subic at the announcement of Siemens' $135m industrial software grant to Swinburne University of Technology. Credit: Siemens Australia

The largest ever software grant in Australia will help develop the workforce of the future across the entire work lifecycle from apprenticeships to PhDs. more »

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    Deep dive into Sea 1180's OPV

    Damen's OPV 2600 design for Sea 1180. Credit: Damen

    Of all the vessels outlined in the continuous shipbuilding plan, the OPVs have received relatively little attention compared to the Future Frigate and Future Submarine. With the build split between Adelaide and WA for political reasons, much of the capability discussion has been lost.

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      SME Spotlight: XTEK

      Aerovironment's Wasp AE SUAS will be supplied by XTEK under Land 129 Phase 4. Credit: Defence

      XTEK has embarked on an extensive engineering development program to develop innovative and unique products that can be commercialised for sale in both the local and global markets.

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        Land programs on the move

        Credit: Defence

        Once regarded as the poor relation in Defence acquisition expenditure, Army is now benefitting, or preparing to benefit, from a series of programs that will dramatically enhance capability in the Land domain.

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          From the Source: CEO Naval Group Australia Brent Clark

          Credit: Naval Group

          The Future Submarine is Defence’s biggest and most complex acquisition program to date with the Commonwealth choosing France’s Naval Group as their international partner for the design and build program. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Naval Group Australia CEO Brent Clark to have a look at how the program is progressing in its early stages.

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            Rheinmetall integrates ANZ operations under new MD

            Gary Stewart at the time of the delivery of the first two Rheinmetall Boxer CRVs to Australia. Credit: RDA

            Gary Stewart will lead the integrated business that will include the existing operations of RDA, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia, Rheinmetall Electronic Solutions Australia and Logistic Solutions Australia.

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              A seminal moment - defining the Military Air Operator

              Flight of two Boeing Wedgetail AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning and Control) surveillance aircraft photographed from Clay Lacy Astrovision Learjet on August 24, 2007. Credit: Defence

              Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Gavin 'Leo' Davies has described the implementation of the new Defence Aviation Safety Regulations (DASR) as a ‘seminal moment’, which has fundamentally changed the way military aviation safety is overseen.

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                Unknown unknowns

                The unknown unknowns, when it comes to Defence and the wider Defence industry, come down to asymmetric information. Who does what, where, how, with whom? more »







                   

                   

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                  ADM covers Simulation and Underwater Technology.

                  Editor Katherine Ziesing reports from Israel on the Heron TP, and questions whether the Defence approach towards simulation is broad enough; she also takes a look at planning for ASW systems.

                  Deputy-Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway provides a comprehensive wrap of news from the Paris Air Show and Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr talks to key personnel for an update on the Sea 1000 Future Submarine program.

                  Philip Smart reports on LVC as experienced by the RAAF during exercises like Coalition Virtual Flag and puts the SME Spotlight on Defence 3D.

                  Patrick Durrant visits Boeing's Joint Battle Management - Development Environment and considers the potential and challenges for unmanned maritime systems

                  Talking From the Source this month is CEO Naval Group Australia, Brent Clark. View the digital edition here.

                   

                   

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