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Meggitt delivers additional weapons training simulation systems

Meggitt Training Systems Australia (MTSA) delivered five Weapons Training Simulation Systems (WTSS) at bases across Australia under Army Minor Project AMP029.44 and is also upgrading 18 existing WTSS facilities to bring them up to a similar standard as well as providing enhanced weapon simulator capability. Premium

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IAI promotes Heron TP for future ADF MUAS

Coincidental with the news during the Avalon show that the Australian government has sent personnel to the United States to commence training on the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper MUAS, Israel Aircraft Industries revealed that it has conducted initial discussions with the RAAF regarding the potential of its Heron TP medium altitude long endurance unmanned aerial system. Premium

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Capabilities: Australia defers JSF in line with US | ADM June 2012

Defence Minister Stephen Smith’s announcement in May that the Government will delay the purchase of 12 Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighters by two years did not come as any great surprise. Premium

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Northrop Grumman M5 launches latest Secure Communications System product

Northrop Grumman M5 is set to use the 2014 Military Communications and Information Systems (MilCIs) conference to launch the latest product in their innovative Secure Communications System (SCS) series.

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Defence Business: Abbott’s army | ADM November 2013

Tony Abbott has become Australia’s 28th Prime Minister, leading the Coalition back into government. Premium

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DMO: 7 per cent under budget

Ladies and gentlemen, I had to write that headline to prove a point to DMO CEO Warren King. The media does occasionally listen when the DMO does good things. After speaking at length with King about the reform journey the organisation has been on since its 2000 inception, there are a few things to keep in mind when looking at performance.

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Defence Business: SimTect on the importance of plug and play | ADM October 2014

Australia’s future defence simulation capability will move from monolithic independent systems to the defence equivalent of plug and play, share realistic “virtual world” modules from a central database repository and may incorporate technology borrowed from the computer gaming industry to provide maximum reality at affordable cost. Premium

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What dreams may come under Sea 5000

Some conferences are worthy but reiterative, others are genuinely informative and have the power to influence, and such was the case with the Future Surface Fleet conference organised by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). 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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RUSI Sub Summit highlights

With industry still unsure on how the competitive evaluation process will work in practical terms, the RUSI-hosted Sub Summit in Adelaide was a timely opportunity to bring together an interesting array of speakers on the process and options being put forward. Premium

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The Government’s odd strategy for national cyber security

Cyber threat Indicators point to another tough year for security staff, especially in the Defence sector. China and the US account for more than half of all observed attack traffic, according to Akamai’s ‘State of the Internet’ Report for the fourth quarter 2014. Premium

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Codan: winning on the international HF battlefield

Codan’s portable Envoy has brought digital architecture to High Frequency (HF) communications, allowing transmission of voice and data from virtually anywhere in the world with no installed infrastructure.
For Codan’s Paul McCarter, two years leading the company’s Radio Communications division has been nothing if not stimulating. He’s helped revive high frequency communication as a technology for the future, created a digital communications “skunk works” on two continents and thrown the company’s newest product off the roof. Premium

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Editorial: Walking the line between openness and security on the cyber front

Of all the topics that ADM covers, cyber is perhaps the least well-understood domain. Cyber warfare, cyber crime, cyber threats and all the other cyber terms that come up can provide a labyrinth for the everyday person to navigate with little or no skill in the workplace or at home. Premium

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Iraq - more than just a matter of training

Back in 2003 the government dispatched a small team of soldiers to help train the Iraqi military, a massive job considering the US administration in Baghdad had unilaterally abolished Saddam’s army as irremediably compromised by Baathism.

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GD To Modernise Weapons Control System of US, Australian Submarines

The Los Angeles, Seawolf, Virginia and SSGN-class submarines and the Navy's Collins-class submarines use the AN/BYG-1 software and hardware. Credit: Defence
General Dynamics has won a $20 million contract from the US Navy to continue modernising the AN/BYG-1 Weapons Control System (WCS) Technology Insertion and Advanced Processing Build software for US as well as Australian submarines.