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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: 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

jsf »

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

c4i »

Defence Business: Smart technologies on show at MilCIS | ADM December 2013/Janaury 2014

As always, MilCIS is the showcase for all things technical when it comes to military communications and information systems and the protection of such assets. Premium

defence policy »

Defence Business: Abbott’s army | ADM November 2013

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

defence budget »

Budget: Budget 2014 – An industry perspective | ADM June 2014

The budget honours Tony Abbott’s pre-election commitment to ensure no further cuts to Defence spending and increase over the next decade the current level of Defence spending from 1.6 per cent of GDP – the lowest level since 1938 – to two percent of GDP. Premium

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Simulation and training: Land 400’s simulation needs | ADM August 2013

What will the simulated environment look like for Land 400?
Will the simulation requirements for Land 400, and its promise to introduce a mounted close combat capability as a major component of the Combined Arms Fighting System (CAFS), meet Army’s aspirations for an all-embracing synthetic environment? Premium

sea »

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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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

submarines »

Combat Capability: Choosing the Sea 1000 submarine – where to from here? | ADM June 2014

By far the most dramatic moment at ASPI’s two-day “The Submarine Choice” conference came in its closing minutes, with an extraordinary verbal stoush between the chairman of German submarine constructor Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS), and a retired Swedish Rear Admiral. Premium

cyber »

Cyber: Inside the Australian Cyber Security Centre | ADM May 2014

The last many of our readers would have heard of the establishment of Australian Cyber Security Centre (not to be confused with the Australian Command & Staff College) was a year ago, when then Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced its establishment. Premium

defence industry »

Defence Business: MADe in Australia | ADM May 2014

What if the Defence organisation had a tool that could identify engineering risk, analyse potential impact of platform design or maintenance changes before they are incorporated and manage configuration through to life of type? And what if that tool, or set of tools, was developed here in Australia? Premium

adm editorials »

Editorial: Embracing risk and the benefits to Australian industry | ADM August 2014

In early July, Defence Minister David Johnston officially opened Saab Australia’s Advanced Maritime Systems Centre (AMSC) in Adelaide and, in doing so, spoke highly of Australian technology. Premium

international »

Land: Into harm’s way | ADM March 2013

The team is capable of disposing dangerous chemicals uncovered underground.
Being a part of any kind of bomb or dangerous substance disposal effort is not for the faint hearted. Major Adam Modd GM, Officer Commanding 1st NZ EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) Squadron recently spoke to ADM about the formation of the squadron and the nature of the work facing his team. Premium

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Northrop Grumman announces 2015 AAA fellowship award

The Northrop Grumman Foundation has announced the recipient of the 2015 Northrop Grumman Foundation-American Australian Association Fellowship for advanced research and study in science and technology.