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Combat Capability: Critical mass for battlespace communications | ADM June 2014

Late last year Harris delivered the 10,000th digital tactical radio under Phase 2A of JP2072 and now there are more digital radios in the fleet than legacy radios. Premium

air »

Combat Capability: Lightning strikes twice | ADM June 2014

The first two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force are due to roll off the assembly line in Texas on July 24. 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 »

Combat Capability: The layman's Future Frigate gains shape | ADM June 2014

When first mooted, the program to replace the Anzac class of frigates with another, more modern version, aka the Future Frigate, might have been seen as something of a blank canvas. Premium

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EW: Defence seeks counter-GBAD trainer for aircrew | ADM May 2013

Under JP 3021’s first phase Defence plans to acquire a mobile threat emitter system to provide aircrew with EW training and mission rehearsal exercises against ground-based air defence (GBAD) systems. So far Australian aircrew have had to rely on the use of overseas EW ranges on an ad-hoc basis during Red Flag and similar exercises. 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: Budgets, Joint Strike Fighters and projects | ADM June 2014

With the Abbott Government’s inaugural budget now behind us, the debate over whether it is effective or not, fair or unfair, will no doubt continue for some time. 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

news »

Forgacs AWD work loss fears dismissed

Media speculation that Newcastle-based Forgacs is set to lose some of its AWD construction work is unfounded, according to Forgacs' CEO Lindsay Stratton.