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Defence Business: Army training - From Afghanistan to the sea | ADM February 2014

With the ADF’s combat role in Afghanistan at an end and Army’s force preparation now focused on contingencies rather than current operations, fresh emphasis has been placed on the development of amphibious capability. Premium

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Sea Power: Poseidon's challenge - replacing the AP-3C | ADM March 2014

Over the remainder of this decade, Australia’s Lockheed Martin AP-3C Orions will begin to be replaced by a mix of manned and unmanned platforms under the umbrella of Project Air 7000, but the transition needs to be carefully managed to ensure no shortfall in maritime ISR capability. 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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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

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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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Budget: Budget 2013: swings and roundabouts | ADM June 2013

The fast jet community has been a big winner this budget. [Photo:Defence]
In a nutshell the Budget for Defence this year wasn’t all bad news. Unlike the disaster of last year, there were no drastic cuts and some of the gaps have been slightly filled. 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

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Pacific: RAN ships: Build it and they will come | ADM October 2013

Over the coming two decades, Navy and the DMO have an impressive shipbuilding task ahead of them. At a glance the list is patrol boats, Future Frigates, oilers and replenishment, landing craft, submarines and a possible OCV type vessel. Works for each of these programs are at different stages but there is still much to be done on all fronts. 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

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Projects: SIA looks at the technology side of submarines | ADM December 2013/Janaury 2014

As awareness and debate on the importance and complexity of submarine capability has grown within defence and industry circles, so too has the size and scope of Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) conferences. Premium

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Defence Business: Highlights from ADM’s 3rd Cyber Security Summit | ADM July 2013

[Photo: David Jones]
The summit reflected a strengthened direction and resolve in Government efforts to deal with a rise in cyber attacks. However the challenges were becoming more frequent and more complex, according to the speakers. Premium

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Defence Business: Working with the primes - the inaugural ADM Defence Supply Chains Summit | ADM February 2014

Held in Adelaide’s Grand Chancellor Hotel on December 4th and 5th, the inaugural ADM Defence Supply Chains Summit provided an opportunity for Small to Medium Enterprises to engage with representatives of the industry primes and Defence officials and learn about opportunities within the global supply chains of OEMs. Premium

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View from Canberra: Treasures from the National Archives | ADM March 2014

A regular Canberra end-of-year ritual, typically in early December, squeezed in with the final parliament sitting week and the start of Christmas party season, is the media launch of the cabinet documents by the National Archives of Australia (NAA). Premium

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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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Australia to buy 58 Joint Strike Fighters

Australia will buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35A JSF at a cost of more than $12 billion after the Federal Government recently gave the go ahead for the purchase.