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Land Forces 2014: Army’s new F90 assault rifle | ADM September 2014

Army’s provisional design acceptance of Thales Australia’s F90 assault rifle and integrated grenade launcher means Second Pass approval is on track for June 2015. Premium

air »

Defence Business: Integrated air defence – Exercise Pitch Black 2014 | ADM September 2014

Over eighty aircraft and 2300 personnel from seven countries took part in the biennial Exercise Pitch Black over the empty skies of Australia’s Top End in August. 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

simulation »

Simulation and Training: Increased use of simulation in ADF helicopter training | ADM August 2014

A significant increase in the use of simulation is integral to ambitious plans to graduate the first pilots from the ADF’s new Joint Helicopter (JHS) in 2018. Premium

sea »

Undersea Technology: Unmanned MCM: the LCS litmus test | ADM August 2014

While Australia’s Project SEA 1180 has been put on the back burner, the US Navy remains resolved to bring offboard MCM into its front line. ADM examines the means to effect this transformation, and challenges being encountered. 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 »

Undersea Technology: The combat system that Collins didn’t get | ADM August 2014

At the 2001 Defence + Industry Conference in Canberra, there was an expectation that Defence would announce the results of the competition for the supply of a new combat system for the Collins-class submarines. The choice lay between the ISUS90-55, offered by STN Atlas and its Australian partners, and the Raytheon CCS Mk.2, in service with the US Navy. 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 »

View from Canberra: Coping with the home-grown Jihadist | ADM August 2014

As Islamist militants surged through northern Iraq and were, it seemed, poised to swoop on Baghdad, there was much speculation about Australia committing military forces to help stem this malevolent tide. 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 »

BAE Systems awarded $50 million Nulka contract

BAE Systems has secured a 16th successive annual contract to produce additional rounds for the Nulka active missile decoy.