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Kongsberg going strong in Australian market

Protector RWS with Javelin integrated onto the MCT-30 (aboard a Patria AMV). Credit: Kongsberg
Kongsberg has roughly 75 per cent of the global Remote Weapon Station (RWS) market, with a strong focus on what they to call being a ‘lethality exemplar’. 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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Simulation and Training: What role will LVC play in Defence

LVC is more than just simulators, though they have a role to play. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Defence community members gathered to discuss the current and future state of joint collective training and the advancement of LVC. Premium

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Underwater technology: Unmanned and underwater no longer the realm of science fiction

The Office of Naval research's Large-Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle on display at a trade show. Credit: Yasmin Tadjdeh
The horizons of unmanned underwater technology stretch from meeting current operational requirements to future scenarios more akin to science fiction. Premium

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Fighting CBRN into the future

US Marines demonstrate their CBRN capabilities to soldiers of the JMSDF. Credit: Lance Cpl. Tyler Giguere [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
The current CBRN threat, or at least perception of it, is increasing with the use of CBRN agents in Syria and Iraq by the Assad regime and ISIS, and is likely to be replicated by IS outside these countries by individuals wanting to create fear and inertia. Premium

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TKMS makes its case for Sea 1000

TKMS Type 214 outside the company's Kiel shipyard. Credit: TKMS
Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) can provide a practical endorsement of its bid to supply Australia’s Future Submarine - a state-of-the-art shipyard with six submarines under construction, three more undergoing refit or maintenance, and ongoing research and development activity. 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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The RAN at IMDEX

HMAS Perth departs Fleet Base West on April 30 2015 to begin a three month deployment to South East Asian and Australian waters. Credit: Defence
Australia’s Chief of Navy has spoken out against China’s controversial land reclamation projects on disputed islands in the South China Sea. Vice Admiral Tim Barrett also reaffirmed Australia’s commitment to regional security and outlined the part the Royal Australian Navy can play in regional maritime cooperation. Premium

adm editorials »

One lanyard to rule them all

As this edition of ADM goes to print, it remains to be seen what effect the First Principles Review (FPR) has had on Defence in a substantial way. 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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DST Group virtual training goes live

An Oculus Rift virtual head-mounted display. Outcomes of the study will inform research helping Army understand the potential of gaming technologies, such as virtual reality, for enhancing the quality of training. Credit: Sebastian Stabinger CC BY 3.0 bit.ly/1LJQJn0 via Wikimedia Commons
Up to 60 defence civilian and military personnel will be taking part in a study exploring virtual reality technology as a means to improve training, education and performance within the military environment.