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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 10 years, you’ll know that Land 400, Army’s biggest ever vehicle program, is well underway.

The future is unmanned

As the RAAF transitions a number of successful platforms, I can’t help but think what the next generation of platforms will look like. Premium

The importance of industry

Importantly, 2016 was the year when Defence Industry was formally recognised as a Fundamental Input to Capability in the White Paper suite of documents.

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C4ISR puzzle pieces

ADM’s annual C4ISR edition is always a learning opportunity for the editorial team, given the highly technical nature of the space and the constant evolution of this technology. Premium

Innovation still an intangible

I can’t help but recall the words of Tectonica’s David Levy and his presentation at D+I this year. “Nothing stimulates innovation like a purchase order,” he said to wide applause at the event. Premium

Defence Industry is the new black

It’s been a little over six months since the trifecta of the White Paper, Industry Policy Statement and Integrated Investment Plan were released. So what has changed? Premium

Supporting the supporters

ADM has been on the record now for 20 years about the importance of the Defence industry to the Australian economy. It is good to see this recognised, finally, at the highest levels of government. Premium

Enabling the enablers

It has surprised me how little coverage there has been of Defence issues on the election trail. Premium

Shipbuilding bonanza announced. Now what?

Like many, the famine to feast shipbuilding announcements that the government made in April caught me by surprise. Premium

Big year for Navy in 2016

With competitive evaluation process (CEP) decisions on the OPVs, Future Frigate and Future Submarine all ostensibly due this year, there is much to do for all players in this space. Premium

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Choules despatched north as LHDs deal with azipod concerns

A schematic diagram of the Canberra Class Amphibious LHD - one of the two azipod propulsors can be clearly seen. Credit: Defence
The Navy's Amphibious Heavy Lift ship HMAS Choules has been despatched to Queensland from Sydney yesterday as Tropical Cyclone Debbie bears down on Queensland while reports emerge of problems with the LHD azipod propulsion systems.