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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

A different question for Army

Chief of Army LTGEN Angus Campbell made an interesting point at the ADM Congress when he questioned the conversation around the acquisition of platforms for Army. Premium

Are we asking the right questions?

Asking the right question at the right time can allay those feelings, that niggle that all is not well. Premium

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Top 40 tops $10 billion

The total revenue of the Top 40 defence contractors was up by 11 per cent on the 2015 total of $9.24 billion. Credit: ADM
The result of this year's Top 40 survey reveal a strong upward trend in Defence business.