Enabling the enablers

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

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

Time to innovate

It's that time again when we look at the year that was and the year ahead. Premium

A Frisson of Optimism

One of the more enjoyable roles of the ADM team is to visit the major defence conferences and expositions held around the country throughout the year.

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The case for change

Having had some time to digest the news of a continuous shipbuilding plan, I am inclined to ask – what has changed?

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More than the sum of its parts

Sustainment, along with infrastructure and ICT, are the trio of Fundamental Inputs to Capability (FICs) that are the unsexy side of Defence.

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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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LHD: All landing craft great and small

A United States Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) from amphibious transport dock USS San Diego enters the well dock of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.
Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra has been busy trialing embarkation of a variety of US Navy landing craft within its internal well dock during Exercise RIMPAC 2016.