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

Codan: winning on the international HF battlefield

Codan’s portable Envoy has brought digital architecture to High Frequency (HF) communications, allowing transmission of voice and data from virtually anywhere in the world with no installed infrastructure.

For Codan’s Paul McCarter, two years leading the company’s Radio Communications division has been nothing if not stimulating. He’s helped revive high frequency communication as a technology for the future, created a digital communications “skunk works” on two continents and thrown the company’s newest product off the roof. Premium

Logistic Solutions Australasia offers enhanced ILS capability

Australian SME and integrated logistics support specialist Logistic Solutions Australasia (LSA) has been acquired by German-based Rheinmetall Technical Publications (RTP) and, as a result, is offering enhanced services to both Defence and industry. Premium

Training of Military Soldiers in Construction

A building construction site in Sydney and a military operation overseas would not seem to have much in common at first glance.

Printing our way into the future

3D printing still sounds like something that belongs in the future. But it is firmly in the now, with many companies and industries taking advantage of the growing technology. Phillip Smart looks at how the innovative process is being used and where it could be applied in the Defence context.

NT: Northern Territory increasing their Defence focus | ADM October 2014

Added to the ADF footprint are the 1,150 US Marines currently based in Darwin in the dry season, a number which is also set to increase, along with a greater US Air Force presence, as recent the bilateral agreement between the Australian and US governments comes into effect. Premium

Land Forces 2014: Australian research energising soldiers | ADM September 2014

DSTO scientists are working with their US Army counterparts to develop an energy bar containing gluten-free flour derived from waste green bananas that would minimise the effect of diarrheal disease on troops in the field. Premium

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

Defence Business: We have no money | ADM April 2014

After the 2013 ADM Congress we asked both sides of politics in what was an election year to “show us the money”? “Show me your bold and innovative ideas on how to do defence differently and more efficiently, or show me the money” was ADM’s refrain. Premium

Defence Business: Working with the primes - the inaugural ADM Defence Supply Chains Summit | ADM February 2014

Held in Adelaide’s Grand Chancellor Hotel on December 4th and 5th, the inaugural ADM Defence Supply Chains Summit provided an opportunity for Small to Medium Enterprises to engage with representatives of the industry primes and Defence officials and learn about opportunities within the global supply chains of OEMs. Premium

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Land 400 Phase 2 bids are in

Rheinmetall and Northrop Grumman are offering the Boxer CRV for Land 400 Phase 2. Credit: Rheinmetall AG
The deadline for final bid submissions for Land 400 Phase 2 (Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability) has passed and two of the teams vying for the contract to equip the Army with light armoured vehicles have been showcasing their entries.