Defence Business: Army training - From Afghanistan to the sea | ADM February 2014

With the ADF’s combat role in Afghanistan at an end and Army’s force preparation now focused on contingencies rather than current operations, fresh emphasis has been placed on the development of amphibious capability. Premium

Defence Business: Defence in the North | ADM December 2013/Janaury 2014

The inaugural ADM Northern Australia Defence Summit in late October 2013 attracted 140 registered delegates and representatives from across Defence, government and industry. Premium

Project Review: Land 155: Bridging the gap in more ways than one | ADM December 2013/Janaury 2014

Land 155 Phase 1 is seeking to procure Military Off The Shelf (MOTS) combat bridges to provide Land Forces with the ability to cross a range of wet and dry gaps in support of combat operations, including the capability to tackle complex physical terrain features such as rivers, ravines and other natural and man made gaps. Premium

Land: The ADF beyond Afghanistan – four possible scenarios | ADM October 2013


“In 2012, therefore, we look at the high probability that operational tempo will decline in the next few years and that we could relive the ‘great peace’ of 1972 to 1990,” General David Hurley, AC, DSC, Chief of the Defence Force said. “These changes will bring new challenges to the ADF, challenges compounded by the increasing pace of change in our neighbourhood and the budgetary constraints that we face.” Premium

Land: Why Hawkei will win the day | ADM October 2013

The lessons learnt from Bushmaster could translate well for Hawkei.

There’s a very good chance that the multi-million dollar contract for the Australian designed and locally manufactured Hawkei tactical vehicle, proposed by Thales Australia for Land 121’s Protected Mobility Vehicle Light (PMV-L) project, is a given. Premium

Land: LHD logistics: a group effort | ADM October 2013

Robust discussions and ramped up training are preparing Army logisticians for their pivotal role in support of the major expansion to the ADF’s amphibious capabilities that will be provided by the RAN’s two Canberra class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs). Premium

Land: Decision on aviation refuellers fuels truck competition | ADM October 2013

The 2012 public Defence Capability Plan (DCP) entry for JP157, which seeks to replace and enhance the Australian Defence Force’s aviation ground refuelling vehicle fleet, remains current with First Pass Approval now expected by the first quarter of 2014. Premium

Land: Will legal battles delay DMMA for everyone? | ADM October 2013

[Photo:Katherine Ziesing]

The Domestic Munitions Manufacturing Arrangements (DMMA) program is looking at replacing the 17-year old SAMS and Mulwala agreements come mid-2015 once they expire. Premium

Land: RPDE looking into the Land space more | ADM October 2013

The counter IED space has been a big area of work for RPDE. [Photo:Defence]

Described by its current head as the ‘innovation engine’ of Defence’s Capability Development Group, the Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation (RPDE) program has conducted over 140 activities since its inception in 2005 and continues to resolve difficult and challenging problems. Premium

Land: Talisman Saber 2013: more than just a combat exercise | ADM October 2013

[Photo:Nigel Pittaway]

To the casual observer, Talisman Sabre exercises are all about amphibious warfare, a perception no doubt fuelled by pictures and television footage of US Marines storming ashore at Shoalwater Bay, or of massed US Army parachute insertions, or perhaps Australian Army Abrams tanks and ASLAVs on operations in thick bushland. Premium

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