defence week 450-459

defence week 450

ASC sidelined for Future Subs

Credit: Ben Searcy
ASC released a statement late yesterday affirming its “enduring and critical role in growing and supporting Australia’s current and future submarine capabilities” in the wake of remarks by DCNS Australia Acting CEO Brent Clark.

defence week 452

Upgrade to maintain Wedgetail's capability edge

A RAAF E-7A Wedgetail at the recent Avalon International Airshow. Credit: ADM Nigel Pittaway
Boeing is on track to deliver the first release of upgrades to all six aircraft in early 2018, with the first aircraft completing flight testing two months ahead of the schedule.

defence week 454

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defence week 456

De-mystifying the ‘I’ word

Greg Ferguson runs through the basics of getting innovation right. Credit: Sabrina Ferguson, Arion Productions
Innovation is not a black art – there’s practical steps to becoming an innovative organisation.

defence week 458

Siemens grants $135m for Swinburne Factory of the Future

Jeff Connolly (L) and Prof Aleksandar Subic at the announcement of Siemens' $135m industrial software grant to Swinburne University of Technology. Credit: Siemens Australia
The largest ever software grant in Australia will help develop the workforce of the future across the entire work lifecycle from apprenticeships to PhDs.

defence week 451

Innovation Hub and CDIC update

The Defence Innovation Hub hosted an inaugural industry update in Canberra on Friday 23 June 2017. Credit: Defence
The Defence Innovation Hub hosted an inaugural industry update in Canberra on Friday 23 June 2017.

defence week 453

Heron lease not renewed

Heron RPA A45-253 out on the hardstand at dawn at the Woomera Test Range during pre-deployment training for personnel deploying to the Heron Detachment at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in 2013. Credit: Defence
The assumption around Canberra is that an FMS case for the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper is all but signed.

defence week 455

BAE Systems cuts first Type 26 steel

Sir Michael Fallon, UK Defence Secretary, cutting the first steel for the Royal Navy's first Type 26 frigate, the future HMS Glasgow, at BAE Systems ship facility at Govan on the Clyde. Credit: ADM Nigel Pittaway
Construction of the first of what the Royal Navy now calls the ‘City Class’ frigates follows the signing of a £3.7 billion contract on July 2.

defence week 457

Industry Captains give feedback to NSW

The STEM shortfall is one of the biggest factors that will negatively affect the defence industry sector. Thinkstock.
The NSW Standing Committee on State Development conducted the 'Defence Industry in NSW' hearing on Thursday, with representatives from defence advocacy groups, SMEs and primes all giving evidence.

defence week 459

The Return of the DDG

NUSHIP Hobart sails towards Sydney Harbour as she prepares to berth at Fleet Base East, Sydney for the very first time. Credit: Defence
The commissioning of the guided missile destroyer Hobart in just under a month will mark the revival of a proud tradition and RAN warfighting capability.

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ADM presents the biennial Pacific Special Edition with a Defence in the North feature.

Editor Katherine Ziesing, the HunterNet Defence conference highlights, maritime workforce planning

Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway writes on his experience at DST Partnerships Week, looks at the Romeo effect on RAN capability, and provides updates on the three Sea 5000 Future Frigate contenders,    

Online Editor Patrick Durrant reviews the Australasian Simulation Congress, and checks out what Air Affairs has been up to; he also looks at the impact additive materials are making on aircraft sustainment and details the work to get the most out of Navy's minehunter and hydrographic fleets

Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr writes on the new pride of the fleet HMAS Hobart, reviews the Cape Class program, and takes a look at Navy SATCOM terminal upgrades

Philip Smart looks at the transition from Collins to the Future Submarine with help from local Babcock CEO David Ruff, and profiles NORFORCE and defence industry in the North

Our From the Source interviewee for this edition is of course Chief of Navy VADM Tim Barrett. View the digital edition here

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