Defence Week Premium 227 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.227 of 18 October 2012 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here Premium

LHD01 arrives in Australia

LHD01 has arrived in Australia.

LHD01 has arrived in Australia after two months at sea. The loading operation on board the heavy sea lift ship Blue Marlin started August 4, 2012 in La Coruna. Premium

NZDIA forum packs 'em in

Coleman’s comments were supported by Chief of the Defence Force Lieutenant General Rhys Jones.

Nearly 400 defence and industry delegates from New Zealand, Australia, US and other countries gathered in Wellington, NZ, for the annual NZDIA forum. Premium

Reservists budget constraints a 'key issue'

According to sources, training days allocated by Sydney-based 2nd Division have been slashed until well into next year.

Budget constraints mean the number of training days available to each Army Reservist "remains a key issue under consideration for Army", a Defence spokesperson told ADM October 11, 2012. Premium

M777A2 howitzers for Army

This acquisition decision means that the additional M777s will be acquired off the current production line in the US and avoids potential additional costs to restart such production.

The government has this week approved the purchase of an additional two artillery batteries of Lightweight Towed Howitzers, comprising 19 M777A2 155mm howitzers for a cost of around $70 million. Premium

Rheinmetall in Adelaide

Adrian Smith has been appointed Managing Director of Rheinmetall Simulation Australia, which will be headquartered in Adelaide. [Photo:Brooke Whatnall]

German defence company Rheinmetall Defence is expanding its presence in Australia with the newly founded subsidiary Rheinmetall Simulation Australia Pty Ltd. Premium

Plasan's RPG defeat system for Bushmasters?

Plasan's Ultra Flex Fence textile RPG armour fitted to an Oshkosh Sand Cat.

Over the past 18 months Thales Australia and Plasan have added Plasan's lightweight Flex Fence 2 RPG defeat system to the protective systems now available for these vehicles - should Defence want them? Premium

GHD celebrates Anthony Galea's defence recognition

The award predominantly acknowledges Anthony's work on the MRH90 Helicopter Facilities project.

Anthony Galea, a project manager based in GHD's Nowra office has been named Young Achiever of the NSW Year by the Australian Industry Defence Network. Premium

Defence Capability Reform

This reform follows identification by the Government of a number of projects that have not been managed as effectively as they should have been, including Land 106 (M113 upgrade); Land 112 (ASLAV upgrade); JP 2070 (Lightweight torpedo); and Air 5418 (JASSM).

Defence Minister Stephen Smith and Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare have announced a number of measures to be introduced as the next phase of reforms to Defence procurement to specifically improve reporting and accountability mechanisms. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly News Summary

The blast gauges measure the impact of blasts, particularly from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). [Photo:Defence]

A summary of the latest news and views in the defence industry, locally and overseas. Check out our webpage for daily news updates on the ADM home page and make sure you bookmark/RSS this for a regular visit. Premium

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