Defence Week Premium 245 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.245 of 21 March 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

DMMA: business model rather than cost

RFP'S from the four remaining contenders for the DMMA are due March 25. [Photo:Defence]

Request for Proposals from the four remaining contenders for the Domestic Munitions Manufacturing Arrangements are due March 25, according to informed sources. Premium

Strong defence industry to boost economy

Queensland is the second-largest state for defence employment, home to a quarter of Australian Defence Force (ADF) military personnel and a 26 per cent share of national defence industry activity.

The Newman Government has launched a new defence industries unit and appointed a defence envoy in a bid to grow the local defence sector and attract more investment to Queensland. Premium

Army launches new recruitment drive for women

The Chief of Army's media launch for the “Women in the Army” recruitment campaign was held on 14 March 2013, at Victoria Barracks, Sydney NSW. [Photo: Defence]

Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon joined the Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison to launch the Australian Army's new recruitment of women campaign. Premium

New managing director for Saab in Australia

Dean Rosenfield is the new managing director of Saab Systems.

Dean Rosenfield has been appointed as the new managing director of Saab Systems. Premium

Pointing the finger at Government for problems

Shadow Minister for Defence Science, Technology and Personnel, Stuart Robert said the results were cause for serious concern.

The latest defence industry sentiment survey has confirmed the Labor Government is still regarded as the biggest drag on the strategic defence industry sector, with well over two thirds of respondents considering government decisions will negatively impact upon their business. Premium

Australia-Vietnam Defence Ministers' Meeting

Defence Minister Stephen Smith and Vietnam’s Minister of National Defense, General Phung Quang Thanh.

This week Defence Minister Stephen Smith hosted Vietnam's Minister of National Defense, General Phung Quang Thanh, for the inaugural Australia-Vietnam Defence Ministers' meeting. Premium

APA selected as RR300 engine AMROC

The RR300 engine embodies new technology and advanced design methodology.

Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA) has been selected by Rolls-Royce to become an Authorised Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Centre (AMROC) for the support of the RR 300 engine for the Australasia region. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

Cape St George is the first of eight new boats being built by Austal for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a design, construct and in-service support contract valued at approximately A$330 million.

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

F-35 program 'on firmer footing' - GAO

The F-35 program achieved 7 of 10 key management objectives for 2012 and made substantial progress on one other.

According to the US Government Accountability Office, the F-35 program achieved 7 of 10 key management objectives for 2012 and made substantial progress on one other. Premium

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News: Fourth warship vital - what about more?

A computer generated image of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD). The project will deliver three world-class ships and their support systems to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). [Image:Defence]

It is reported that Kokoda Foundation's Ross Babbage has urged the Defence Minister Stephen Smith to commit up to $1.8 billion to build a fourth Hobart class Air Warfare Destroyer to bolster this country's defences against 'the growing threat of a North Korean ICBM attack against this country'.