Defence Week 360-369

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We were given a teaser of the long anticipated announcement of naval shipbuilding plans this week as the Abbott government spruiked its $89 billion rescue programme. Premium

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Kim Gillis back in government with CASG appointment

Credit: Boeing
In what has been another badly kept Canberra secret, Defence has finally confirmed that Kim Gillis is coming back to the department. Premium

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Australian sub and warship builder celebrates 30 years

Credit: ASC
Adelaide based submarine and Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) builder ASC celebrated its 30th year of operations. Premium

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DCNS leaning towards hybrid option for Sea 1000

The Shortfin Barracuda is the reference design being offered by DCNS Australia for Sea 1000. Credit: DCNS Australia
Speaking to media, the DCNS senior leadership team of Sean Costello and Brent Clark outlined their preference for a hybrid build of the Future Submarine.

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Submarine combat system lab in Adelaide from Lockheed Martin, Thales and Saab

Saab, Lockheed Martin and Thales announced collaboration on an Adelaide based submarine combat system laboratory last week. From left, Dean Rosenfield, managing director, Saab Australia, Raydon Gates, chief executive, Lockheed Martin Australia & NZ and Adam Waldie, Underwater Systems Business Development Manager, Thales Australia. 
Credit: Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin Australia will open a submarine combat system laboratory at Mawson Lakes in Adelaide, to support Lockheed Martin’s target of providing the combat system for the SEA 1000 future submarine. Premium

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Rhetoric on Australian shipbuilding confused

Credit: Saberwyn
Having had some time to digest the news last week of the new shipbuilding plan, I am now inclined to ask – what has changed? Premium

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Japanese Future Sub delegation keen to make a good impression in Adelaide

Director of the Japanese Ministry of Defense Weapons and Warships Division, Dr. Shigenori Mishima, reaffirmed Japan's submarine building credentials as part of his presentation to the Japanese Government and Industry SEA 1000 industry briefing in Adelaide on Wednesday. Credit: Philip Smart
Industry representatives attended the Japanese Government and Industry Sea 1000 briefing at the Defence Teaming Centre. Premium

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Land 400 bids in the box

Land 400 will see the replacement of a range of vehicle types.
ADM can confirm at least four bids went into the box last week for Land 400. Premium

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Welcome to Defence – Senator Marise Payne

The new Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne is congratulated by The Governor General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, after being officially sworn in at Government House on 21 September. Credit: Defence
In a surprise move, new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has appointed Senator Marise Payne as Defence Minister.

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It's been a manic few days at Pacific 2015 International Maritime Expo in Sydney with plenty of annoucements, agreements, presentations and awards and both industry and government all putting on a great show. Premium

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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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