17 Apr 2014
MBDA is one of the biggest missile companies in the world alongside Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. The European company has recently set up shop in Canberra to help highlight what the company can offer in the Australian context. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to local MD Andy Watson to see what the company is up to.
21 Mar 2014
The Royal Australian Air Force is about half way through a decade of massive transition. Close to their entire fleet is being replaced or upgraded in one way or another. Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown spoke to ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing about what 2014 looks like for the RAAF.
11 Feb 2014
With his feet barely under the desk since the September 2013 election, Senator David Johnston has taken up the role of Defence Minister in the new Abbott Government, a role he held in Opposition. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to him in late November about the challenges of the role and his plans for the portfolio.
22 Nov 2013
A naval career spanning 35 years has seen Vice Admiral Ray Griggs progress from recruit radio operator to Chief of Navy. Now he faces the challenges of implementing significant new capabilities while boosting Navy’s technical and engineering resources at a time of economic stringency. He spoke to ADM’s Editor Katherine Ziesing about the challenges facing his organisation given the tide of shipbuilding programs on the horizon.
19 Nov 2013
The Australian Army is in a period of de facto transition; winding down its presence in Afghanistan while progressing a new force structure and developing its amphibious skills.
25 Oct 2013
In 10 years, Aspen Medical has gone from a handful of people in the back blocks of Canberra to an international company with interests on almost every continent on the globe providing turnkey health solutions to governments, militaries and private industry. Founder, CEO and MD Glenn Keys spoke with ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing about the journey and what the company is now up to now.
12 Sep 2013
ADM editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to Raytheon’s Michael Ward early last month to get a sense of how the larger end of the Defence industry is coping with the market and the opportunities available. With a focus on SME engagement and programs, Ward was upbeat about future prospects.
12 Aug 2013
Anecdotally, times have been tough for the SME end of Defence Industry. But as this month’s From the Source interviewee points out, that’s a broad spectrum of businesses who work across many areas of Defence. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing recently spoke to AIDN national president Graham Priestnall about the SME and wider Defence industry landscape.
18 Jul 2013
NIOA is best known for their work on the civil side of the ammunition business but have taken a huge leap by partnering with ATK for the Domestic Munitions Manufacturing Arrangements (DMMA) program. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to managing director Robert Nioa to get his views on how to grow an SME, compete for major Defence programs and the challenges the business faces.
11 Jun 2013
BAE Systems Detica is the newest branch of the well-known BAE Systems brand to hit our region. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to managing director Richard Watson about the challenges in the ever growing cyber world and how Australia is preparing itself to cope with this new battlespace.
The Land Warfare 2014 edition of ADM's magazine covers a wide range of land related articles including the challenges facing Land 400, DMMA and ATK, Hawkei nearing RFT and much more.
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