Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown

After almost four years in the job, Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown will be stepping down later this year. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to him last month about his time in the RAAF’s top job, the changes and challenges the organisation has faced and what is still in store for the youngest ADF service.

A VIP fleet by any other name

When it comes to controversies over defence equipment, there's one that routinely tops all, far exceeding JSF, Collins submarines, air warfare destroyers and maybe even F-111s; the government's VIP aircraft fleet.

From the Source Right of reply from Saab

Given the claims made by the Minister in From the Source this month on the Future Submarine, a right of reply was sought from Saab.

Senator David Johnston

As has become our habit, ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to Defence Minister Senator David Johnston about the year that was and the year ahead for our annual Top 40 Defence Contractors edition. In essence, a lot was achieved in 2014 but as always, the work is never done.

From the Source: Adrian Smith, Managing Director Rheinmetall Defence Australia & Managing Director Rheinmetall Simulation Australia | ADM October 2014

Rheinmetall Australia has been established as part of Rheinmetall’s global defence strategy, firmly planting their feet on Australian soil to see what Australia and the region can offer the German stalwart. Premium

From the Source: Lieutenant General David Morrison, Chief of Army | ADM September 2014

With the withdrawal of the majority of forces in Afghanistan now complete and Plan Beersheba now well underway, ADM’s Acting Editor Nigel Pittaway spoke with LTGEN Morrison to learn more about the transformation and to gain a perception Army’s future direction. Premium

From the Source: Jens Goenneman, Head of Airbus Group Australia Pacific | ADM August 2014

The recent restructure of the global Airbus Group has resulted in the rebranding of former Eurocopter subsidiary Australian Aerospace into Airbus Group Australia Pacific. Premium

From The Source: Ian Irving Chief Executive Northrop Grumman Australia | ADM July 2014

With the recent acquisition of Qantas Defence Services and M5 Security Network, US defence and aerospace giant Northrop Grumman has become a major player in Australia, through its local subsidiary Northrop Grumman Australia. Acting Editor Nigel Pittaway spoke with Chief Executive Ian Irving recently to find out more about the company and its plans in Australia. Premium

From The Source: Dean Rosenfield Managing Director, Saab Australia | ADM June 2014

Among its many achievements, Saab Australia is a member of the award-winning Anzac anti-ship missile defence (ASMD) team with its 9LV Combat Management System and has provided Army with the Giraffe AMB radar capability as part of a rapid C-RAM solution. To find out more and to learn how the company intends to expand its presence in Australia, ADM Acting Editor Nigel Pittaway spoke with managing director Dean Rosenfield. Premium

From The Source: Raydon Gates Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia & New Zealand | ADM May 2014

Lockheed Martin Australia has increased its local footprint significantly in recent years and is looking to expand even further in the near-term as products such as the Joint Strike Fighter and MH-60R Seahawk Romeo enter service with the ADF and it awaits the results of tenders lodged for several projects, including AIR 5428 and JP2072. Premium

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ADM May 2015

This month ADM tackles the intangible with Cyber and EW making their annual appearances. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing takes a first glance at the First Principles Review, provides a wrap up of the RUSI Sub Summit with Philip Smart, and talks all things Boeing with local boss Maureen Dougherty.

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