From the Source: VP & GM CAE Defence (Middle East & AsiaPac) Ian Bell

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CAE is a major provider of training and simulation services to the ADF and Ian Bell took up his role in January 2017. ADM's Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway recently spoke with him to learn more about the company's presence in Australia.

From the Source: MD Ruag Australia John Teager

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Four years on from the acquisition of Rosebank Engineering, RUAG Australia has established its Australian footprint, with strong Swiss reach back. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to Managing Director of RUAG’s Australian business about the evolution of the company and where they’re headed next.

From the Source: Siemens Pacific CEO Jeff Connolly

German based multinational Siemens has demonstrated its electrification, automation and digitisation capabilities on a stream of defence platforms in the Asia Pacific, from F-35 Lightning II to Australian and NZ Anzac Class Frigates, the Collins Class submarine and Australia’s new Canberra Class LHDs. ADM’s Philip Smart spoke to Jeff Connolly about how the company sees its future in the region’s defence market.

From the Source: Lockheed Martin Australia CEO Vince Di Pietro

After 40 years in the RAN, Vince Di Pietro has recently taken over as Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia at a time when the company is targeting some of Defence’s biggest programs. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with him in Canberra to talk about the challenges and opportunities ahead.

From the Source: Harris Defence Australia MD Alan Callaghan

In mid last year, Harris bought Exelis for roughly $US4.5 billion, creating one of the biggest dedicated communications companies in the world. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Harris Defence Australia president and managing director to see what the business is up to in Australia.

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From the Source: Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies

Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies is implementing

a far-reaching modernisation program and an accompanying strategy intended to make the RAAF the world’s first fully fifth-generation air force. He spoke with
ADM Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr about the organisational journey.

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From the Source: Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne

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Earlier this year, Christopher Pyne was announced as the inaugural Minister for defence Industry in the Turnbull Government, the first time the portfolio was split between two senior ministers with seats at the Cabinet table. He spoke with ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing about the challenges of the role and the multi-billion investment in the ADF.

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From the Source: Deputy Secretary CASG Kim Gillis

Kim Gillis is the unique position of having spent the last decade of his career in the Defence community as a senior leader in both the old Defence Materiel Organisation and then with the Australian arm of a large US prime. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke with him about what the new CAS Group means for Defence and how he plans to change the culture of the Defence acquisition and sustainment businesses.

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From the Source: Chief of Army LTGEN Angus Campbell

Chief of Army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell speaks to ADM for the first time this month as a From the Source interviewee. From the One Defence changes to the capability that Army offers the wider ADF, LTGEN Campbell looks at the current force and what lies ahead for Army with ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing.

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From the Source: MAJGEN Gus McLachlan

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As Head of Army Modernisation and Strategic Planning, MAJGEN McLachlan is in a position to see the current state of Army and then work towards getting into a place where it can fight the next war rather than the last. Premium

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ADM June 2017

In the June edition, ADM covers combat capability and Defence Budget 2017.


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