21 Jul 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.
10 Jun 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.
09 May 2014
Five years after becoming President of Boeing Australia and South Pacific, Ian Thomas is moving to Beijing to head the company’s burgeoning China division. Australian Defence Magazine asked Thomas how Boeing Australia had changed during his tenure, and about Australia’s future as a defence and high technology manufacturer.
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.
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