Joint helicopter support centre for Brisbane

Airbus and the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) will jointly staff a helicopter support centre in Brisbane, to optimise capability for the Australian Defence Force’s fleets of ARH Tiger and MRH90 Taipan helicopters.

First airborne unmanned refuelling in history

Northrop Grumman’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air Systems Demonstrator (UCAS-D) has become the first unmanned aircraft in history to refuel in flight.

Triton flies with new radar

A US Navy MQ-4C Triton UAS has completed its inaugural flight with a new radar, a Multi-Function Active Sensor expected to greatly increase maritime domain awareness.

Denmark buys Israeli camouflage

Israel’s Fibrotex Technologies will supply advanced multispectral camouflage systems to Denmark, under a deal which capitalises on options as part of a previous order from Finland.

Prince Harry tries the Tiger

Captain Harry Wales, otherwise known as His Royal Highness Prince Harry, has spent his first two weeks in the Australian Army with the North-West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) and the 1st Brigade.

ADF Vanuatu relief effort winds down

Australia’s last remaining defence force personnel and equipment are on their way home from Vanuatu, after completing relief efforts in the wake of Cyclone Pam.

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Shipbuilding report from RAND released

In September last year, then Defence Minister David Johnston commissioned the RAND Corporation to look into the Australian shipbuilding industry more »

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    Bushmaster EW variant on show

    Land Forces first saw the emergence of a Bushmaster Electronic Warfare (EW) variant complete with a six-metre telescopic mast.

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      SERS solution from local SME a world beater

      The Australian Submarine Escape and Rescue System (SERS) is a unique capability. Even more so when you consider that a lone, local SME has produced a range of technologies that world leaders told them was ‘unachievable’ for some elements of the system.

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        Spirit of Adventure award goes to wounded vets

        In 2013 Aussie diggers Private Heath Jamieson and Corporal Seamus Donaghue joined charity Walking With The Wounded to tackle 335 kilometre trek to the South Pole.

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          The ADF’s love affair with tactical UAVs

          The ADF deserves credit for the speedy introduction of tactical UAVs in support of its deployed forces in the MEAO.

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            ADF Weapons: Is Defence interest in non-lethal weapons waning? | ADM July 2014

            The notion of acquiring new, enhanced non-lethal weapons, to provide deployed forces with greater options than through the use of lethal force, had its genesis in the 2009 Defence White Paper. And there it appears to have rested. Premium

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              With this edition of ADM we commemorate the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli with an excerpt from Bearing Witness by Peter Rees, on the remarkable life of the noted World War 1 historian Charles Bean, somewhat of a departure from ADM’s normal editorial content.

              Many of our advertisers this month have referenced the ANZAC legend in their imagery, which is good to see.

              On the defence business side, our focus in April is the much-anticipated LAND 400, with reporting on this important procurement from all of our key contributors - editor Katherine Ziesing, deputy editor Nigel Pittaway, and senior correspondents Julian Kerr and Philip Smart. It gives readers an excellent and comprehensive insight into the program.

              Our From the Source interview this month is Elbit Systems Australia’s Dan Webster.

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