India invites bids for $2.4bn artillery contract

India has invited bids for a $2.4-billion artillery deal while deferring a decision on acquiring 106 Swiss Pilatus aircraft for fighter pilot training.

First Aussie made vertical tails installed on F-35

The first vertical tails manufactured by Australian company, Marand, were installed November 13 on the F-35 Lightning II known as AF-73 in Lockheed Martin's manufacturing plant in Fort Worth, Texas.

Defence wraps up support to G20

The ADF has concluded its support to the G20 Leaders' Summit following the successful conclusion of the Australian-hosted international event.

French President visits Thales Australia

Thales Australia welcomed the President of France, Francois Hollande, to its facility at Rydalmere in NSW as part of a state visit.

Subs unlikely to be built down under

The likelihood of Australia's Future Submarine being built in-country appears increasingly unlikely, judging from the official presentations at last week's Submarine Institute of Australia conference in Fremantle. Premium

New deployable air traffic systems for RAAF

The Government has announced that new deployable Air Traffic Management and Control Systems for the RAAF have been procured under a $50 million plus contract with Indra Australia. Premium

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    NT: Exercise Koolendong 2014 - Outback Assault | ADM October 2014

    Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D) is the deployment of US Marines to Darwin, NT for a six-month rotational period each year, coinciding with the end and onset of the wet season at the Top End. Premium

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      NT: NT facilities get a good excerising | ADM October 2014

      As homeport to 10 of the RAN’s 14 Armidale class patrol boats, HMAS Coonawarra, adjoining Darwin Harbour and part of Larrakeyah Barracks, is a major part of the RAN’s involvement in Operations Resolute and Sovereign Border. Premium

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        Military Life: On your bike: Soldier On Cycling | ADM October 2014

        In August this year, Soldier On took a team of cyclists to France to take part in the Trois Etapes race. Premium

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          Sustainment: A tale of two helos | ADM October 2014

          The Army’s Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter and Taipan (MRH 90) Multi-Role Helicopter have now both been in service for several years, but both still face challenges, particularly with regard to sustainment. Premium

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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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              The November edition of ADM features a wide range of stories relating to the theme C4I.

              Read about Army digitisation now impacting C2 procedures, good cyber hygiene as well as Pitch Black 2014.

              We also the role of HQJOC and speculate as to what is next for the Triton. ADM’s Nigel Pittaway interviews David Stilianos, general manager of Sikorsky Helitech.

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