Down to 2: Land 400 Phase 2

Defence has announced the down selection of the BAE Systems/Patria and the Rheinmetall teams for Land 400 Phase 2.

The Redwing suite of counter-IED devices, developed by DST Group, has won the inaugural Public Sector Innovation Award from the Institute of Public Sector Administration Australia (IPAA) during a small ceremony, held in Canberra, 27 July 2016.

Innovation Award for Redwing Program

A Defence team has won an award for developing a suite of force protection products to assist in countering the global threat posed by improvised explosive devices.
A United States Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) from amphibious transport dock USS San Diego enters the well dock of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

LHD: All landing craft great and small

Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra has been busy trialing embarkation of a variety of US Navy landing craft within its internal well dock during Exercise RIMPAC 2016.
The faces of Australian veterans of war are projected on the facade of Martin Place during the 2016 Anzac Day dawn service in Sydney. Credit: Defence

Job boost for veterans

National charity Mates4Mates has joined forces with employment and education support specialists to land jobs for veterans and transitioning ADF personnel.
The USS Texas is met by the Peace Squadron as it arrives in Waitemata harbour, Auckland on August 2, 1983. The growing anti-nuclear movement in New Zealand was hostile to visits from US ships because the Americans refused to confirm or deny whether their ships carried nuclear weapons.

US Navy to return to NZ after 33 years

A US naval vessel will attend the RNZN's 75th anniversary in November, marking the first occasion in 33 years that an American warship has visited New Zealand.

Defence Industry gets a Minister

The importance of Defence industry has been formally recognised in the creation of a new portfolio under Christopher Pyne.

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Rheinmetall and BAE/Patria for Land 400 Phase 2

CASG chief Kim Gillis has announced that both BAE/Patria and Rheinmetall have been down selected to take part in the Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) for Land 400 Phase 2. more »

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    Counting the JSF Cost is tricky business

    Credit: Lockheed Martin

    Should Canada withdraw from the nine-nation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, the additional cost to Australia of its JSF purchases will be about $USD1 million per airframe, according to Air Vice Marshal Chris Deeble.

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      Weapons: Industry gets set for Land 19 Phase 7

      Live firing of RBS-70 missile by members of 16 Air Defence,111 Brigade, at the live firing range in Woomera, South Australia. Credit: Defence

      Ground based air defence (GBAD) for the Army has been a long time in the making under the various phases of Land 19. ADM examines what we currently have in play and where the program is likely to go in terms of technology and concepts under later phases.

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        Sea Power: The Italian Job - Fincantieri's proposal for Sea 5000

        The general purpose variant Carlo Bergamini, lead ship of the FREMM class in Italian Marina Militare service. Credit: Fabius1975 licensed under Public Domain via Commons

        Fincantieri's proposal for the Sea 5000 Future Frigate is based upon the Italian version of the European FREMM.

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          From the Source: Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky

          Now in the final year of his contracted period as head of DST, Alex Zelinsky is shaping the Group’s relationship with the newly-formed Next Generation Technologies Fund and their joint development with industry and academia of game-changing capabilities to benefit the ADF. He spoke with
          ADM Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr.

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            Saab has BAE System's back for Land 400

            The AMV35 on show at APV Safety Product’s facility in Campbellfield, on Melbourne’s northern outskirts. Credit: ADM Nigel Pittaway

            Saab Australia forms a key element of BAE System's local supply chain for Land 400 Phase 2.

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              SME Spotlight - Varley: more than modules

              Credit: Varley Group

              There’s a saying that goes something like good engineering can engineer anything. The sentiment is that good engineering principles can be applied to any application. The proof is Newcastle based Varley Group.

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                Enabling the enablers

                It has surprised me how little coverage there has been of Defence issues on the election trail. more »



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                  Editor Katherine Ziesing writes about the key enablers essential for capability, including the most important of all – people. Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway covers the inaugural CIVSEC conference, increased investment in ISREW, space and cyber capabilities, and Heron operations post Afghanistan. 

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