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.
In September last year, then Defence Minister David Johnston commissioned the RAND Corporation to look into the Australian shipbuilding industry more »
Land Forces first saw the emergence of a Bushmaster Electronic Warfare (EW) variant complete with a six-metre telescopic mast.
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.
The ADF deserves credit for the speedy introduction of tactical UAVs in support of its deployed forces in the MEAO.
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.