Stepping up to the plate this year in the wake of the May 2019 federal election as Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price of WA was an unknown for many in the Defence community. Since taking the job in May, she has travelled the length and breadth of the country to get across the brief literally and figuratively. She spoke with ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing about what her focus points for the year that was and the year ahead. Read more
EM Solutions is not really another one of those overnight success stories in the Defence SME space. From humble beginnings 20 years ago, to now hosting a number of technologies with the Australian services and international customers, the journey is full of ups and downs. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Dr Rowan Gilmore to explore that journey.
ADM speaks to Chief of Navy Michael Noonan ahead of the Pacific 2019 tradeshow.
The scale of what the Royal Australian Navy is up to in terms of capability, recapitalisation and training is enormous. In the lead up to the Pacific trade show and Sea Power Centre conference, ADM caught up with Rear Admiral Peter Quinn to talk about the current state of play and how Navy is shaping up to answer the call of the National Shipbuilding Program and related programs.
Taking on the Chief Defence Scientist role earlier this year, Professor Tanya Monro is looking to build on the solid foundation of her predecessors while also ‘doing a smaller number of larger things’. ADM spoke with Professor Monro about the future of DST Group under her leadership.
Naval Group is leading the design and build of the largest and most expensive Defence acquisition in Australia’s history – the $50 billion Future Submarine Program. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with local CEO John Davis to run through how the program is progressing and what lies ahead.
ADF uniforms literally touch every soldier, sailor and airman everyday. With hundreds of thousands of individual products fitting thousands of people across the globe, ADA has been making uniforms for over a century. But the business is changing rapidly as ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing found out speaking to ADA CEO Chris Dixon recently.
Rockwell Collins Australia rebranded earlier this year into Collins Aerospace in the wake of some major moves at the international level. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Australian VP Nick Gibbs to check in about what it means at the local level.
Of all the Defence technologies the ADF operates perhaps the hardest to demonstrate are the magic black boxes behind communications, cyber and EW. Rohde & Schwarz has been invisible in Australia for almost four decades.
Australian Defence industry sees a lot of prime contractors with overseas parents, but Beca is a tad different with their home market of NZ. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to Australian MD Craig Lee about the establishment and expansion of the business across the ditch and into Asia.
Australian Defence industry is known for those 20-year, overnight success stories. NIOA is one such case.
2019 is the last year in the front seat for Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies. It’s been a big job with platforms coming and going during his tenure. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke with him in the lead up to the Avalon Air show about the state of the organisation.
Like every year, 2018 was a big year for Defence. Announcements on Land 400, the Future Frigate, JORN and many more. Minister for Defence Industry and now Defence Christopher Pyne has been the driving force behind much of the impetus in the Defence community.
Two years on from the move that saw Leidos Australia, ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke with Chief Executive Christine Zeitz about where the business has come from and where it’s headed as it continues its transformation into a true systems integration business.
With his feet barely under his new desk, Chief of Army LTGEN Rick Burr spoke to ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing about the Army he’s to lead for the next four years.
EOS has been beavering away in the Canberra/Queanbeyan region for the better of 30 years, both in space and remote weapons stations (RSW). In the coming 12 months they are set to become Australia’s largest Defence exporter thanks to huge RWS contracts in the Middle East. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to founder and CEO Dr Ben Green about their remarkable journey.