ADM Congress 2011

ADM Congress 2011 was a great success bringing together all major players of the defence industry and enhancing partnerships and dialogue between Industry and Defence.

Highlights include the Minister of Defence - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, the Minister for Defence Materiel - The Hon Jason Clare MP, ASPI's Dr Mark Thomson, and Air Vice-Marshall Margaret Staib, AM, CSC, Commander Joint Logistics of Australia Defence Force.

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Choules despatched north as LHDs deal with azipod concerns

A schematic diagram of the Canberra Class Amphibious LHD - one of the two azipod propulsors can be clearly seen. Credit: Defence

The Navy's Amphibious Heavy Lift ship HMAS Choules has been despatched to Queensland from Sydney yesterday as Tropical Cyclone Debbie bears down on Queensland while reports emerge of problems with the LHD azipod propulsion systems.