HMAS Rankin returns home to Fleet Base West after a 6 month deployment overseas. Credit: Defence

Sea 1000 CEP responses in the box

Today is November 30, 2015 and that means that all the responses to the Commonwealth’s Competitive Evaluation Process (CEP) are due in today.

The lab will be fully operational in the third quarter of 2016. Credit: Lockheed Martin

Future Submarine combat system lab opens

Lockheed Martin has opened a new high-tech laboratory to support the design, delivery and sustainment of Australia’s future Submarine Force.
An Australian Army soldier from 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, demonstrates the Land 125 soldier combat ensemble at the Defence Materiel Organisation Land Engineering Agency proving ground test facilities in Monegeetta, Victoria, on 4 June 2015. Credit: Defence

Award for scientist behind troops' new combat ensemble

Dr Mark Patterson has won the 2015 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science for his significant contributions to meeting the increasing demands for the continued protection and wellbeing of Australian soldiers.
Australian Army soldiers, Privates Joshua Morgan (right), and Adam Erickson, from 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, conduct an overwatch for a route clearance activity during Exercise Southern Katipo in Havelock, New Zealand. Credit: Defence

Australia and NZ conduct key readiness exercise

Australian Defence Force personnel have deployed across the ditch to New Zealand for Exercise SOUTHERN KATIPO.
Collins class submarines conduct surface manouevres during a "photex". Credit: Defence

Making the case for twelve future submarines

The defence industry has released a model demonstrating a continuous build of a fleet of twelve submarines which would assure the retention of Australian shipbuilding capabilities into the future.
The "Southern Cross II" RQ-4 Global Hawk in service with the USAF. Credit: USAF

Japan cleared to buy Global Hawk

The US has cleared a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $US1.2 billion.

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Where is the outrage about job losses at Williamstown this time?

The yard in full swing with a near completed LHD forming the backdrop to Air Warfare Destroyer blocks. Credit: BAE Systems

When BAE Systems announced in August this year that they were cutting 200 jobs at their Williamstown shipyard, media camped out at the site. more »

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    Land Warfare: EF88 debuts in the ADF

    An Australian Army soldier from 3rd Brigade checks out the enhanced F88 Austeyr weapon to be delivered under Land 125 Phase 3C at Lavarack Barracks in Townsville, 10 September 2014. Credit: Defence

    The first of 30,000 new EF88 service rifles have been issued by the ADF in parallel with the rollout of a new Soldier Combat Ensemble (SCE) comprising load carriage equipment and protective kit that includes new-generation body armour, combat helmets, and hearing and eye protection.


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      Defence Infrastructure chief speaks at ADM Summit

      The Deputy Secretary spoke at ADM's Defence Estate and Base Services Summit. Credit ADM Patrick Durrant

      The Deputy Secretary of the Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group (E&IG) spoke at ADM's recent Defence Estate and Base Services Summit.

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        Sustainment: Keeping the Fleet afloat

        In an effort to get a better picture of what the sustainment efforts are for the surface fleet, ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to both NSM (a joint venture of UGL and Babcock) about their work on the ANZAC fleet and Atlantic & Peninsula Australia Pty Limited (A&P Australia) about their work on HMAS Choules.


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          From the Source: VADM Tim Barrett | ADM October 2015

          Katherine Ziesing sat down with VADM Barrett to talk about where Plan Pelorus is pointing the Royal Australian Navy under his leadership. Premium

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            More on Land 400 Phase 3

            A request for information for 450 tracked infantry fighting vehicles to meet the mounted close combat requirements of the Australian Army was released by Defence earlier this month.

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              Defence Business: SME Spotlight

              The QuintessenceLabs "qProtect" encrypts storage devices with a truly random number encryption key, making them essentially impervious to unauthorised attempts at data retrieval. Credit: Quintessence

              When specialists at Canberra’s QuintessenceLabs sought a means of generating the Holy Grail of encryption, the “true random number” key, they found no earthly solution that would deliver the quality and performance they needed.
              So they looked to space instead.

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                More than the sum of its parts

                Sustainment, along with infrastructure and ICT, are the trio of Fundamental Inputs to Capability (FICs) that are the unsexy side of Defence.

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                  ADM's November edition contains the Annual C4I feature dealing with Network Centric Warfare (NCW) and Comms. Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr writes on ADF amphibious capability progress and together with Editor Katherine Ziesing also looks at ADF access to the Wideband Global SATCOM system.

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