The total revenue of the Top 40 defence contractors was up by 11 per cent on the 2015 total of $9.24 billion. Credit: ADM

Top 40 tops $10 billion

The result of this year's Top 40 survey reveal a strong upward trend in Defence business.

Prime Ministers' Veterans' Employment Program. Krishaan Wright, former Air Force C-130 Hercules pilot, successfully transitioned to his civilian career as a Project Management consultant at EY.

Call to arms for PM’s Veterans’ Employment Program

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Dan Tehan has called for more Australian businesses and ex-service organisations to step up and support the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program.
A Marine maintains an F-35 aboard the USS Wasp during operational testing with an ALIS Portable Maintenance Aid. Credit: USMC.

Cyber security all clear for F-35 logistics system

The F-35A’s Autonomic Logistics Information System has achieved its first Australian Cybersecurity Accreditation.
Industry's unique perspective is vital to the success of the initiative. Credit: Defence

Pyne: Complete the defence industry survey

Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has encouraged Australian companies with an interest in the Defence sector to complete the Defence Industrial Capability Assessment 2016 Company Survey.
An example of a Techstars 'Demo Day'. Credit: Techstars

Defence industry accelerator program launched

Techstars has graduated 900 startups in the US with a combined market cap of US$7.5 billion

Strong lineup for ADM2017, Pyne to speak at welcome reception

For the first time, the ADM Congress will feature an evening welcome reception the day before the main event.

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Rheinmetall proposes military vehicle vision for Australasia

Rheinmetall vehicles either in service or proposed for service with the ADF. Credit: Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Rheinmetall Defence Australia will announce today a proposal for the establishment of a national infrastructure asset for military vehicles in Australia, to underpin a 50-year strategic relationship between the Commonwealth, the Australian Army and defence industry. more »

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    C4ISR TDLs: Moving from the Kill Chain to the Kill Web

    LSCSO Yohanes Bangun is in charge of establishing and maintaining Tactical Data Link (TDL) to all warships deployed in the Middle East Region (MER). Credit: Defence

    The holy grail of Tactical Data Link (TDL) integration for the war fighter is the seamless dissemination of information to maintain Situational Awareness, effect C2 and proscute weapons engagements. Enter the new Joint TDL Information Exchange Capability Subprogram.

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      C4ISR: Digitising battlespace communications - JP2072

      Currawong, a flexible and scalable Australian developed communications solution meeting the specific operational needs of the ADF. Credit: Boeing

      Currawong is the latest phase in a program to deliver a digital battlespace communications capability throughout Army. more »

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        ADM's Defence Estate and Base Services Summit 2016

        The new front gate at RAAF Base Richmond. Credit

        The fifth annual ADM Defence Estate and Base Services Summit was held
        in Canberra on September 21, attracting delegates
        from across Defence, government and industry. The event this year was the biggest ever, with over 250 people attending the one-day conference.

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          From the Source: Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne

          Credit: Defence

          Earlier this year, Christopher Pyne was announced as the inaugural Minister for defence Industry in the Turnbull Government, the first time the portfolio was split between two senior ministers with seats at the Cabinet table. He spoke with ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing about the challenges of the role and the multi-billion investment in the ADF.

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            ADA implements new software for process efficiency

            ADA wanted to extend its processes by making them easy to share, update and adhere to standards so that everyone could engage in the business and collaborate effectively. Credit: ADA

            Australian Defence Apparel has commenced implementation of a cloud-based business process management software to drive process efficiency throughout the organisation.

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              TAE cuts Abrams engine overhaul times

              The engines will now stay in country rather than going to the US. Credit: TAE

              TAE Gas Turbines have recently delivered the first Abrams tank engine back to the Army after undergoing a major overhaul in its facility at RAAF Base Amberley.

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                The importance of industry

                Importantly, 2016 was the year when Defence Industry was formally recognised as a Fundamental Input to Capability in the White Paper suite of documents.

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                  ADM covers the annual Top 40 Defence Contractors/Top 20 Defence SMEs and project reviews and previews.

                  Editor Katherine Ziesing covers recent events including ADM's Northern Australia Defence Summit and MilCIS2016 as well as the new night fighting equipment for Ninox.   

                  Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway went to Brazil to look at Embraer's KC-390 and also provides the project review/preview for the air domain. He also wraps on infrastructure projects and developments in the joint space.  

                  Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr reviews the year past for Army and Navy with a glimpse of what lies ahead and Philip Smart checks out Milskil in our SME Spotlight

                  Our From the Source interview this issue is the Minister for Defence Industry, the Honourable Christopher Pyne MP.

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