Welcome to the July edition of ADM: Surveillance in the Land Domain.
This month’s editorial takes a closer look at Defence’s intention to conduct a national mobilisation review, the first since WWII. What does mobilisation mean in the modern era? Could modern defence industry be mobilised in the same way? Should it?
Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing enters the depths of Russell offices for a face-to-face with LTGEN John Frewen, Principal Deputy Director-General of the Australian Signals Directorate and interim head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
Katherine also reveals that the ADF’s logistics system is about to collapse, covers the ins and outs of government tenders, and argues for the creation of ‘tiger teams’ to work across sustainment programs, whilst Deputy Editor Nigel Pittaway goes in-depth on the government’s decision to have another crack at self-propelled howitzers.
Online Editor Ewen Levick asks whether it is possible to reverse-engineer a war-winning strategy using the principle of mechanism design; Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr writes on Army’s preparation for the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System; and Matt Rainbow visits Number 92 Wing at RAAF Edinburgh to see P-8A Poseidons.
Our From the Source interviewee this month is Australian Defence Apparel CEO Chris Dixon.
The digital version can be accessed here.