While the RAN awaits the outcome of the surface combatant fleet review, the Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mark Hammond discusses the status, the strengths and the issues involving the force-in-being with ADM Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr.

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From the Source: Chris Deeble

With a long career in Defence and industry, Chris Deeble has earned a reputation as a problem solver. He recently spoke with ADM Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr about the challenges in reforming CASG.

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From the Source: John Fry

As major projects such as Land 19/7B and Sea 1300/1 gather momentum, Kongsberg Defence Australia is set on a growth path. To learn more, ADM Editor Nigel Pittaway recently spoke with General Manager John Fry.

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From the Source: Scott Carpendale

In the wake of the Defence Strategic Review, ADM Editor Nigel Pittaway spoke with BDA’s Vice President & Managing Director Scott Carpendale to learn more of the company’s plans.

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From the Source: Golan Ben Giat

Rafael Australia Managing Director Golan Ben Giat sees timely opportunities for his company to assist Defence in its quest to build its air defence capabilities. To find out more, ADM Editor Nigel Pittaway spoke with him shortly after Avalon Airshow.

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Defending Army Capability

As he prepared to hand over the reins in early March, outgoing Head Land Capability Major General Jeremy King took time at the Avalon Airshow to speak with ADM’s Ewen Levick about recent decisions regarding Army capability.

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From the Source: Jim McDowell

In the lead up to the Avalon 2023 airshow Nova Systems’ CEO Jim McDowell spoke with ADM Editor Nigel Pittaway about his company’s role in the defence ecosystem and how he sees the industrial landscape in Australia evolving.

Assistant Minister for Defence Matt Thistlethwaite speaks with ADM about upcoming reforms to the Defence Act, the imminent release of the DSR, and the government's defence priorities.

As the service begins its second century of operations, Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Robert Chipman recently answered ADM Editor Nigel Pittaway’s questions about the future.

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From the Source: Pat Conroy

Minister for Defence Industry and Minister for International Development and the Pacific in June, Pat Conroy, spoke with ADM about the new government’s vision for the future and, specifically, how it intends to engage with defence industry.

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From the Source: Adam Gilmour

Gilmour Space Technologies are driving the development of a sovereign Australian launch capability through their Eris orbital launch vehicles, powered by the company’s proprietary hybrid rocket engine. ADM’s Publisher Ewen Levick spoke to Adam to learn more about the business and his future plans.

Lieutenant General Simon Stuart took on the role of Chief of Army on July 2, having previously filled the role of Head Land Capability. ADM Editor Nigel Pittaway spoke with him in late July, not long after his appointment to the new position.

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From the Source: Matthew Theoharous

With almost 30 years’ experience across Defence and defence industry, Lendlease’s Executive General Manager Matthew Theoharous spoke with Publisher Ewen Levick about the opportunities and challenges ahead of one of Australia’s largest Defence contractors.

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Supporting the defence SME sector

The Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN) has been providing a voice for small to medium enterprises in the defence sector for many years and with the recent growth in government spending on Defence, its advocacy has arguably become even more important. 

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Aussie SME success – DefendTex

As specialists in Defence R&D, Australian-owned SME DefendTex is well familiar with the ambitious journey behind getting novel capability into the hands of the warfighter.

Formerly the Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems Australia, Gabby Costigan has taken over the role of Group Managing Director of Business Development for the company and is now based in the UK.