Stepping up to the plate this year in the wake of the May 2019 federal election as Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price of WA was an unknown for many in the Defence community. Since taking the job in May, she has travelled the length and breadth of the country to get across the brief literally and figuratively. She spoke with ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing about what her focus points for the year that was and the year ahead. Read more
Australia is in the early stages of preparation for the largest, most complex (not to mention expensive) program it has ever undertaken as a nation in the Future Submarine. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to Mark Sander about what role the Submarine Institute of Australia plays in this space.
From humble roots a decade ago, DMTC is working far beyond its original remit. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke with DMTC CEO Mark Hodge about their role in Defence’s growing innovation community.
Chemring Australia is best known for its long-term work on countermeasures for the ADF, but the business is looking to expand and diversify both locally and internationally. ADM Managine Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to managing director Joseph Farrah about where the business has come from and what's ahead.
Gabby Costigan stepped into the role of CEO of BAE Systems Australia on January 1 this year. She is quickly climbing the steep learning curve in a business that has multiple multi-billion programs and campaigns.
Rheinmetall might be best known in Australia for their vehicle programs, but the German company is looking to expand their Australian footprint in other technology areas. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to Rheinmetall Defence Australia managing director Gary Stewart.
ADM's Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Chief of Air Force to get an update on all things RAAF.
ADM managing editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne to get some background on the Government’s thinking on the year that was and the year ahead.
ADM Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr checked in with him to get an update on how the company is performing and what lies ahead.
As many know, the RAN is going through its biggest fleet recapitalisation since WWII. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke with Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Chief Barrett about how these various programs are coming together, the challenges ahead and how Navy will respond to these opportunities.
QinetiQ Australia has increased orders and revenue significantly in two years through organic growth alone.
The Future Submarine is Defence’s biggest and most complex acquisition program to date with the Commonwealth choosing France’s Naval Group as their international partner for the design and build program. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Naval Group Australia CEO Brent Clark to have a look at how the program is progressing in its early stages.
CAE is a major provider of training and simulation services to the ADF and Ian Bell took up his role in January 2017. ADM's Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway recently spoke with him to learn more about the company's presence in Australia.
Four years on from the acquisition of Rosebank Engineering, RUAG Australia has established its Australian footprint, with strong Swiss reach back. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to Managing Director of RUAG’s Australian business about the evolution of the company and where they’re headed next.
German based multinational Siemens has demonstrated its electrification, automation and digitisation capabilities on a stream of defence platforms in the Asia Pacific, from F-35 Lightning II to Australian and NZ Anzac Class Frigates, the Collins Class submarine and Australia’s new Canberra Class LHDs. ADM’s Philip Smart spoke to Jeff Connolly about how the company sees its future in the region’s defence market.
After 40 years in the RAN, Vince Di Pietro has recently taken over as Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia at a time when the company is targeting some of Defence’s biggest programs. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with him in Canberra to talk about the challenges and opportunities ahead.