The award was in recognition of ATS’ supply of products and services to the world’s largest range contract for the construction of 34 military ranges in the UAE.

Nominations for the awards covered some of the wide range of services that support NZ Defence, including information technology, engineering and catering supplies.

Judges were faced with an unenviable task as a strong lineup of entrants contested the inaugural Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards.

Western Australian company Ikad Engineering has been named Outstanding Small to Medium Enterprise at the annual Defence Teaming Centre awards ceremony in Adelaide.

The awards recognise and reward local companies and individuals at the forefront of naval and maritime innovation and carry with them a total of $40,000 in cash prizes.

Start-up telecommunications company, Myriota and wearable technology company IMeasureU, were selected from forty-seven quality industry and university applicants from across Australia and NZ to develop the technology.

Airbus recognised Cablex's successful provision over a decade of electrical harnesses, avionic bays and platform integration services to Airbus for NH90 and Tiger platforms globally.

It is hoped the laser technology can be developed to defend against threats such as drones and missiles or even space junk by being accurate and powerful enough to destroy objects that are a great distance away.

Building on the success of the rebooted event from last year, this year also incorporated the Essington Lewis Awards, where Defence partnered with ADM to recognise excellence in collaboration between CASG teams and industry.

The Essington Lewis Awards are designed to recognise excellence in the degree to which industry and CASG have worked together in a spirit of collaboration to overcome challenges or problems.

States are encouraging defence industry to apply for their respective Premier's Export Awards.

The ADM/DMO Awards for Excellence 2015 were presented at the Hyatt Hotel after the ADM2015 on February 10, 2015.

ADM DMO/Industry team of the Year Award for Excellence 2014 winners.

A range of SME and Primes were recognised for their work in 2012 at the ADM2013 Awards Dinner held in Canberra at Old Parliament House on Tuesday, 12th February 2013.

Each year the Australian Defence Magazine (ADM) hosts the ADM Congress. In 2012 it will be held at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra on 21-22 February 2012.