Event reporting

The three-day conference has seen a balance of focus between Naval Group presentations on its four-step submarine focus and discussion of Collins Life Of Type Extension.

The event comprised 19 companies from Australia, the US, Europe and Israel presenting 25 industry proposals.

A range of new technologies including drone and counter drone systems, weapon and ammunition enhancements, electronic counter measures and electronic warfare, and simulation systems were presented.

Army’s Land Forces Commander Major General Gus McLachlan was a keynote speaker at ADM’s Northern Australia Defence Summit in Darwin last week.

The opening day of ADM's 6th Northern Australia Defence Summit featured a very strong line-up of high profile speakers including host NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner and former President of the Republic of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Over 90 Australian and international companies, research and development and educational institutions have gathered in Darwin to be updated by key Future Submarine Program representatives on the program’s progress to date.

The South Australian Government has launched a job expo to attract school students to these and other emerging industries.

Chosen from hundreds of applicants, the 10 Adelaide Techstars companies were selected as proposing ideas or products with possible defence applications.

The inaugural Force Design conference took place in Canberra recently.

The annual ADM Defence Estate and Base Services Summit was held in Canberra this week, attracting over 300 delegates and a range of local and international speakers from across Defence and industry.

Mature exporters and businesses new to exporting are being exhibited on the Australian stand to showcase their products to foreign defence forces and defence companies from around the world.

DSEI 2017 is expected to attract over 34,000 people including private sector companies, key industry players and international military and armed forces from around the world.

With a speakers list that encompasses uniforms, politics and industry, the HunterNet Defence conference provides an excellent forum for collaboration and information sharing outside the usual capital city environment.

STELaRLab director Dr Tony Lindsay believes the combination of Lockheed Martin’s global resources and Australian talent will produce systems that help defend Australia’s interests.

The organisation has been overwhelmed with applications this year.