Event reporting

CASG Deputy Secretary Kim Gillis is clearly a busy man as he tries to keep in step with the quick march tempo of decisions demanded by the Government's Integrated Investment Program.

Perhaps the most interesting speakers will be the various CEOs of defence primes jockeying to win programs due for contract award in coming months.

Harris’ new headquarters building will be fundamental to the execution of Army’s Battlefield Management System, an important new capability for the ADF.

MilCIS included a number of high profile speakers from Defence and industry outlining the current state of play in the defence ICT space.

Around 300 international and local delegates from Defence and industry attended the conference from November 13 to 16.

The key is to connect classrooms with inspiring real-world examples.

Key themes in the November symposium included digital elements such as increasing use of simulation in both material design and manufacturing.

Perhaps the most profound take away from the event was the impact teachers could have on steering young people towards STEM careers.

Common themes were the constant struggle to keep up with the ever quickening pace of technology advances within constraints posed by limited budgets and the challenge of building and maintaining a skilled ICT workforce.

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.