Event reporting

The inaugural Women in Defence Awards, hosted by MC Tracy Spicer, saw seven women honoured for their remarkable contributions to Defence and industry at a gala event in Canberra.

ADM is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Women in Defence Awards.

Trump’s preferred topic dominated the reporting and meetings: defence spending. It seems the allies are actually looking a bit closer at the issue.

RADA Electronic Industries, together with its partners Ascent Vision and Sierra Nevada Corporation, won a US$200,000 prize at the SOFWERX ThunderDrone Rapid Prototyping Event III demonstration.

More than 80 local students put their robots through their paces at the inaugural ASC Robot Rumble last week, along with ASC graduate engineers and experts.

In the lead up to Autonomous Warrior 2018 in November this year, DST Group has put the call out for industry to respond to an Expression of Interest to support the activity.

A number of veterans that have successfully started their own businesses were recently hosted by NSW Governor Gen David Hurley at Government House.

Four teams of Australian students will be representing Australia at the upcoming 2018 F1 in Schools World Finals in Singapore in September.

Andrew Whittaker is this year’s winner of the Australian Naval Institute’s McNeil Prize.

Minister Payne will be presenting a keynote speech at the awards luncheon on July 27 and presenting the Hall of Fame award.

2017 graduates have since gone on to launch new products, close significant VC investments, and inked global deals with top defence sector corporations.

The Congress saw a packed program of presentations from industry, Defence and government.

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.

Team Defence Australia is represented in force at the show, with no fewer than 37 SMEs participating, under the care of Chef de Mission Major General Andrew Mathewson.

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