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.
The ADM/DMO Industry Awards recognise excellence in the level of collaboration between DMO and Industry teams.
The awards are structured into four categories from which a major company/DMO team and an SME/DMO team are chosen to win the ultimate award - the Essington Lewis Trophy – one for the major company/DMO team and one for the SME/DMO team.
ESSINGTON LEWIS TROPHY WINNERS
The prestigious Essington Lewis Trophies were this year awarded to Thales Australia and AFVSPO for the Prime company category while 11 industry teams and the Joint Project 154 Phase 3A team narrowly beat the Mediaware entry for the SMEs.
Unfortunately, no nominations were received for the major program category, much to the disappointment of the audience.
Sustainment and Logistic Support category winner: Mediaware International Pty Ltd and UAS Management Unit
Mediaware International Pty Ltd and UAS Management Unit are being recognised for their work on the Shadow 200 UAS Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) carried out in 2012.
The work done clearly showed a strong collaborative relationship from first principles, allowing the project to be delivered on time and on budget.
Rapid Acquisition category winner: 11 industry teams, four sub contractors and Joint Project 154 Phase 3A
11 partner companies (JCB US and UK, Construction Equipment Australia, Selex Galileo UK, CSI, DCD Protected Mobility, FASCAN International US, Chemring Australia, NIITEK, Pearson Engineering UK and IDES); four sub contractors ATCO Pickering Metal Industries, Redline Engineering, Coating Services Australia and Australian Industry Facilitation and the Joint Project 154 Phase 3A team were able to deliver a complex, high technology counter-IED solution to a serious frontline problem the ADF was facing using MOTS and COTS technology in a tightly compressed timeline.
The teams are commended on their in-theatre introduction and support efforts in Afghanistan by both parties.
Minor project category winner: Thales Australia and AVSPO
AFVSPO and Thales Australia under Army Minor 002.12 provided Crew Procedural Trainers for the ASLAV turret in the form of a simulator, doubling the capacity of the existing training capability.
The program is to be commended for achieving their program a year ahead of schedule and under budget.
The significant savings that the program provides are an asset to the Army.
ADM Managing Editor Judy Hinz also presented certificates to the no.1 defence contractor in ADM’s Top 40 for 2012 and to the top SME from ADM’s Top 20 Defence SMEs survey at the ADM Awards Dinner.
David Allott, CEO of BAE Systems Australia is seen here receiving the award from Judy Hinz for the no.1 Defence Contractor in Australia. Cameron James from Sikorsky Helitech is pictured receiving the top SME award.
Picture credit: Leigh Atkinson, Imagemakers, Canberra
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