D+I 2017: networking bonanza

The D+I Gala Awards were held on the night preceding the conference. D+I this year provided ample time for networking, a welcome change to the common conference format. Credit: Oneill Photographics

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.

Systems engineers to gather Down Under

Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld, head of Force Design in the Vice Chief of Defence Force Group, will be a keynote speaker at IS2017. Credit: Defence

Plenary sessions will cover major issues in defence, transportation, autonomous systems and space.

AIDN releases SIC, innovation policy positions

Credit: AIDN

The two policy areas covered in the release are: Sovereign Industrial Capability and the related Sovereign Industrial Capability Assessment Framework as well as Innovation.

Diamond Thunder proves LVC capability

During the Diamond Thunder exercise, each of the high-fidelity simulation devices was networked and flew simultaneously in the same virtual environment. Credit: CAE Defence

The exercise involved the networking of F/A-18 simulators at both RAAF Base Williamtown and Tindal with the E-7A Wedgetail simulator at Williamtown and C-130J simulator at RAAF Base Richmond. Premium

Two Unis to lead cyber security skills effort

The institutions will share $1.91 million over four years to help build the required expertise and job-ready skills needed by the industry and Government.

Boeing and HI Industries team on XLUUV

Echo Voyager, Boeing’s latest unmanned, undersea vehicle (UUV), can operate autonomously for months at a time thanks to a hybrid rechargeable propulsion power system and modular payload bay. Credit: Boeing

Echo Voyager is fully autonomous, requiring no support vessel for launch or recovery, enabling operation at sea for months before returning to port. Premium

Olympus calibration for the West

Olympus technician Brad Ellis with the Epoch 650 Ultrasonic Flaw Detector. Credit: Olympus Australia

Correct calibration contributes to the quality of products, including many used in defence applications, and adds to the safety of infrastructure and facilities. Premium

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