• The ADM Essington Lewis Awards 2020 finalists have been announced.
    The ADM Essington Lewis Awards 2020 finalists have been announced.

ADM is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Essington Lewis awards at our 2020 Congress, which is currently underway in Canberra.

The Essington Lewis Awards are designed to recognise excellence in industry and the Department of Defence collaboration, working together to overcome challenges or problems – ensuring that the ADF has or will have the materiel it needs, when it needs it, and at a cost that represents value for money.

This perpetual trophy is named in honour of Mr. Essington Lewis, the WWII industrialist credited with cementing Defence Industry as a key economic and capability force.

Trophies and certificates will be awarded at a Gala dinner in Canberra in August. 


Finalists for Major Acquisition - Over $50 million

ICT Data Centre Migration – Leidos and Global Switch Ultimo-Relocation (GSU-R) program office

Space Surveillance Telescope facilities – Sitzler and Defence’s J0116 Program office


Minor Acquisition - Under $50 million

Combat Vehicle Reconfigurable Driver Simulator – Universal Motion Simulators and Land 400 program office

Firing Range Safety Management Tool – Sigma Bravo, a KBR company and Army’s Combined Arms Trade and Training team


Major Sustainment Activity - Over $20 million/year

Hydrographic Sustainment Enterprise – BAE Systems Australia and Hydrographic Systems Program Office - Specialist Ships Branch

Super Hornet and Growler Capability Upgrades – Boeing Defence Australia and Air Combat Electronic Attack System Program Office


Minor Sustainment Activity - Under $20 million/year

LHD Landing Craft Enhancement Program – KBR and Amphibious Combat and Sealift System Program Office

Maritime Communications Modernisation Sustainment – Thales Australia and Sea 1442 Program office



Autonomous Armoured Vehicle Trial – BAE Systems and Future Land Warfare Branch in Army Headquarters

Soil Treatment Plant at RAAF Edinburgh – Ventia and Estate and Infrastructure Group’s PFAS Investment Management Branch

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