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