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The contenders for the Minor Sustainment Activity - Under $20 million are Anzac Anti Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) Follow On Support and Air 5416 Phase 4 B2 – RAAF’s C-130J LAIRCM fitting.

Many of the positions taken by commentators in the submarine debate assume we can still convert the Attack class to nuclear propulsion.

In the Major Sustainment Activity - Over $20 million per year category we see the Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) Sustainment Transition program up against the Patrol Boat Enterprise.

Here's some of the key initial steps Defence suppliers can take to secure controlled technical data.

In the aftermath of NAIDOC Week 2019, Indigenous Australians continue to be recognised for their valuable and longstanding contribution to the ADF.

The Australian War Memorial has commissioned a body of work by artist Megan Cope, making her the Memorial’s first female Aboriginal official war artist.

The Australian Space Agency has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with Australian space start-up Myriota.

RUAG Australia has inaugurated its new paint booth facility at its Wingfield, SA Surface Finishing Centre.

The Minor Acquisition – Under $50 million category for the 2019 Essington Lewis Awards sees the Optus C1 Satellite Life of Type Extension program go up against the Anzac Class Interim IFF program.

KBR has been awarded a four year contract extension for Capability Support Coordinator services for the Canberra class LHDs.

XTEK has acquired US market provider of body armour and personal protective equipment, HighCom Armor Solutions.

In the Major Acquisition – Over $50 million category the two finalists are in very different programs; Air 5438 Lead-In Fighter Capability Assurance Program Phase 1A and Land 125 Phase 3B.

To illustrate the contribution that Australian innovators can make to ADF operational capability, consider a single, imaginary operation undertaken by the ADF.

Naval Group has launched the Suffren, the first of six Barracuda class nuclear submarines, reinvigorating a polarised debate in Australia.

The scale, uncertainty, interdependency and emergent nature of ADF investments represents a high level of complexity. Defence personnel, and the companies in their supply chain, need the skills to manage complex projects.