defence

  • Adelaide learns from ASC's ISO55001 Certification

    Adelaide 28 June Pic 2Great to see an enthusiastic audience at last night's Adelaide's networking and technical meet. First up was Andrei Ezergailis, ASC Pty Ltd's CCSM LifCycle Manager, who flew in from Perth to go over ASC's journey to ISO55001's certification and the lessons learned from it.

  • AMC and ASC announce Strategic Partnership

    strategic partnershipThe Asset Management Council is absolutely thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with ASC, a leader in asset management in the defence sector. Close collaboration between the AMCouncil and ASC over the next twelve months will significantly contribute to the AMCouncil's body of knowledge and in turn enable ASC to take advantage of cross-sector opportunities available in order to continue upwards on their asset management maturity journey. We welcome ASC to the AMC Community and are excited for what the future will bring as a result of this key collaboration.

  • Attack Class Submarine – Equipment Partners

    liam briese FN7Lvl0ECDc unsplashGreat news for defence assets and Australian manufacturing recently, when two home-grown businesses were awarded contracts for the equipment designs on the Attack Class Submarine program.

    The businesses will partner with international companies to deliver and sustain the Medium Capacity Press, High Capacity Press and Large Capacity Milling Machines (LCMM) required for the submarines. The two presses will shape the steel for the bulk head and hull of the assets. The LCMM is a multi-purpose cutting tool that will be used in a number of ways in relation to submarine’s hull1.

  • Big Data Case Study -Vehicle Health and Usage Monitoring Systems program (VIC)

    Michael Bray, Program Manager, Vehicle Health and Usage Monitoring Systems, Department of Defence (VIC)

    The aim of the Vehicle Health and Usage Monitoring System (VHUMS) Program is to provide equipment managers with quality information to enable timely decisions making that will realise effective sustainment of Land vehicle fleets.

  • Brisbane launches into the topic of Asset Management in Aerospace

    AMc aviationThe recent Brisbane Chapter event held at the Jacobs offices was well supported and the audience were given an insight from Lucien Whitten from Defence Industries Qld into how the policies for aerospace are developed with a particular emphasis on the impact of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. This was supported by Andrew Scott who provided an insight into the operations of UAVs, the size and also complexity of the support operations with the most crucial part of UAVs being the people behind them. There was also an interesting discussion on the current and potential future uses of these assets and how the industry might develop over the next 5-10 years.

  • Defence assets provide rescue and relief

    Defence

    Recently, the news that set fingertips tingly, the silver lining around the orange, smoke-haze cloud that hangs over our head, is that some of our biggest defence assets have been called in to help with the action.The bushfires currently ravaging Australia will come as no surprise to readers. Since September in NSW, and December in Victoria and South Australia, bushfires have claimed lives and homes, razed through our flora and fauna, livestock and lifestyles.

  • Fighting Robots

    AI

    The future of the defence force looks to be integrating its human assets with new robotic assets, coming together in a program to become joint lethal protectors.

    The use of advanced technologies in battle are increasing and it is predicted that by the middle of this century, military forces will contain many thousands of robots, and our human commanders and soldiers will l be informed and guided by artificial intelligence1.

  • Maritime Sustainment in Defence

    John WestThe Melbourne chapter held a session at Engineers Australia’s city facilities, focused on the evolution of asset management in defence. John West, Asset Management Principal at BAE Systems, talked about linkages between defence capability and asset management, drawing on examples from the maritime defence sector. The enthusiastic audience included AMC members from government, defence and consulting.

  • New Director-General of Australian Signals Directorate

    Defence

    News announced mid-December of an incoming Director-General of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). Commencing in February 2020, Ms Rachel Noble PSM will become the first woman to lead the ASD, a major intelligence agency in Australia.

    The ASD is the government agency responsible for foreign signals intelligence, support to military operations, and cyber and information security. Its purpose is to defend Australia’s national interests from global threats by leveraging technology to inform, protect and disrupt1

  • Perth talks Value, Improvement and Innovation

    Perth Event 22 Feb 2018 Main PhotoOur Perth chapter got together yesterday evening to kick off the first of many events for 2018, this one all about Value, Improvement and Innovation in Asset Management. James Wright (Jacobs) went through some practical examples of how to embed an effective asset management culture in organisations. Ian Moon from the Warship Asset Management Alliance Management Office followed up with exploring the understanding, development, implementation and challenges of Continous Improvement in a defence and industry alliance environment.

    Please check out some snaps below, taken through the course of the evening. If you have any of your own to add, please send to info@amcouncil.com.au

  • The Dish gets an Upgrade

    Dish

    One of Australia’s most famous assets is about to undergo an upgrade. The CSIRO Parkes radio telescope, known to many of us as The Dish, will get a new receiver, meaning it will significantly increase the amount of sky it can see at any given time.

    The Dish is no stranger to Aussie legend. Back in 1969, our radio telescope was responsible for those images we see of the astronauts from Apollo 11 walking on the moon. Decades later, in 2000, the Dish was thrust into the spotlight again, with Working Dog Productions highlighting its important role in relaying those steps onto the moon’s surface to a new generation through the dramatised movie adaptation, appropriately named The Dish.