Defence

Andrei Ezergailis

Andrei EzergailisAndrei spent nearly 24 years in the Royal Australian Navy as a Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer on Submarines, before joining ASC in August 2017 to lead ASC’s Asset Management efforts.

Defence News

Good news for Australian Military training facility

military

The contract to build an $800 million facility in Greenvale, Queensland, is underway, with shortlisted candidates announced.

They are Lendlease, CPB Contractors, and Lang O’Rourke.

The Australian-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) will enhance the needs of the ADF and Singapore’s Armed Forces. The training facility will strengthen the collaboration and commitment, and will bring an enhanced benefit to both countries’ defence forces1.

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Exciting new UAV for RAAF

UAV

The Royal Australian Air Force is set to receive the first Australian designed and made military aircraft in fifty years. Boeing’s Loyal Wingman drone uses artificial intelligence to advance its capabilities; this means that the pilots will not have to remotely control the drone’s manoeuvres. The drone is currently undergoing ground testing, followed by taxi and its first flight scheduled for later this year.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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