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  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:26 PM | Jack Cameron (Administrator)

    Growing concerns about continued international and domestic travel restrictions have claimed the scalp of yet another defence industry expo, leaving 2021 to be a big year for Australia’s defence industry expo schedule.

    COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on domestic and international travel, throwing conferences and industry conventions around the world out of order, now we have an answer for Australia’s Avalon International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition scheduled for 23-28 February 2021.

    Ian Honnery, chief executive of AMDA Foundation, has issued a letter to all industry partners and exhibitors for the 2021 expo, citing the impact of the pandemic on “lengthy logistical lead times and uncertainty about availability of international travel would pose unacceptable risks to Avalon 2021 should it continue with its original February dates."

    Mr Honnery said, “As a result, Avalon 2021, originally scheduled for 23-28 February, will be deferred to later in 2021, with timings in November being considered. Precise dates will be announced shortly.

    “This deferral will provide certainty for partners, stakeholders, exhibitors and participants. It will also enable industry to focus on managing through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, knowing that Avalon 2021 in a November timing will confidently contribute to the regeneration of business development following the pandemic.”


    “As the centrepiece of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Centenary celebrations, Avalon 2021 will have great national and international significance. Deferring Avalon 2021 to November will ensure the event serves its purpose as a powerful promotional and industry engagement forum on the way to business recovery and as a spectacular celebration of 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force.

    “Strongly supported by the Royal Australian Air Force, the biennial Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition (Avalon) is Australia’s own signature international aviation, aerospace and defence event.

    “Organised by AMDA Foundation Ltd, it is a premium international platform for engagement between industry, Defence, government and academia and universally regarded as one of the world’s great air shows. Avalon 2021 will ‘take Australia to the world, by bringing the world to Australia’,” Honnery added. 


  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:43 PM | Jack Cameron (Administrator)

    Good afternoon, 

    The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation would like to make you aware of a range of short courses that we are funding that will help employers upskill or reskill their staff for free. 

    If staff need to upskill or reskill in order to do their job or to work in a different area, there are opportunities to:

    ·         complete a short online training course;  or

    ·         complete practical training that is being offered with reduced class sizes to comply with physical distancing rules.

    Course categories include:

    ·         Digital skills;

    ·         Practical business skills;

    ·         Emergency and disaster;

    ·         Finance skills;

    ·         Environmental studies;

    ·         Hospitality;

    ·         Health and education; and

    ·         Skills for tradies.

    We encourage you to view the list of free training courses, and ask that you provide this information to your members to consider and to share with their employees. Further courses will be listed on the web page as they become available.

    If you are aware of any essential skill set gaps or if you would like some tailored training to suit your industry and circumstances, please contact ISACNT at admin@isacnt.org.au or phone 08 7913 7500.

    Businesses who need advice on what training will benefit them can also contact ISACNT.

    Individuals who are unsure or need advice can contact the Skills Recognition Centre by emailing info@skillsrecognitioncentre.edu.au or phone 08 8946 7316 .


  • Tuesday, April 07, 2020 2:58 PM | Jack Cameron (Administrator)

    Hi All,

    Hope this email finds you well.

    Austrade has become aware of a DTEP (Developmental Test, Evaluation and Prototyping ) proposal, which may be of interest to you or relevant organisations. The proposal is outlined below, with a brief summary. The original solicitation is available in the attached document.

    Description: Developmental Test, Evaluation and Prototyping office is looking for highly innovative technologies that have the potential to provide leap-ahead capabilities against near-peer adversaries and fill gaps in critical joint mission needs no later than 2028. See below for the technologies of interest within the DoD modernization areas as well as the specified joint interest areas below.

    TRL Requirement: Technologies for consideration are expected to be at the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3 (demonstrated proof of concept) or TRL 4 (laboratory validation) stage. Prototype development for selected technologies will result in a capability at the TRL 6+ (relevant environment demonstration) level and will be dependent upon a negotiated transition agreement with an interested Service or DoD Agency, which will be sponsored by the DTEP office.

    Specifications: Should be submitted via email in a succinct single paragraph description (100 words or less in length and no bullets).

    Deadline5.00pm EDT April 30th 2020

    Note that the areas below are purposefully broad to allow companies to submit their most compelling and innovative technologies.

    DoD Modernization Areas:

    Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning

    Autonomy

    Biotechnology

    Cyber

    Directed Energy

    Fully Networked Command, Communication, and Control (FNC3)

    Hypersonics

    Microelectronics

    Quantum

    Space

    5G

    Additional joint interest areas include:

    Autonomous Close Air Support Capabilities

    Emerging Disruptive Technologies and Capabilities

    Enhanced Soldier Close Combat Lethality

    Integrated Command and Control Solutions

    Intelligent Electronic Warfare

    Operationalizing the Stratosphere

    Rapid Decision Making Tools and Systems

    Reducing the Sensor-to-Shooter Timeline

    Sensors for Time Sensitive Targeting

    Sustained Logistics in a Contested Environmen 

    Please refer to the attached document for further instructions that needs to be followed to apply.

    Companies interested in participating can submit an unclassified application to RRTO Innovation via e-mail to osd.pentagon.ousd-atl.mbx.rrto-innovation@mail.mil.

    If possible, please let myself (Meghna.john@austrade.gov.au) and Simon Fisher (simon.fisher@austrade.gov.au)  know if you, or any other organisations, plan to submit so we can explore how we can support their application.

    If you have questions please do let us know.

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:35 AM | Jack Cameron (Administrator)

    Good morning members

    I want to pass on resources that may be useful to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 virus from an strategic and financial angle.

    The tools have been developed by the professional Accounting body, CPA.

    CPA tools attached:

    • Detailed tips for small businesses on COVID 19
    • Checklist contingency plan for COVID 19
    • Potential impact worksheet for COVID19
    • CPA disaster recovery toolkit (This is broader than COVID19)

     

    I have also attached a copy of the NT Government risk assessment tool to be used for any public gatherings, even if for less than 500 people.

    Additionally, if any of your finance team members are unable to work due to the impact of COVID19 there are a number of accounting firms that are well placed to provide assistance with payroll, regulatory reporting etc, all via the use of various cloud-based technologies – something to keep in mind.

     

    NT COVID-19 Risk assessment tool- 15Mar20.docx

    CPA -checklist-covid-19-contingency-plan example.pdf

    CPA potential impact worksheet covid-19.pdf

    CPA disaster-recovery-toolkit.pdf

    CPA detailed-tips-for-small-business-on-covid-19.pdf


  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:23 AM | Jack Cameron (Administrator)

    Dear AIDN-NT Members,

    As your CEO, I participated in an important meeting that provided the finer details of the upcoming Stimulus Package for NT Business being impacted by COVID-19.  Please see the following details and my extra comments in red made during the presentation:             

    A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF MINISTER OF THE NT:

    Today I announced the NT Government’s Jobs Rescue and Recovery Plan. This is our economic response to protect Territorians from the deep economic impacts of the coronavirus.

    Our plan is all about keeping shops open, cash flowing and Territorians working.

    Today’s announcement follows the release of our first stimulus package last month – a $2 million Tourism Reliance Package to protect tourism businesses and jobs.

    Please see below my Media Release with details of today’s announcements.

    Michael Gunner

    Key messages made by Treasurer:

    • Chief Minister is part of the national Cabinet – maintaining connection to national focus
    • Local Task Group set up to meet daily to keep abreast of local impact
    • Clear Health and Economic Impact expected
    • Time limited situation – get as much support in place as possible
    • Other measures will also come out through the upcoming budget


    THE TERRITORY’S JOBS RESCUE & RECOVERY PLAN

    18 March 2020

    The Territory Labor Government will deliver a $65 million Jobs Rescue & Recovery Plan to protect Territorians from the deep economic impacts of the coronavirus.

    Our plan is all about keeping shops open, cash flowing and Territorians working.

    We acted fast by delivering Australia’s first stimulus package last month – a $2 million Tourism Resilience Plan to protect tourism businesses and jobs.

    Now we are going further to save jobs, protect businesses and keep the Territory’s economy on the road to recovery.

    The best way to protect the economy is to save local jobs, not bring in deep cuts.

    This is our second package and we are actively considering more options to support local businesses in the short-term and get Territorians spending more locally.

    Our plan’s number one focus is jobs – protecting existing jobs and creating new jobs. The experts have told us the best way to do that is to get money into the pockets of Territorians that can be spent in local businesses – so that’s exactly what we are doing.

    The Territory Labor Government will keep doing everything it can to protect Territory jobs, but we know we can’t do it alone.

    We’ve been working with industry and small business owners to develop this economic package. And we will continue to partner with the private sector and NGOs to protect Territorians as much as possible from the impacts from the coronavirus. 

    When times get tough, Territorians need to stick together and work together. That’s what we’ll keep doing.

    All measures will begin within approximately two weeks and money is expected to be spent within six months. More information can be found out: business.nt.gov.au/recovery 

     

    HELPING TERRITORY BUSINESSES AND FAMILIES

    $20 million Business Improvement Scheme

    • This is aimed at helping businesses get customers back into premises by undertaking improvements to a Territory business. All eligible businesses will receive $10,000. If the recipient also wants to put in their own $10,000, they will then get an additional $10,000 from the Government. This creates a $30,000 grant (with business pitching in $10,000 of their own money). The upgrades and purchases have to be from another Territory business. This could include buying new equipment, new shop fit-outs and physical changes to attract customers

    $5 million Business Structural Adjustment package

    • This package will assist businesses who need to physically adjust to the 100 person rule or to establish or upgrade their online presence to adjust to changing behaviours of consumption. The Chief Minister has directed public servants to personally speak with affected local businesses. All businesses can apply, but the Department will be focusing on the hospitality sector first (such as restaurants). Terms and conditions and a hotline will be released soon.

    $5 million Immediate Works Grants Package 

    • This package reintroduces the Immediate Works Grant for incorporated not-for-profit and community organisations – including clubs - to undertake repairs, renovations and upgrades to their premises/facilities. Applicants can apply for grants of up to $50,000, which will then be matched dollar-for-dollar if the organisation also puts in their own $50,000. Up to $200,000 on a dollar-for-dollar matching basis for amounts above $100,000

    Freezing Government Fees and Charges and Electricity Prices

    • All Government fees and charges – including electricity, water and car registration will be frozen (no increase due to indexation) until 1 July 2021. Electricity prices for small and medium businesses (those paying regulated tariffs) will be frozen from 1 July 2020 (no increase due to indexation) until 1 July 2021.

     $30 million Home Improvement Scheme

    • $6000 grant for Territory homeowners and landlords who also contribute $2000, and a $4000 grant with a $1000 contribution.

     

    SUPPORTING TERRITORY TOURISM

    • We are supporting our local tourism, hospitality and retail operators by encouraging Territorians to get out and explore their own backyard, with a dedicated intra-Territory campaign developed by local creatives and rolled out via local media channels.
    • The Government will also boost investment into marketing to encourage tourism as an opportunity to help disperse visitors through the Territory over the coming months, motivating Australian’s to take a self-drive trip is a great way to experience our destination.

     

    RESCUE AND RECOVERY PACKAGE PRINCIPLES

    In addition to the announced stimulus packages, the Territory Labor Government response to the coronavirus will operate, to the extent possible, under the following action principles:

    1. Our focus is on jobs NOT cuts
    2. Our approach is to work together with Territorians, the private sector, and Territory organisations - we cannot do this alone
    3. Our financial support needs to be spent, not banked
    4. Our public service will be responsive and flexible to requests for help
    5. Our contracting and procurement decisions need to be fast and fair
    6. Our employees will be encouraged to buy locally and holiday in the Territory
    7. Our sponsorship of events that have been cancelled or deferred will still be used to support that organisation’s work - as agreed/in negotiation with Government.
    8. Our employees will be encouraged to cash out their recreational leave and spend money locally

    We will work with the private sector and Territory organisations to encourage their continued contribution to our economic recovery. This includes encouraging:

    1. Banks to be more flexible in their dealings with businesses, particularly in regards to loan repayments
    2. Landlords to reduce or defer rent payments from businesses
    3. The Federal Government to defer or cease FBT on entertainment
    4. The private sector to be more flexible in their contract arrangements with each other
    5. Local governments to undertake their own stimulus packages
    6. Federal Government employees to buy in the NT and holiday in the NT
    7. Federal Government employees to cash out their recreational leave and spend money locally

     

    Quotes from Chief Minister, Michael Gunner

    “I will do whatever it takes to save jobs and protect Territorians from the impacts of the coronavirus.

    “We are investing in our people and our Territory businesses through the Business Improvement Scheme. This scheme is assisting Territorians throughout the Coronavirus crisis and beyond.

    “This spend is literally about jobs, not cuts. This is about saving people’s jobs.

    “We know we can’t stop the virus and we can’t stop the economic hit that’s coming, but we can make sure we’re still standing at the end.

    “Cuts would kill our economy and kill jobs. Now would be the worst possible time to cut. That’s why we won’t go back to cuts.

    “When times get tough, Territorians stick together.

    “Right now we need to stick together and do everything possible to protect the economy and protect jobs.”



  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:03 PM | Jack Cameron (Administrator)

     

    AIDN - Northern Territory

     

    Members Alert

     

    Dear Valued Members,

    We have the following information to share with you…...

     

    ALERT 1 – Emotional Intelligence Workshop 11 March 2020

    There is still places for this. Please book through me.

     

      ALERT 2 – Doing Business, Tendering to Defence 19th and 20th March 2020 - DARWIN

     

    ALERT 3 - Breakfast Bi-Monthly Briefing 31st March 2020

     

    ALERT 4 – Doing, Tendering and winning business in Defence 7th & 8th April - KATHERINE

    ALERT 5 – Supplier Showcase & performance Improvement Program 20th April 2020

    ALERT 6 – Marketing “Be Found, Get Known, Stay Known 14th May 2020

     

     

     

     ALERT 7- Qantas Group update on Coronavirus response

    The latest information is published on Qantas and Jetstar websites and a summary is below.  

    Here are some useful websites to keep updated and assist with providing more detail:

    www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-update-on-coronavirus-response

    https://www.qantas.com/au/en/travel-info/travel-updates/coronavirus.html#keeping-you-safe

    Network

    In response to the global spread of the virus, we have made the decision to reduce capacity on selected international routes, full details of which can be found here.

    These are short-term changes, with aircraft and flight frequencies being adjusted to better match current customer demand.

    We know changes like this will be disruptive and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to your business. Where possible, we hope to be able to offer an alternative flight via Qantas or partner airline

    and/or travel on another date.

    Qantas or your Travel Agent will contact you over the coming weeks should any of your corporate travel be affected by these network changes.

    Safety

    Safety remains our first priority and we are implementing well-developed processes for managing unprecedented situations such as those being caused by COVID-19.

    With regards to passenger and crew safety, we continue to take advice from the World Health Organisation and Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, working closely with other airlines and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to share industry information.

    It is important to note that air travel remains one of the safest forms of transport. IATA advises that the overall risk of contracting a disease from an ill person onboard through cabin air is lower than in many other confined public spaces. Our aircraft contain hospital grade, high efficiency air filters designed to extract 99.999% of dust particles and airborne contaminants. These filters refresh cabin air every three to five minutes, providing cleaner air than found in other public spaces.

    Aircraft cleaning includes disinfecting surfaces and fixtures in the cabin including tray tables and armrests and crew are trained with the latest hygiene protocols.

    As always, thank you for your ongoing support and please reach out if you have any further queries.

    Kind Regards,


  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:03 PM | Jack Cameron (Administrator)

     

    AIDN - Northern Territory

     

    Members Alert

     

    Dear Valued Members,

    We have the following information to share with you…...

     

    ALERT 1 – Emotional Intelligence Workshop 11 March 2020

    There is still places for this. Please book through me.

     

      ALERT 2 – Doing Business, Tendering to Defence 19th and 20th March 2020 - DARWIN

     

    ALERT 3 - Breakfast Bi-Monthly Briefing 31st March 2020

     

    ALERT 4 – Doing, Tendering and winning business in Defence 7th & 8th April - KATHERINE

    ALERT 5 – Supplier Showcase & performance Improvement Program 20th April 2020

    ALERT 6 – Marketing “Be Found, Get Known, Stay Known 14th May 2020

     

     

     

     ALERT 7- Qantas Group update on Coronavirus response

    The latest information is published on Qantas and Jetstar websites and a summary is below.  

    Here are some useful websites to keep updated and assist with providing more detail:

    www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-update-on-coronavirus-response

    https://www.qantas.com/au/en/travel-info/travel-updates/coronavirus.html#keeping-you-safe

    Network

    In response to the global spread of the virus, we have made the decision to reduce capacity on selected international routes, full details of which can be found here.

    These are short-term changes, with aircraft and flight frequencies being adjusted to better match current customer demand.

    We know changes like this will be disruptive and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to your business. Where possible, we hope to be able to offer an alternative flight via Qantas or partner airline

    and/or travel on another date.

    Qantas or your Travel Agent will contact you over the coming weeks should any of your corporate travel be affected by these network changes.

    Safety

    Safety remains our first priority and we are implementing well-developed processes for managing unprecedented situations such as those being caused by COVID-19.

    With regards to passenger and crew safety, we continue to take advice from the World Health Organisation and Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, working closely with other airlines and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to share industry information.

    It is important to note that air travel remains one of the safest forms of transport. IATA advises that the overall risk of contracting a disease from an ill person onboard through cabin air is lower than in many other confined public spaces. Our aircraft contain hospital grade, high efficiency air filters designed to extract 99.999% of dust particles and airborne contaminants. These filters refresh cabin air every three to five minutes, providing cleaner air than found in other public spaces.

    Aircraft cleaning includes disinfecting surfaces and fixtures in the cabin including tray tables and armrests and crew are trained with the latest hygiene protocols.

    As always, thank you for your ongoing support and please reach out if you have any further queries.

    Kind Regards,


  • Friday, March 06, 2020 10:16 AM | Jack Cameron (Administrator)


    Please find attached the latest tenders released this week. 

    LINKEDIN – CALL FOR CONTENT

    Have a good news story about your business or employees? Send it to administration@aidn.org.au along with a photo/image and it may be featured on our AIDN National (or AIDN Chapter) LinkedIn page! We love hearing about what our members are up to and would love to share your good news stories!

    Follow our AIDN National LinkedIn page here

    THE INAUGURAL WOMEN IN DEFENCE INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

     

    This year, AIDN are delighted to be an official partner of Liquid Learning's powerhouse leadership summit and are proud to offer our members a 20% discount on tickets.

     

    Have you ever wondered what makes a difference in people’s lives? Why do some people soar to great heights and some don’t?

     

    Every great leader at the top of their game started somewhere - and this is your somewhere.

     

    Please join us, along with a stellar lineup of Australia’s trailblazers, at the Inaugural Women in Defence Industry Leadership Summit 2020 to find out how to inspire others, collaborate, and lead like a pro.

     

    AIDN members receive a 20% discount, click here to purchase tickets (discount will be on check out using this link only).

     

     

    AIDN SEEKING CASE STUDIES ON SECURITY INCIDENTS

     

    AIDN has been requested to provide Case Studies (good and bad) on any security incidents they have experienced - particularly insider incidents (e.g. committed by an employee/former employee) and cyber incidents, including how the incident was resolved and any lessons learnt by you.

     

    If you would like to contribute, please email administration@aidn.org.au with a summary of the incident, resolution and lesson by 1pm 10 March 2020.

     

    AIDN is able to submit this anonymously if you wish – please advise in your response if you wish your organisation/name to be anonymous.

     

     

    AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPEACE NSW INDUSTRY ROADSHOW

     

    The NSW Government invites you to register your attendance for the Airbus Defence and Space NSW Industry Roadshow to hear about how your business can support future defence, space and communication programs in Australia.

     

    The event is open to industry, academia and start-ups and will provide Airbus with insight into local capabilities in New South Wales that can be introduced into their global supply chain.

     

    Airbus is seeking companies with the following capabilities:

    • Advanced manufacturing
    • Electronics/Electrical engineering
    • Antenna design and manufacturing
    • Mobile Terminals
    • Electrical harness
    • Software development
    • Payload development
    • Infrastructure

     

    Airbus are interested in the following projects:

    • JP9102 – Australian Defence Satcom System
    • JP9111 – Joint Command and Control
    • SEA 1442 Phase 5 – Maritime Tactical C3 Sub Program
    • DEF 799 – Enhanced Satellite ISR Capability
    • Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS)   
    • FMSC – Future Maritime Surveillance Capability
    • Zephyr – High Altitude Pseudo Satellite
    • EMAC – Enhanced Maritime Awareness Capability NZ

     

    Event details:

    Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2020

    Time: 8.30AM – 1PM

    Location: The Portside Centre | Level 5, Symantec House. 207 Kent Street SYDNEY NSW 2000

    RSVP: Please RSVP here

    CONGRACT RISK MODULE 5: ASDEFCON LIABILITY

    We are currently seeking industry nominations to attend the pilots for the new Contract Risk Module 5: ASDEFCON Liability course. The pilot courses will be held in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne as follows:

     

    • Canberra - 31 March–2 April 2020;
    • Sydney - 14–16 April 2020; and
    • Melbourne - 28-30 April 2020.

     

    The course will cover the ASDEFCON Liability framework and its key underlying concepts, the Defence Liability Risk Assessment template, and related exercises.

    Numbers on the pilots are limited. We are seeking a mix of industry and Defence attendees with some experience in liability and insurance, to foster useful feedback on the course. It is intended that industry will also be able to attend the course when it is offered as part of the standard suite of procurement and contracting professionalisation courses.

     

    Expressions of interest can be sent to procurement.asdefcon@defence.gov.au

     

     

    AIDN LANDFORCES STAND

    Landforces has sold more than 95% of their stands and our AIDN National stand is selling out quickly.

    Act now to secure your place.

    AIDN members must be current financial members now (during application) and also during 2020 for Landforces.

    The stand includes basic furniture in the pricing. Please note that those participating on the stand must have at least 2 people on the stand at all times and not leave the stand unattended.

    This is a great way to showcase your business and take advantage of the discounted pricing at Landforces! Places are strictly limited, please contact administration@aidn.org.au for further information or see the attached flyers. 

    MRO AUSTRALASIA – 10TH & 11TH MARCH 2020

    Sponsored by the Queensland Government, MRO Australasia is a two day conference attracting 200+ attendees from airlines and the MRO community to learn about the crucial issues that impact the MRO business in this region.

    The agenda will cover maintenance, repair and overhaul for all fixed wing aircraft; commercial, business, general and regional aviation and rotorcraft. 

    For inquiries contact:  Defence Jobs Queensland on 07 34527221 or Rita.Borzelleca@dsdmip.qld.gov.au or register here.

    ADM WOMEN IN DEFENCE AWARDS NOW OPEN 

    The Women In Defence Awards program celebrates talented, determined, successful women who make a positive impact in the defence business arena, as members of Defence industry, Australian Public Service (APS) or in uniform.

    Submissions can be self nominated or entered by a third part. Eligible achievements to have taken place in the 2019 calendar year.

    Entries will close at 4pm, Wednesday 8th April 2020. Enter here.

     

    ADVANCED MANUFACTURING EXPO – SYDNEY

    Advanced Manufacturing Expo heads to Sydney Showground on May 13-15 with a free-to-attend trade exhibition.  The global manufacturing industry is experiencing a transformation and Australian manufacturers are moving to adopt a more advanced business model.  To meet demand, the team at National Manufacturing Week will curate and deliver an all-new event showcasing the latest high-tech manufacturing solutions, adjoined by a world-class conference, featuring expert speakers in the industry. 

    Including 150 exhibitors, featuring cutting-edge technologies and services, across 6 product zones and 40+ expert speakers, AMX covers something for every manufacturing sector. This is your chance to join thousands of industry professionals to celebrate what Australia's manufacturing sector has accomplished and discuss the future of the industry.

    Find out more here.

    TENDERING FOR DEFENCE – DEFENCE JOBS QUEENSLAND 

    The Tendering for Defence workshop will help you better understand the complex processes involved in preparing Defence tenders. Whether you're already working in the defence industry or you're ready to ‘dip your toes in’ for the first time, this workshop is a must for you.

    The workshop will cover:

    • understanding Defence and primes
    • the nature of Defence tenders – what’s different?
    • the 3 Cs of positioning and how to prepare for Defence opportunities
    • understanding key compliance issues
    • can you win and if so, what’s your strategy?
    • presenting your case – why should Defence choose you?
    • traps to avoid.

    Register to attend one of our upcoming Tendering for Defence workshops below:

    Gladstone

    Date: Tuesday 24 March, 8.30 am-12.30 pm

    Location: Yaralla Sports Club, Gladstone

    Register here for the Gladstone event

    Townsville

    Date: Wednesday 25 March, 8.30 am-12.30 pm

    Location: Rydges Southbank, Townsville

    Register here for the Townsville event 

    Cairns

    Date: Thursday 26 March, 8.30 am-12.30 pm

    Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns

    Register here for the Cairns event 

    Tickets are $50 each including GST, booking fee and catering. These seminars will be run by Defence Jobs Queensland, in partnership with the Industry Capability Network.

    Secure your spot today using the above registration links. 

    For more information, contact us at DJQ@dsdmip.qld.gov.au.

    AIDN NSW & HUNTER DEFENCE – DEFENCE READINESS SEMINARS

    Hunter Defence and AIDN NSW (the Australian Industry & Defence Network – NSW Incorporated), are running a Defence Readiness Seminar series designed to educate, prepare, grow and mature NSW businesses who are either active in, or considering, Defence as a business opportunity.

    The Seminar Series is designed to assist  SMEs to:

    • develop sustainable organisational capabilities and competencies to meet Australian and International defence prime contractor requirements;
    • overcome identified weaknesses or shortfalls in their capabilities, competencies; or
    • when they must meet specific Defence tender requirements that require a credible response.

     

    See attached for more information.


    Defence Introduction

    2 April 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    11 June 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    $390 full day course

     

    Defence Business Development 101

    27 April 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    1 June 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    7 September 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    $390 full day course

     

    Defence Tendering 101

    29 April 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    $270 half day course

     

    Introduction to Defence ISO Standards

    21 April 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    20 July 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    $270 full day course

     

    Defence Industry Security Program

    23 June 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    10 August 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    $270 half day course

     

    Defence Legal Considerations

    21 May 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    21 September 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    $270 half day course

     

    Collaboration in Defence

    11 May 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    20 October 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    $270 half day course

     

    Defence Cyber Regulatory Controls

    4 May 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    $270 full day course

     

    Defence Export Controls

    24 August 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    $270 half day course

     

    Custodial Information Management - Internal Threat Mitigation for the Defence Supply Chain

    6 July 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    $270 full day course

     

    Advanced Defence ISO

    3 August 2020 – Newcastle book here.

    $270 full day course

     

    FORGEMASTER SEEKING AUSTRALIAN PARTNER

    AIDN NSW have been approached by a highly regarded Forgemaster from the UK.  They are looking for a potential partner in Australia where they supply their high quality forgings and the finish machining is undertaken here in Australia.  The Australian company might be interested in some form of relationship with this UK company who has supplied high quality forgings for a variety of industries around the world including Defence, the motor industry and the Nuclear industry. 

    If you are interested in this partnering opportunity can please advise Jenny Pitt (AIDN NSW) at jennypitt@aidn.org.au and see will forward your details.

     

     

    AIDN EVENTS

    AIDN NT

    LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP- EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - 11TH MARCH 2020 (OPEN EVENT)

    Time: 8.00am – 5.00pm

    Workshop Facilitator: Claire Maradani, Treeti

    Audience: Young Defence Professionals Group / AIDN-NT members / NT Industry

    Venue: Territory Room, 76 Esplanade, NADO, Development House, Darwin

    Catering: Morning Tea, Light Lunch, Afternoon Tea/Coffee and Biscuits

    Cost:      Members         $44pp

                   Non-Members $66pp

     

    MEMBER WORKSHOP SUPPLIER READINESS – DOING BUSINESS IN DEFENCE - 19TH / 20TH MARCH 2020 (OPEN EVENT)

    Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm

    Facilitator:  Deloitte Private        

    19th March - Workshop: “Marketing to Defence”

    20th March - Bid Coaching Clinic (5 x 1-hour spots only)

    Venue: TBC

    Cost:     

    Workshop and Bid Coaching $250 package

    Workshop Only $100pp

    Bid Coaching Only $200 per company (up to 3 people)

    Register for these events at www. https://www.aidnnt.org.au/

    AIDN LANDFORCES STAND

    Landforces has sold more than 95% of their stands and our AIDN National stand is selling out quickly.

    Act now to secure your place.

    AIDN members must be current financial members now (during application) and also during 2020 for Landforces.

    The stand includes basic furniture in the pricing. Please note that those participating on the stand must have at least 2 people on the stand at all times and not leave the stand unattended.

    This is a great way to showcase your business and take advantage of the discounted pricing at Landforces! Places are strictly limited, please contact administration@aidn.org.au for further information or see the attached flyers.

     

     


    DEFENCE SEMINAR SERIES_HUNTER_210220.pdf

    LF2020 - AIDN stand.pdf

    LF2020 AIDN Order Form.pdf

  • Tuesday, July 03, 2018 7:31 AM | Jack Cameron (Administrator)

    larrakeyah defence precinctLarrakeyah Defence Precinct (Image Dept of Defence) Defence Minister Marise Payne has announced the approval of a $495-million investment in new Northern Territory defence facilities as part of support for major Australian and allied operations in the region. The $495-million project will be split into a number of phases, with phase one including the $223-million base redevelopment which will include an upgrade of critical in-ground infrastructure, support on-base growth over the next 25 years and will improve the working environment for defence personnel. 1/3 “The project will enhance the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) capacity to conduct operations and exercises in the north of Australia, while providing fuel storage and refuelling capabilities to meet current and projected demands,” Minister Payne said. Phase two, will see $272 million for facilities to support naval operations in the north project and will deliver a new outer wharf to support the Royal Australian Navy's major surface combatant ships and submarines at HMAS Coonawarra. 2/3 “This investment in defence facilities will enhance support to ADF operations and maximise opportunities for local industry,” Minister Payne said. Both Larrakeyah Defence Precinct projects will be delivered by Laing O’Rourke as managing contractor, with construction works scheduled to commence in late 2018 and due for completion by mid-2023. A Local Industry Capability Plan aims to maximise opportunities for small to medium local businesses in the Northern Territory to compete for and win sub-contract work on these projects.

  • Monday, July 02, 2018 7:34 AM | Jack Cameron (Administrator)

    bae future frigate design


    Lockheed Martin congratulates BAE Systems on its SEA 5000 program win and looks forward to working with BAE to bring the world's most advanced combat system to the Royal Australian Navy. 

    Lockheed Martin Australia congratulates BAE Systems for their selection as the Future Frigate designer and builder. The Future Frigate program will deliver exceptional capability for Australia and we look forward to supporting BAE Systems to deliver this important national endeavour," said a Lockheed Martin spokesperson.

    Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) will be delivering the Aegis combat system to the Future Frigate Program. Aegis is the world's most advanced maritime warfighting capability and the world's only ballistic missile defence system in service with six navies on over 100 surface ships around the world. 

    Aegis is capable of simultaneously defending against attack from land targets, submarines and surface ships while automatically protecting the ship or wider task group from aircraft, cruise and ballistic missile threats. 

    Neale Prescott, director of business development, Lockheed Martin Australia said "it was a fantastic effort from the BAE Systems team and we at LMA look forward to continuing the collaborative relationship we have developed with BAE Systems throughout projects like F-35."  

    As demonstrated on the Hobart destroyer, from theatre and area anti-submarine, anti-surface, anti-air and strike warfare, Aegis is a critical element of Australia’s existing and future networked and integrated battlespace. Integrating Aegis into the Future Frigates ensures immediate integration into Coalition taskforces from the first arrival at an area of operations and provides growth to capabilities like Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) for whatever the future may hold.

    Since Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement in October 2017, that Aegis was selected as the Combat Management System for the Future Frigates, Lockheed Martin Australia has had plans and people ready to support the Combat Systems Integration (CSI) role if required.

    Lockheed Martin Australia can draw upon an extensive maritime combat system enterprise consisting of more than 150 engineers and technicians already working in the maritime domain. The company has invested several million dollars in training Australian engineers and technicians on Aegis. This training has resulted in high value transfer of technology and skills and enabling Australian industry to perform Aegis integration, test and sustainment.

    As the original equipment manufacturers of Aegis, LMA believes they are well placed to partner with BAE Systems for the CSI. 

    The proposed Australian Industry Capability (AIC) Component for a Lockheed Martin Australia-led Aegis CSI effort would exceed 90 per cent.

    "Lockheed Martin Australia will work with BAE as the shipbuilder to optimise the position of the system within the ship and has done so with various surface ships around the world. We are looking forward to working closely with BAE as well as Saab Australia and CEA Technologies to deliver a highly capable surface combatant for the Australian Navy," said Prescott. 

    "Lockheed Martin and Saab have a strong relationship in Australia and globally. Lockheed Martin Australia has worked together with CEA Technologies for over three years on the future frigates, we are working together on the Future Submarine CSI and we have been working together for over 12 years on surface combat system programs in Canada."

    Mr Prescott noted the great opportunity for Australian and Canadian industrial collaboration and co-operation in the near future as Canada draws closer to deciding the winner of it's own surface combatant programme, called CMS 330 which could see a Type 26 Global Combat Ship fitted with a Lockheed Martin combat system.

    "BAE has brought a very capable class of surface ships to the table and we at Lockheed Martin can't wait to get working on them with BAE and our other industry partners in the very near future," Mr Prescott said. 


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