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1 Australian Defence Perspectives Partnerships and Collaborations Aurelio Azpiazu Defence Industry Advisor Defence Industry Advisor Embassy of Australia 1601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC USA

2 Australian Defence Perspectives Topics: Perspective on Defence Industry in Australia Perspective on Defence Industry in Australia  How AUS DoD acquires defence equipment and support  The 10 year Defence Capability Plan (DCP) What it Acquires What it Acquires  Almost anything a defence force needs- $ ~10 Billion Average  Real examples - The Air Warfare Destroyer $~6 Billion US Industry Visits to AUS US Industry Visits to AUS Partnership Opportunities with US and AUS firm Partnership Opportunities with US and AUS firm

3 Defence Materiel Organisation Structure Government OrganisationGovernment Organisation A “Prescribed Agency” – greater autonomy and commercial business accountabilityA “Prescribed Agency” – greater autonomy and commercial business accountability Works with Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)Works with Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Sources about half of equipment from USASources about half of equipment from USA A Dedicated Industry DivisionA Dedicated Industry Division Periodic Strategic Sector Plans Periodic Strategic Sector Plans Defence Related FundingDefence Related Funding Defence (funded) $us12B (+/-2% of GDP)Defence (funded) $us12B (+/-2% of GDP)

4 6,200 employees 6,200 employees 50+ locations in States, Territories & Overseas 50+ locations in States, Territories & Overseas ADF: Navy – 13000, Army – 26000, Air Force ADF: Navy – 13000, Army – 26000, Air Force Develops solutions based on requirements approved by Govt in two stages (Capability Development Group manages this) Develops solutions based on requirements approved by Govt in two stages (Capability Development Group manages this) Defined Contracting Strategies (mostly firm fixed price through a prime contractor) Defined Contracting Strategies (mostly firm fixed price through a prime contractor) The Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO)

5 Australian Contracting Structured Process Structured Process Ethical and Legal Constraints Apply (no – brown paper bags) Ethical and Legal Constraints Apply (no – brown paper bags) Similar to US process, but not as political Similar to US process, but not as political Open results Open results Qualified Bidders Qualified Bidders –Defence Registered Supplier Scheme –Previous History (most have Company Scorecards – measures performance across all Defence contracts) US Procurements US Procurements

6 Some Examples of Demonstrated Skills Research themes Detection and Estimation Detection and Estimation Tracking, data association Tracking, data association Inverse Problems Inverse Problems Adaptive Signal Processing Adaptive Signal Processing Array Processing Array Processing Image processing Image processing Fusion and Bayesian Techniques Fusion and Bayesian Techniques Neural Networks Neural Networks Classification & Association Classification & Association Statistical Signal Processing Statistical Signal Processing HF antennas HF antennas Research programs Distributed Sensor and Information Systems Distributed Sensor and Information Systems Sensor Signal Processing Sensor Signal Processing Mining Sensors Mining Sensors Image Analysis Image Analysis Area surveillance Area surveillance

7 A Few Examples of Defence Projects Radar.High resolution imagery analysis Radar.High resolution imagery analysis Surface-wave radar Airborne Early Warning Ship classification using low-resolution radar Tracking and fusion ImageryShape estimation using stereo ImageryShape estimation using stereo Multiple/distributed sensors Multiple/distributed sensorsFusion Optimal processing Other sensorsUnattended ground sensors Other sensorsUnattended ground sensors Imaging of sea mines Landmine detection GPSRobust operations GPSRobust operations

8 Team Australia- AUSA Firms were part of this team 11 Firms were part of this team Others participate in different fora and expos Others participate in different fora and expos Diverse, creative and elegant products Diverse, creative and elegant products 5 examples not here today. 5 examples not here today.

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10 Personal Hydrator- Non-saltwater version

11 AquaPlus- Vehicle Personnel Hydrator- Saltwater Compatible

12 Battlefield EW Target Simulator Electronic Warfare Patent Pending © Compucat Research Pty Ltd 2004 Compucat’s Battlefield EW Target Simulator (BEWTS) is a small, lightweight, low powered unit that meets the operational and training needs of an up to date fighting force. With a low acquisition cost it could be considered to be expendable in certain field situations. BEWTS can be pre-programmed to provide EW operators and trainers with a:. Radio Frequency (RF) Target Simulator. Training tool. Calibration tool. An Imitative Electronic Deception capability; and. Low Power Communications Jamming (unattended nuisance jamming). BEWTS Applications. Provision of realistic training tool for Communications Intercept Operator Training;. Calibration of equipment such as EW Direction Finders (DF);. Replay of any language over the air for realistic mission simulation;. Multiple choice of transmission types for variation in training; and. Realistic simulation of various types of RF Jammers.

13 Participants PM-Soldier Warrior (Land Warrior Program), US Army PD LAND 125 Soldier Combat System (Wundurra), Australian DoD PNV Pty Ltd, Australian company General Dynamics – Decision Systems, US company Technology Array of miniature acoustic detectors integrated into the LW soldier system to detect, locate and classify threats, including small arms, mortar, and artillery fire and land and air vehicles. Objectives Develop acoustic detection system for incorporation into LW soldier system Comments CW Funding Requested: $2.57M (FY05) + $1.93M (FY06) + $1.38M (FY07) = $5.88M Total Funding: $9.93M Schedule: 36 months from Project start Procurement Potential: Can be incorporated in LW program & fielded as part of the soldier system. Milestone C- 3Q06. Coalition Warfare – Land Warrior Acoustic Detection Sub-System System Concept Miniaturized microphones on helmet/body Power supply (from LW battery) Miniature (wearable) processor & display (from LW) Integration into LW Soldier System

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15 Contact Information: Marine Equipment International P/LPO Box 53 MILPERRA, NSW, 2214AustraliaPh: Fax Date: June 2007 What is the Product A modular Sleeping Berth that allows the occupant to both lay down for sleep/rest and to sit up at a workstation. When used to sit up the occupant can access a private workstation including a computer. Computer can be used to access ships LAN (thus daily orders and training modules can be posted), Internet access and usual computer operations. Product is available in two and three tier arrangements. Product Status It is available now for immediate delivery Currently in use by Australian Navy with additional forward orders due to high degree of sailor satisfaction. A full range of ship board furniture has been designed and is available to complement Sit Up Berth arrangement. Pertinent Information Built to Mil Spec quality as required by Navy Delivered in kit form and is very simple to install Provides 40% more storage space for each bunk occupant for the same footprint of common sleeping berths Quality inner spring mattress Can be provided in either Steel or Aluminium Current Australian Design Registration in place Current International Patent Pending

16 For Additional discussions on Partnerships and Collaborations Aurelio Azpiazu Defence Industry Adviser Embassy of Australia 1601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC USA


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