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New Virtual Strategic Asset Management for Defence Forum - Registrations Open

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The Asset Management Council is delighted to announce the launch of its Virtual Strategic Asset Management for Defence Forum, taking place on Tuesday 28 July 2020, bringing together industry thought leaders and asset managers committed to improving effective asset management across Australia's defence sector.

It's the ideal opportunity to connect with and hear from expert thought leaders for sharing & learning designed to tackle the challenges of:

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Good news for Australian Military training facility


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


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


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


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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