June 2, 2021
AAUS Unmanned Systems in Defence Conference
Organised in association with AMDA Foundation, the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems conference at Land Forces 2021 (www.landforces.com.au) will attract Defence, Industry & Academia from around the world to present, promote and discuss unmanned technologies.
AAUS events are focused on broadening professional relationships amongst members and key industry end users. Our events are strongly supported by key Defence personnel and there will be opportunities to meet with them during the conference and at the conference dinner.
The objective of the AAUS Unmanned Systems in Defence conference is to promote engagement between defence and defence industry, on the highly evolving use of autonomy and unmanned systems for defence applications.
Held in conjunction with Land Forces 2021
Date: June 2, 2021
Time: 9am to 4pm
Registration: This event will be open to all LAND FORCES trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, registration fees apply. Registration will open at a later date.
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
The themes will cover:
- Updates on ADF Programs involving unmanned systems in land, sea and air domains.
- Emerging unmanned system technology relevant to these Defence programs.
- Manned – Unmanned system teaming.
- Innovation and R&D on novel unmanned systems relevant to defence.
- Operational perspectives gained from the use of unmanned systems in a defence setting.
- Safety and regulatory considerations for the use of autonomous systems
Wednesday June 2, 2021
|0900||Reece Clothier (AAUS)||Welcome|
|0905||LTCOL Rod Lang (Australian Army)||Army Program Update|
|0930||Andrew Kirby (Navy Capability Division)||Navy RAS-AI|
|0955||WGCDR Scott Barter (Royal Australian Air Force)||Air Force Program Update|
|1020||Morning Tea Break (catered)|
|1050||Associate Prof Simon Ng (TAS DCRC)||Trusted Autonomous Systems: Disruptive Innovation through “smart, small and many”|
|1115||Dr Terry Martin (Revolution Aerospace)||Bringing mass to the modern battlespace: How UAVs will impact the modern world of ISREW|
|1140||Jack Kormas (Textron Systems Australia)||TBC|
|1205||Michael Creagh (Skyborne Technologies)||Development of an Armed SUAS - Cerberus GL|
|1230||Andrew Duggan (Insitu Pacific)||Autonomy and One to Many Control – future options for Army RPAS|
|1255||Adrian Dudok (Skyborne Technologies)||Weaponised UAS Testing in Australia|
|1320||Lunch Break (catered)|
|1410||Jim Bethell (Swan Drone Services)||Maritime Drone Searching|
|1435||Ryan Hodson (Defence)||Spectrum Outlook for UxS and C-UxS|
|1500||Branden Fipps (BAE Systems)||Collaborating with Army to shape the future of Land Autonomy|
|1525||Timothy Broomhead (BAE Systems)||Advancing Sovereign Autonomous
Capability through Machine understanding and Decision making
|1550||Jim Parkes (Qinetiq)||The Queensland Flight Test Range|
Registration for the AAUS Unmanned Systems in Defence conference is now open via the official Land Forces website. You can register for this event as part of registering for the Land Forces 2021 Expo.
- AAUS Member: $295
- Defence / Government: $295
- Industry (non-member): $345
All pricing inclusive of GST
What’s Included in your Registration?
- Access to speaker presentations post event.
- Conference catering (Morning Tea, Barrista Coffee and Lunch)
- 2 hour AAUS Conference Networking Function (on evening of June 2, 2021)
Conference Networking Function Details
Join us after the conference for a relaxed evening overlooking the beach front.
- Southbank Beer Garden (7 minute walk from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre).
- Smokehouse BBQ station and beverages provided.
- 6pm – 8pm
- Smart casual dress code
Sponsorship opportunities for the AAUS Unmanned Systems in Defence conference are now available.
About Land Forces 2021
Presented with support from the Australian Army, the biennial LAND FORCES exposition is an international industry event to showcase equipment, technology and services for the armies of Australia and the Indo-Asia-Pacific.
The 2018 event set new records, with more than 15,000 attendances across its three days, including 624 participating companies from 26 countries and 74 defence trade and industry delegations from 36 countries. The event also hosted 21 associated conferences, seminars and symposia.
“The LAND FORCES Exposition is an event of national, regional and international significance,” said Ian Honnery, Chief Executive of Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited.
“It is the region’s premier platform for engagement and exchange of ideas between Army, Defence, Government, academia and industry.