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) attracted over 250 delegates from Defence, Industry & Academia to  present, promote and discuss un-crewed technologies.

Details

Held in conjunction with Land Forces 2021 

Date: June 2, 2021 

Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Conference Themes

The themes covered:

  • 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

Program

TImePresenterDescription
1000Reece Clothier (AAUS)Welcome
1010LTCOL Rod Lang (Australian Army)Army Program Update
1035Andrew Kirby (Navy Capability Division)Navy RAS-AI
1100WGCDR Scott Barter (Royal Australian Air Force)Air Force Program Update
1125Dr Terry Martin (Revolution Aerospace)Bringing mass to the modern battlespace: How UAVs will impact the modern world of ISREW
1150Michael Creagh (Skyborne Technologies)Development of an Armed SUAS - Cerberus GL
1215Lunch Break (catered)
1305Associate Prof Simon Ng (TAS DCRC)Trusted Autonomous Systems: Disruptive Innovation through “smart, small and many”
1330Jack Kormas (Textron Systems Australia)Bringing Australian SME's into the international Textron UAS supply chain
1355Andrew Duggan (Insitu Pacific)Autonomy and One to Many Control – future options for Army RPAS
1420Adrian Dudok (Skyborne Technologies)Weaponised UAS Testing in Australia
1445Jim Bethell (Swan Drone Services)Maritime Drone Searching
1510Afternoon Tea Break (catered)
1535Ryan Hodson (Defence)Spectrum Outlook for UxS and C-UxS
1600John Shipp (BAE Systems)Collaborating with Army to shape the future of Land Autonomy
1625Jessica Formica (BAE Systems)Advancing Sovereign Autonomous
Capability through Machine understanding and Decision making
1650Jim Parkes (Qinetiq)The Queensland Flight Test Range
1715Conference End

Presentations

Army Program Update – LTCOL Rod Lang (Australian Army)

Navy RAS-AI Andrew Kirby (Navy Capability Division)

Air Force Program Update – WGCDR Scott Barter

Bringing mass to the modern battlespace: How UAVs will impact the modern world of ISREW – Dr Terry Martin (Revolution Aerospace)

Development of an Armed SUAS – Cerberus GL – Michael Creagh (Skyborne Technologies)

Trusted Autonomous Systems: Disruptive Innovation through “smart, small and many” – Dr Simon Ng (TAS DCRC)

Bringing Australian SME’s into the international Textron UAS supply chain – Jack Kormas (Textron Systems Australia)

Weaponised UAS Testing in Australia – Adrian Dudok (Skyborne Technologies)

Maritime Drone Searching – Jim Bethell (Swan Drone Services)

Spectrum Outlook for UxS and C-UxS – Ryan Hodson (Defence)

Collaborating with Army to shape the future of Land Autonomy – John Shipp (BAE Systems)

Advancing Sovereign Autonomous Capability through Machine understanding and Decision making – Jessica Formica (BAE Systems)

The Queensland Flight Test Range – Jim Parkes (Qinetiq)

Additional Information for Industry

Defence representatives at the Land Forces 2021 AAUS Conference took an action to circulate the 2020 CASG Air Domain Australian Industry Strategy for the info of the AAUS industry.

Please find it located here:

2020 CASG Air Domain Australian Industry Strategy

Acknowledgements

AAUS thanks conference sponsors, speakers and delegates for supporting the event.

We also thank AMDA Foundation for its ongoing support of AAUS.

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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.

Land Forces website

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