A team working to improve missile defence for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has, for the second time, claimed the major title in the Australian Defence Magazine (ADM) Team of the Year Awards.
The 2014 Awards, announced last night in Canberra, recognise outstanding teamwork and project management across the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) and industry.
Defence Minister Senator David Johnston and the Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert MP, congratulated the successful Defence and industry teams.
“Working in Defence and industry often goes unacknowledged, and the ADM Awards provide us with an opportune moment to recognise and celebrate hard work and success,” Senator Johnston said.
“These successful Defence and industry teams have proven their outstanding project management skills and the value of government and industry collaboration and perseverance.”
The Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) project office in conjunction with BAE Systems, Saab Systems and CEA Technologies won the Essington Lewis Trophy for the Major Company/DMO Project Team of the Year.
Senator Johnston explained just how far this project has come.
“ASMD was once a project of concern, but now it is living proof of what Australian industry and Defence can do in high technology areas when they work together effectively,” Minister Johnston said.
“It is a great pleasure to acknowledge all involved in this highly successful program.”
Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert acknowledged the efforts of the DMO and industry teams.
“Their tireless efforts have also helped to ensure our serving men and women have the equipment they need, when they need it, to do their jobs,” Mr Robert said.
2014 ADM Award winners are:
Major Company/DMO Project Team of the Year / Essington Lewis Trophy for the Major Company/DMO Project Team of the Year.
Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) project office in conjunction with BAE Systems, Saab Systems and CEA Technologies
Outstanding Achievement in Rapid Acquisition / Essington Lewis Trophy for Excellence in Collaboration between a SME and the DMO
The DMO’s Patrol-based Persistent Surveillance Systems Project Team and Rockwell Collins Australia
Outstanding Achievement in Major Acquisition
The DMO’s Land 121 Phase 3A project team and Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific
Outstanding Achievement in Minor Project
The DMO’s AMP002.12 Project Team and Thales Australia
Outstanding Achievement in Sustainment and Logistic Support
The DMO’s Anzac Systems Program Office and Naval Ship Management Australia
Congratulating the winners and finalists, the DMO’s Chief Executive Officer, Warren King, said the ADM Awards are a great opportunity to reflect on the hard work and success of Defence and industry.
“These successful projects are sound examples of the dedication of Defence and industry personnel and the critical contribution we make to the Australian Defence Force,” Mr King said.
Mark Dodd (Minister Johnston's Office) 0477 389 560
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