The Australian Army hosted its sixth Innovation Day at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra today, with defence industry specialists pitching their ideas in a shark-tank style forum to Army and Defence Industry Hub officials.
Minster for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, said Army Innovation Day was an opportunity for industry to present novel capability options that can shape Army’s approach to challenges in the land combat environment.
“This year’s theme, network assurance, will ensure the Army’s communication networks are more resilient, agile and protected against adversaries,” Minister Price said.
“Australia’s defence industry is a source of strength for the Army. In addition to the companies pitching technology for this year’s exhibition, several companies are also showcasing past Army Innovation Day success stories.
“It is really exciting that some of the new technologies on display today may be trialled by soldiers in the field over the next 12 months.”
Army Innovation Day is a joint venture between Army and the Defence Innovation Hub, with selected companies showcasing a range of the latest technological advancements on this year’s theme.
Army Innovation Day imagery is available at: http://images.defence.gov.au/S20192191.