DMTC highlights innovation case studies at ADM 2010

Dr Mark Hodge, DMTC CEO has showcased innovation case studies in defence industry at the Australian Defence Magazine Congress in Canberra today.

DMTC develops new materials and manufacturing technologies across air platforms, maritime platforms, propulsion systems and armour applications to enhance the future operations, readiness and sustainment of the Australian Defence Force.

The annual ADM Congress has evolved into a pivotal event in the Defence calendar, bringing together senior officials from all areas of the Australian Defence Force, Defence Materiel Organisation and defence industry.

Dr Hodge was part of a Panel of experts that included representatives from Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation (RPDE), the Defence Industry Innovation Centre (DIIC) and Australian Defence Apparel (ADA).  

Dr Hodge and other Panel members highlighted the opportunities for industry to utilise DMTC and DIIC to leverage their R&D activities and provide a mechanism for linking up a range of Defence policy initiatives including cooperative research centre activities, Defence Science & Technology Organisation’s (DSTO’s) Corporate Enabling Research Program (CERP) and the Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program. 

Using a new armour development activity as a case study, ADA commented that its involvement with DMTC and DIIC has allowed it to leverage its activities by a factor of four or higher, further noting it would have had great difficulty pursuing its corporate technology development objectives without its interactions through DMTC and DIIC.

Attracting over 250 delegates each year, ADM2010 will once more provide a valuable channel for communication between the players shaping the future of Australia’s defence and industry environment. The Australian Defence Magazine Congress was held at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra from 23 to 24 February 2010.

Posted by DMTC on February 24th, 2010