JSF Conference held for industry and researchers

The Fourth Australian JSF Advanced Technology & Innovation Conference will be held from the 3rd to the 5th of May 2010.

The conference will interest members from industry and research sectors who have a generic interest in the potential development and exploitation of new and advanced Australian technology that may have potential application to JSF. It is also a forum for industry and researchers to identify shortcomings and new capabilities required to present a more competitive package of opportunities.

The Conference is to be formally opened by The Hon. Greg Combet AM MP, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science.

The first two days will be held at Hilton On The Park, Melbourne, in a formal conference format focused on advanced technology relevant to JSF.

The third day, Wednesday 5 May, will be sponsored by the Victoria Department of Innovation, Industry & Regional Development, and will be in the form of Industry Technology Workshops that address specialist industry areas and how best to provide a focus for JSF activities at the national level.

In an invitation to interested parties, Air Vice-Marshal J.P.Harvey, Program Manager for New Air Combat Capability, said the Conference aimed to build on the success of the three earlier Conferences and the strong ongoing support from Australian industry and R&D organisations.

“This year we plan to build on our theme of ‘Advanced technology for a future JSF’ to extend to ‘From ore in the Ground to Parts on the Aeroplane’.

“A key objective of the Australian Government in joining the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Project is to achieve a significant involvement by Australian industry and research organisations throughout the production life of the JSF Program.

“To that end, and with the objective of better positioning Australian industry and research organisations to be able to engage in the JSF Follow-On Development and Sustainment programs, the New Air Combat Capability (NACC) Project has been working to identify a national R&D base which we believe will be needed to support long term involvement in future JSF development activities.

“The Australian JSF Advanced Technology and Innovation Conference is a key part of this initiative.” The Conference will encompass national and international perspectives and include advanced technology presentations from Australian industry, universities and other R&D organisations.

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Posted by DMTC on February 24th, 2010