Event | Future Land Force Conference 2016
Researchers were on hand at the impressive DST Group stand throughout the Future Land Force Conference (FLFC) 2016 and the Land Forces 2016 exposition held concurrently in Adelaide in September.
The conference provided a unique opportunity for leading Army officers, Defence researchers, industry professionals and academics to focus on delivering the best possible outcomes to our land force through science, technology and innovation.
Visiting the DST stand, Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne was impressed by the capability of EAGLE, a novel, eye-safe, laser based attention gaining device, while Chief of Army LTGEN Angus Campbell inspected the Harlequin communication system planning tool and SCADS data-ferrying system.
Other technologies demonstrated on the DST exhibition stand included REDWING, a suite of low-cost counter-IED devices developed by DST and now in service in Afghanistan; the Ox non-rigid exoskeleton designed to reduce the load carried by soldiers; digital human modelling to inform ADF decision making for future vehicle design and acquisition; rocket booster technology, and a virtual reality combat vehicle simulator.
During Land Forces 2016, a number of DST staff also pitched their unique technologies to audiences in the Innovation Pitchfest and at an Industry breakfast hosted by Chief Defence Scientist Alex Zelinsky.
DST’s presence at Land Forces 2016 provided the opportunity for researchers and business managers to connect, engage and network with the Defence community, while reaffirming the organisation’s vital role in developing innovative concepts and solutions and supporting the effective integration of new systems and technologies for Australia’s future Defence and national security capability.
See the Future Land Force Conference 2016 website for more information.