25 Mar 19. IPE 2019 to showcase Australian defence industry capability. Capabilities and services such as Thales Australia’s Bushmaster and Hawkei vehicles will get the chance to be showcased on an international stage during Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE) 2019. It marks the first time an industry activity will take place as part of the port visit program.
IPE is a major regional engagement activity for the Australian Defence Force, with Minister for Defence Industry Linda Reynolds saying the activities deliver “the promise of the 2016 Defence White Paper to strengthen Australia’s engagement and partnerships with regional security forces”.
Minister Reynolds confirmed IPE would include industry displays on board HMAS Canberra during visits to Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia.
“I recently had the honour of launching IPE 2019, the third iteration of this activity, as it commenced with the departure of HMA Ships Canberra, Success, Newcastle, and Parramatta from Fremantle in Western Australia,” Minister Reynolds said.
“The exhibitions that will occur during port visits throughout the region will provide a unique opportunity for Australian defence industry to promote their capabilities and services to the region.
“The Australian government is committed to supporting Australian small and medium enterprises in defence industry to achieve global export success.”
Reynolds added that “the capabilities on show will showcase a broad range of areas, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief”.
The Australian Defence Export Office has arranged the capabilities and services put on display, including the Bushmaster and Hawkei, as well as Aspen Medical’s support services. (Source: Defence Connect)
22 Mar 19. Calling all SMEs The Special Projects Programme Delivery Group at DE&S are hosting an Industry Day as part of the Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) and want to hear from interested small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs). The day, on July 16, 2019, provides the opportunity to hear about the vision and future programme of work, with the Joint Forces Command Special Projects capability sponsor and delivery teams from DE&S presenting their specialist portfolios and running a range of smaller breakout sessions to discuss their work in more detail. Ian Smith, Head of the Special Projects Programme Delivery Group at DE&S, said: “We’re always looking to find the latest innovations in technology and procurement to apply to equipment for our specialist users – this industry day is our way of exploring new possibilities and finding new SME suppliers to bring on board.” For more information and to register your interest, visit www.3cdse.co.uk. (Source: U.K. MoD desider)