The Avalon International Airshow is fast approaching. Held every two years, the airshow showcases Australian aerospace industry with flying demonstrations and an extensive static exhibition space. The displays are both miltary and commercial, however the Defence presence is quite prominent. As such, with all the key players in attendance, these conferences and exhibitions are a great opportunity for the Department of Defence to hold industry briefs or one on one meetings with potential industry partners on upcoming procurements.
The following notices have been issued regarding upcoming Defence procurements and would be worth attending both to hear the information provided and to get a feel of potential competition or collaboration opportunities.
– SEA 129 Phase 5 Maritime Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems: Defence will be holding an industry brief on the 26 Feb 19 as part of the open afternoon session of the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) Conference. As such no registration is required for this briefing.
– LAND 200 Phase 3 Battlefield Command Systems: A Request for Information (RFI) is currently open for this procurement, closing 12 Mar 19. Defence will be holding one on one sessions at Avalon from 26 Feb – 3 Mar 19 for any company that wishes to discuss the RFI. Requests for meetings need to be submitted in writing.
– JP9347 Phase 1 Multi-tactical data link Network: A RFI is currently open for this procurement, closing 22 Mar 19. Defence will be holding an industry briefing on the 25 Feb 19, as well as providing the opportunity for one on one meetings on the 26 Feb 19. Note that while these session are being held during the Avalon Airshow, they are being run offsite at the Novotel Geelong. Registration is required by 20 Feb for one on one meetings, and a Non Disclosure Agreement is required to be signed and submitted to access Operational Concept Documents.