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Land Forces 2018 Focus on Protection

Land Forces 2018 Future Force: Protection Symposium


With the lethality of modern weapons and the proliferation of unconventional weapons such as Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) greater protection is required for both front-line troops and rear-echelon personnel.


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Land Forces 2018, starting today, has a special treat: The Land Forces 2018 Future Force: Protection Symposium, starting 6 September, will provide a forum for discussion on the operational and technical challenges facing protection of defence forces in the future, on both the conventional battlefield and in Counter Insurgency (COIN) campaigns.

With a Keynote address from Major General Paul McLachlan AM, CSC, Commander 1st Division, Australian Army, the Thursday 6 September morning symposium will explore the roles that situational awareness, Artificial Intelligence and enhanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems may play in protecting a deployed force and civilian population.

A panel discussion will feature Northrop Grumman Australia CEO Ian Irving, Australian Defence Apparel CEO Matt Graham, Rheinmetall Defence Global Head of Vehicle Systems Ben Hudson and Qinetiq Australia’s Peter Clay, and will be moderated by Andrew Fullgrabe, Director of the Defence Innovation Partnership.

Organised by Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited and sponsored by Northrop Grumman, this FREE symposium will address emergent threats, emergent technologies and the enduring and joint Defence/Industry construct required to respond rapidly to these threats by harnessing and applying technology in an efficient and affordable way.

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