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Sovereign capability definition debate ongoing

Posted by dtcadmin on  October 30, 2017
Category: Old Industry News
As the defence industry awaits the release of the government’s sovereign industrial capability plan, a key industry body has put forward its ideal definition of sovereign capability for the defence industry. Speaking at a recent Senate hearing, CEO of the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) Margot Forster has outlined what the DTC hopes to see emphasised in the upcoming plan. “The Defence Teaming Centre suggests that we should define sovereign capability as ‘the ability to design,
defence teaming centre Australian industry capability membership organisation submarine COLLINS CLASS
The highly contentious issue of local industry content percentages in the SEA 1000 Future Submarine Program shows few signs of easing, and key defence organisations have put the call out for a new approach to addressing the broader issue of achieving sovereign capabilities for Australia. Defence Connect has reported extensively on Sean Costello’s, the former chief executive of Naval Group Australia (formerly DCNS Australia), and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne’s statements of achieving a 90
The Australian defence industry today welcomed the announcement of the Defence Innovation Partnership as an important step in strengthening collaboration between government, industry and academia that will facilitate research and development partnerships and boost Australia’s defence capabilities. Defence Teaming Centre CEO, Margot Forster said the new Partnership between South Australia’s three universities, the Defence Science and Technology Group and both State and Federal Governments, represents a significant new level of cooperation that will be positive for
The Australian defence industry has today welcomed an agreement signed overnight between four leading French graduate schools and Flinders University.  This represents an important step in strengthening local capabilities for the Future Submarines program and other defence programs. Defence Teaming Centre CEO, Margot Forster, said with this agreement, Flinders is further strengthening its position in maritime engineering and will also build on its relationship with the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania. This is great news
South Australia’s peak defence industry body has announced it’s newly appointed CEO in a move that will foster closer cooperation between industry and Defence, and heralds a strong new era for the defence industry. New CEO Margot Forster will be instrumental in building stronger ties between industry and Defence, and will make sure the industry develops a deeper understanding of the strategic requirements of the Defence Force. Ms Forster, a distinguished member of the Australian