Getting on with the job: Collaboration
DMTC’s strong focus on enhancing capability for the Defence Force continues to be backed by a commitment to build Australian industrial capacity, and underpinned by best-of-breed Australian research expertise.
For us, this is what achieving ‘capability through collaboration’ is all about, and these partnerships are central to all of the success stories in this report.
Established in 2016, the Defence Innovation Hub is a key part of the new, end-to-end pipeline for innovation and technology development in Defence. DMTC is proud to be a partner with the Innovation Hub, the core principles of which align so well to those we have developed over recent years.
DMTC’s view is that, no matter how innovative a technology may be, its ultimate utility in a Defence context can only be fully realised by maintaining the war-fighter at the centre of considerations. In our view, there is simply no other way to approach our work. We are pleased to work with Defence to play our part in realising the objectives of the Innovation Hub, the Force Design Division and other new policy and organisational initiatives.
Through engaging with our Defence customer and understanding Defence’s priorities, we can align our efforts in advancing technologies for adoption by Australian industry.
DMTC works hard on its engagement with industry and research partners, and we continue to reach out to the multinational primes who have a pivotal role in putting Australia’s defence sector on the global map. The international leadership and experience injected by these major Defence primes is critical to the ongoing relevance and alignment of DMTC’s activities. I have been delighted with the proactive approach taken by industry over the past year and we look forward to playing our role in delivering on the confidence placed in us.
I am incredibly proud of each and every member of the DMTC team, for the way they go about their business as much as for the successes we have achieved.
Mark Hodge – CEO, DMTC