Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Local university praised for contribution to defence

deakin university
Deakin University waterfront campus

Deakin University in Victoria has been highlighted as a major player in developing the Geelong region’s defence and other manufacturing capabilities.

CEO of Geelong Chamber of Commerce Bernadette Uzelac told Defence Connect that the research and development capabilities for manufacturing in the region can be attributed to the Geelong university.

Advertisement
Advertisement

"Our manufacturing sector has really morphed into advanced and high-tech,” said Uzelac. “Deakin University is very much part of that, driving a lot of the R&D in that sector."

Referring to the various aircraft at Avalon Airshow 2017, including the Joint Strike Fighter planes, Uzelac said that Deakin University has greatly contributed to the future of the Australian defence and manufacturing industry.

"With the work that Deakin University is doing, this is really keeping it real," Uzelac said.

"We've got the jets with us right now. Deakin University has played a major role in nurturing and commercialising some of that technology. Carbon Revolution is one of those. They're doing a lot of work in haptics.

SPONSORED CONTENT

 

"They are all of those sorts of areas which are going to be absolutely so critical to our defence capability into the future."

Deakin University is a public university with over 50,000 students, as of 2014.

In September 2016, Deakin entered a partnership with RCR, one of Australia’s leading disciplinary infrastructure and engineering firms, for the development of a world-first robotics-driven target system, for use by armed forces in training to enable better accuracy.

The research engineers behind the unique technology, dubbed the OzBot Raider, presented the system to the Australian Army in October last year.

The university aimed to strengthen its ongoing relationship with the Australian Defence Force by appointing Professor Saeid Nahavandi as the nation’s first pro-vice-chancellor for defence technologies.

Professor Nahavandi said his focus would be to lead projects to bring together the Australian Defence Force, defence industry representatives and academics, to deliver sustainable contributions in the defence and security domains.

"My role will be to build on the key part Deakin has played in Defence development for more than three decades, which began with the post-graduate accreditation of Australian Army's Command and Staff College courses in the 1980s," he said.

 

Local university praised for contribution to defence
Deakin-University.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

more from defence connect

Jocko Willink
Dec 12 2019
PODCAST: Extreme ownership – John Gretton “Jocko” Willink
John Gretton “Jocko” Willink is a retired US Navy SEAL officer, highly rated podcast host, estab...
Dec 12 2019
On Point: It’s time for a national security strategy
Major General Jim Molan has called for Australia to implement a tailor-made strategy for defence and...
Dec 12 2019
At-sea nuclear deterrent submarines top priority for US Navy
As Russia, China and the UK all embark on a modernisation of the seaborne leg of their nuclear arsen...
FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network