The Australian Army, in collaboration with the Defence Innovation Hub, has sought innovative proposals for Army Innovation Day (AID) 2020, with submissions to close on 27 February 2020.
The Department of Defence via the Defence Innovation Hub (Defence) has sought innovation proposals that will assist Defence to enhance the Land Force Support System (LFSS) capabilities to ‘sense and respond’.
Army’s Contribution to Defence Strategy describes how Army’s teams contribute to the achievement of Strategic Defence Objectives for a safe, secure and prosperous Australia.
Army’s teams have always adapted to new challenges but are now experiencing changes to the character of warfare at a rate faster than many of Army’s processes and structures were designed for.
This year’s theme is Enhanced Land Force Support System.
Army is looking for innovations that can advance and enhance the LFSS capabilities through ‘sense and respond’ technologies in the following areas:
- Bulk commodity visibility;
- Personnel/patient tracking; and
- Deployed principal item management.
Army has termed this Accelerated Warfare. Accelerated Warfare focuses our thinking on how we prepare for accelerated change, for operations today and into the future.
Accelerated Warfare identifies the need for conducting and sustaining land combat operations across a spectrum of conflict (co-operation, competition and conflict). It requires that the Army be connected, protected, lethal and enabled.
It means that Army must deliver a support system able to sustain land combat operations in an effective and efficient manner through the leveraging of technology – to provide a balanced, agile and sustainable force.
The LFSS synchronises effects (including industry) to prepare, project and sustain training and operation. It must be effective during conflict and aim to be as efficient as practicable during co-operation and training in Australia.
The system must be digitised, scalable, protected, agile, resilient and integrated to function across the spectrum of conflict in a range of environments. The system must be survivable in both environments of electronic and physical threat.
You must submit a response to this call for submissions using the ‘Special Notice Proposal Submission Form’ here by 3pm on Thursday, 27 February 2020. Following an initial assessment, up to 15 respondents will be invited to display and pitch their ideas at Army Innovation Day 2020.