ADM Defence and Industry Team Awards
10 February 2015
The Defence Materiel Organisation’s acting Chief Executive Officer, Harry Dunstall today congratulated the successful Defence and industry teams in the annual Australian Defence Magazine Team of the Year Awards.
The awards, announced overnight in Canberra, are designed to recognise acquisition and sustainment teams from across the DMO and industry.
“This year’s awards focus on safety and the support that is provided to ensure the ADF is ready for its operational tasks,” Mr Dunstall said.
“The successful teams have proven their outstanding project management capabilities, and equally important attributes like attention to detail and collaboration.
“The major awards honour the legacy of Essington Lewis – a man who shared, with each of these successful teams, a commitment to a more capable Australian Defence Force.”
The 2015 ADM Award winners are:
- Essington Lewis Trophy – Prime Contractor - Thales Australia and KBR/Rolls-Royce and the Amphibious and Afloat Support Systems Program Office (DMO) for HMAS Success maintenance and availability enhancements
- Essington Lewis Trophy – Small to Medium Enterprise – CAE Australia and the Training Aircraft Systems Program Office (DMO) for the delivery of state-of-the-art KA350 Simulator facilities under an innovative contracting solution
- Major Sustainment Activity – Airbus Group Australia and Air Lift Systems Program Office (DMO) for significant increases in C-130J Hercules availability through optimisation modelling
- Minor Sustainment Activity - QinetiQ and Jacobs Australia with the Tactical Fighter Systems Program Office (DMO) for the conduct and implementation of a Classic Hornet Ageing Aircraft Systems Audit
The final award of the evening went to Tamara Perry, an Acoustics Engineer with Thales Underwater Systems, who was named the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) Young Achiever Award for 2015.
Mr Dunstall said the ADM Awards provided recognition for the hard work of Defence and industry teams.
“I want to congratulate the winners and finalists,” Mr Dunstall said.
“Working together, often away from the limelight, they have achieved great success in enhancing the safety and quality of the equipment on which the women and men of the Australian Defence Force rely,” Mr Dunstall said.
ADM Awards for Excellence 2015 citations:
Essington Lewis Trophy – Prime
Winner: CN13 HMAS Success Sustainment
Thales Australia and KBR and the Amphibious and Afloat Support Systems Program Office
Under this program, both industry and the DMO were able to work together to improve HMAS Success’s availability for Navy tasking. The successful collaborative nature of the program between all parties has seen an excellent outcome for the RAN to the point where the ship is now winning further performance awards and being deployed into the Middle East.
Essington Lewis Trophy – SME
Winner: KA350 Simulator Service Project
CAE Australia and Training Aircraft Systems Program Office
Both CAE Australia and the Training Aircraft Systems Program Office have worked together to introduce an innovative contracting solution to the RAAF’s training needs. Under a contractor-owned contractor-operated (CoCo) model, Defence is able to pay a monthly service fee for training at a state of the art KA350 simulator facility. The timeliness and budgetary savings of the approach are noteworthy as is the work done by both parties in addressing the requirement.
Major Sustainment Activity Certificate
Winner: C-130J Hercules Availability
Airbus Group Australia and Air Lift Systems Program Office
Both Airbus Group and the Air Lift Systems Program Office have worked hard to achieve the goals set out in the updated Planned Servicing Schedule Review, which has led to a significant increase in platform availability for the C-130J. The use of optimisation modelling for sustainment has seen a complete rethink of maintenance processes from both parties and an excellent outcome for the RAAF.
Minor Sustainment Activity Certificate
Winner: Classic Hornet Ageing Aircraft Systems Audit
QinetiQ and Jacobs Australia with the Tactical Fighter Systems Program Office
Given that the Classic Hornet Fleet will be age 36 when it retires, the work done by this team to completely audit the systems aboard the fleet was significant. The three-year audit process saw over 600 recommendations generated with 85 per cent adopted with the remainder to be actioned by the end of the year. The teams worked together to perform the audit with the least amount of damage to the aircraft while maximising availability during the process.
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