AS GSA: Future-proofing capability for Australian Soldiers

The Australian Generic Soldier Architecture (AS GSA) is a framework that, when defined and implemented well, will future-proof the capabilities of the Australian soldier borne systems.  A “generic architecture” takes a look at the multitudes of different systems a soldier uses. Including sensors, communications, displays, networking, and weaponry.   Each of these component parts have their own compatibilities, power needs, and information inputs and outputs.   The soldier, meanwhile, is constrained by how much they can carry and effectively utilise.  …

Is Agile management a methodology, or an ideology?

Eliza is Luminact’s Agile Transformation Coach. She delivers and manages digital and agile transformation for large organisations and complex projects. With 15+ years experience, Eliza has developed a deep understanding and expertise for facilitating change for Luminact’s clients.  We sat down with Eliza recently to deep dive into what “Agile” really means.   It might not mean what you think it does.  How much of Agile is methodology, how …

Singapore Airshow 11-14 February 2020

Luminact was on hand for the 2020 Singapore Airshow at the Changi Exhibition Centre last week. Despite a subdued turnout, and some notable exhibitors absent, the show went ahead with enhanced health precautions to ensure the threat of the Corona virus was managed. The largest airshow in Asia, Singapore is a hub for local and international aviation and defence businesses …

Additive Manufacturing in a defence context; can we 3D – print weapons yet?

This blog post provides a brief review of contemporary additive manufacturing processes that can be used to augment defence supply chains and improve the product development lifecycle.  Additive Manufacturing (AM) or ‘3D printing’ has been around for a while now, and advances in technology have brought the technology into the mainstream with many hobbyists having desktop 3D printers capable of …

5 lessons I learnt building a competitive dragon boat club

About 10 years ago my husband and I decided to start a dragon boat racing crew. We’d been part of some of the most competitive crews, both locally and internationally and we’d enjoyed every minute of a team environment. When we arrived back in Australia, we decided to set up a club and build a crew from the ground up. …

Luminact Partners with 2iC

Luminact and 2iC are partnering to help shape the future of technology integration across Defence and industry. Luminact is excited to announce a partnership with UK-based 2iC Limited (2iC), to provide a united capability that combines Luminact’s system engineering expertise with 2iC’s extensive suite of integration software and tools. 2iC is an agile company that develops software to securely and …

Luminact at Land Forces 2018

Celebrating their second birthday, Luminact attended the 2018 Land Forces conference entering the SME arena with a bang. The team had the opportunity to introduce Sergei, the newest member of the Luminact team. Sergei was built from the ground up by our highly experienced team, with most of the hands-on work completed by the Luminact Directors, David Abel and Andrew …

ASDEFCON: The Burden of the Beast

Whether you love them or hate them, the ASDEFCON suite of templates (and its predecessors) have guided many of us through acquisition and sustainment activities over many decades. Lessons learnt over the years cannot be underestimated and undervalued when it comes to effectively and efficiently bidding and executing contracts under these frameworks. With many traps for new players and money …

Luminact at Exercise Chong Ju 18

On Thursday 17 May 2018, Luminact team members David Abel and Andrew Skinner had the opportunity to attend Exercise Chong Ju (EX CJ) 2018, held annually at Puckapunyal in Victoria. The exercise demonstrates the capability and firepower of Australian Army with close air support from the Royal Australian Air Force. Based on the Battle of Chong Ju that occurred on the border …

Luminact welcomes new Engineering Manager

Luminact welcomes Phil Stancliff to our growing team! Joining us as Engineering Manager and in a senior leadership role, Phil comes with valuable and diverse experience delivering complex engineering programs, both here in Australia and the UK. Phil will be responsible for growing our engineering capability, and we will benefit from his in-depth systems engineering and defence domain knowledge, as well as his …