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 …

Luminact at Singapore Airshow 2018

Luminact was on hand at Changi Exhibition Centre last month to witness proceedings of the 2018 Singapore Airshow and participate in the largest aerospace and defence event in Asia. Numerous international and Australian companies were present to exhibit the latest technology and systems, and to join in the high level conference events over three days . Some of the key themes …

The Information Exchange Requirement (IER) Capture Process

During the 2017 MilCIS conference, Luminact had the opportunity to present a paper on the subject of ‘Importance of the Information Exchange Requirement (IER) Capture Process’. This important topic is key to achieving interoperability between systems and platforms and is therefore highly relevant to the Australian Defence Force. Information Exchange has never been more important to the war fighter. Today we struggle with the sheer …

Luminact at MilCIS 2017

Luminact will be at MilCIS 2017, and will be presenting a tutorial on the importance of Information Exchange Requirements (IERs) on Thursday 16 November at 2:00 pm (presented by Mr David Abel, Luminact Director). Synopsis: Information exchange has never been more important to the war fighter, as we struggle with the sheer magnitude of data collected, and how to take full advantage …

The Luminact GVA White Paper

The Luminact team has released a White Paper on the adoption of a new standard for Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA) by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). In the face of increasing global and regional uncertainty, the ADF needs to be well prepared to maintain its capability edge to deliver on its security mission over the next decades. A key challenge …

Celebrating Women in Business

As part of the Victorian Small Business Festival, Luminact Senior Consultant Shele Waide attended the Celebrating Women in Business with “Business Fit… the Juggling Act” event on 17 August 2017, and shares her reflections on the forum: Following the introduction of a diverse panel of successful women, Bev Friend (President of Melbourne Business Network) opened with the question ‘What are …

Luminact at Defence + Industry 2017

The Luminact team was delighted to attend the 2017 Defence + Industry conference, held in Canberra on Wednesday 14 June. The annual event affords industry and Defence the opportunity to share updates and discuss key issues, with a strong focus on collaboration. This year the engagement of local Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) was a focal point for the plenary sessions, and …

Luminact at Avalon 2017

The Luminact team spent the day exploring the Australian International Aerospace and Defence Exposition at Avalon Airport and gaining insight into the latest aerospace and defence technologies. Highlights included the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) showcasing their advanced virtual reality simulation programs, a range of innovative drones, from the RMIT micro 3D printed drone to the massive Northrop Gumman MQ-4C Triton, …