Army Innovation Day 2023
Army is calling on industry and academia to showcase their innovative counter RAS technologies at Army Innovation Day (AID).
What is Army Innovation Day?
Emerging and disruptive technology is demanding innovative approaches to increase Army’s capacity, introduce and challenge concepts, and deliver cutting-edge capabilities to our soldiers.
AID is a flagship event showcasing Australian Defence Industry and academia's ability to use innovative concepts to address capability gaps and grow the project pipeline.
The Department of Defence, in partnership with Defence Innovation Hub and Australian Army, is calling on Australian industry and academia to pitch innovative solutions to a capability challenge statement. The most innovative solutions will be selected for contract discussions with Defence.
AID 2023 Challenge Statement
Defence is seeking innovative Counter Robotic and Autonomous Systems (C-RAS) that can detect, identify, target and counter RAS threats to protect the Land Force. These RAS threats are capable of operating as individuals, multiples, and swarms across air, ground, and littoral environments. Additionally, Defence seeks the ability of C-RAS capabilities that can deliver an area denial effect to deter, shape, fix and or neutralise RAS threats in both offensive and defensive operations.
Defence seeks innovative C-RAS capabilities in the following areas:
- Theme 1 – Counter Aerial RAS. Defence is seeking C-RAS that can protect Land Forces from aerial RAS threats, both commercial and military grade platforms. The emerging RAS threats are most likely to be tactical in nature including anti-armour, one way attack and ISR RAS.
- Theme 2 - Counter Ground RAS. Defence is seeking C-RAS that can protect Land Forces from ground RAS threats, both commercial and military grade platforms. The emerging RAS threats are most likely to be tactical in nature including anti-armour, one way attack and ISR RAS.
- Theme 3 - Counter Littoral & Riverine RAS. Defence is seeking C-RAS that can protect Land Forces from waterborne RAS threats, both commercial and military grade platforms, operating in the littoral environment or conducting riverine operations. The emerging RAS threats are most likely to be tactical in nature including anti-ship, one way attack and ISR RAS.
C-RAS capabilities need to deliver protection to the Land Force, including mobile tactical forces, mission critical command and control nodes, logistics hubs, fixed civilian assets and military infrastructure. There is also a desire for systems capable of providing offensive area denial effects for mobile tactical forces across the full spectrum of conflict.
Who can participate?
AID is open to industry and academia located in Australia and New Zealand only.
All tenders must respond to the call for submission before 18 April 2023.
Why get involved?
AID provides a platform to pitch your innovations to attendees from Defence, industry and academia.
Successful participants will have the opportunity to enter contract discussions with the Department of Defence to have your prototype turned into capability.
Calls for Submission open
Calls for Submissions close
29 – 30 August
Army Innovation Day