Nova Systems Australia has announced it will invest an initial $2 million to establish an Australia-first Test and Evaluation Centre of Excellence (T&E CoE) – a central hub to support sovereign defence capability, research and training.
The national initiative will bring together Defence, industry and academia from around the country to deliver integrated joint-force T&E.
The Centre is expected to support the acceleration of emerging technologies; enable collaboration across industry and academia; deliver T&E practitioner training; facilitate innovation and research and development activities; and offer T&E subject-matter experts to distribute in-depth training, conferences, seminars and more.
There is also scope for a technology incubator intended to create a focus on the development of tools and methodologies for assurance technology, or ‘Assuretech’.
Nova Systems Chief Executive Officer, Jim McDowell, said the company is proud to unveil the plans, which will bring together the “brightest minds, cutting edge research, training and collaboration” that is critical to Australia’s defence mission across all domains.
“In the face of increasing global uncertainty, new threats, reduced warning time and insecure global supply chains, it’s a significant time in our history to secure our sovereign capabilities,” said Mr McDowell.
“Defence is becoming increasingly complex and integrated with a focus on joint-force capability, we need to continually evolve our methods to keep best capability in the hands of our defence forces.”
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