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In 1988-90, Dwight Walker, our director, worked as a computer systems officer software engineer programming Ada on UNIX systems using CASE tools for real-time combat systems in the Australian Dept of Defence at HMAS WATSON and CSC Sydney on the New Submarine Project (Collins Class Submarines) and on Oberon Class submarines at HMAS WATSON including the simulator. This software development facility and Collins Class submarine base were moved to HMAS STIRLING at Fleet Base West in Perth, WA after Dwight left HMAS WATSON.
Fleet Base East is based at
Oberon Class submarines were based at HMAS PLATYPUS (HMAS PLATYPUS history) which was decommissioned on 14 May 1999.
Look at Life Vol 2 Military Submarine 1960 - Royal Navy Porpoise Class submarines are similar to Royal Australian Navy Oberon Class submarines of 1980s
Sister base was HMAS ALBATROSS at Nowra NSW, the RAN Fleet Air Arm with Seasprite helicopters.
Look at Life Vol 2 Military Flight Deck 1960 - Royal Navy aircraft carriers similar to Royal Australian Navy at HMAS Albatross at Nowra NSW
ASC, Raytheon Australia and Defence CASG (Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group) build and maintain Collins Class submarines at Osborne Naval Shipyard (ex Techport Australia sold to federal govt in 2017) naval shipyards, Osborne, Adelaide, SA - map from Defence SA
Development WA - Australian Marine Complex is at Henderson WA where patrol boats will be built for RAN in Naval Shipyards and HMAS OTAMA will be scrapped.
As a civilian in our own private company, we will explore Defence software engineering projects in Canberra or elsewhere in Australia, NZ, UK or Canada.
I attended Indo Pacific 2023 naval conference in ICC Sydney 7-9 Nov 2023. It will cover AUKUS nuclear powered submarine. I made contact with a prime contractor but it went nowhere.
On 7 June 2023 there will be an online Defence Day in ICN which I attended to find out what happened to help subcontractors transition to new project after French Submarine Project was canned, when AUKUS Nuclear Powered Submarine Project will be started and pathway from Virginia Class to AUKUS Class, Collins Class Submarine life extension plans and alternatives to RAN projects in Army in mean time.
I have prepared:
In 4-6 Oct 2022, Land Forces 2022 was at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane. It covered army, navy and air force innovation. It was only open to trade visitors and defence personnel. See
In 20-22 July 2022, I attended online the first ADSTAR DSTG Defence Summit which is virtual and in person in ICC Sydney. It covers command and control, AI, ML, biotech, resilience and cybersecurity in Defence now and Starshots in the future. Many universities, companies and military gave papers or were in panel discussions.
Agile Command and Control | STaR Shot | Defence S&T Strategy 2030 5/20 DSTO - covered in ADSTAR 7/22
In September 2021 the French Future Submarine Project was axed and replaced by UK/US nuclear powered submarine. So briefing in Adelaide in December 2018 was a waste of time and money. Government wants contractors from French Future Submarine Project to now do the nuclear powered submarine from scratch with 18 months lead time. AUKUS Nuclear-Powered Submarine Task Force has been setup to plan project.
In November 2021 ICN SA informed me of Impacted SME Support Cell (ISSC) of Dept of Defence to support SMEs who lost out due to sudden cancellation of Attack Class Submarine (SEA 1000). I am after being connected to nuclear powered submarine contract once it starts up in 2023.
Only press release re cancellation of French Future Submarine Project is on NAVAL Group website dated 17/9/21. Lockheed Martin has nothing on its website re cancellation as of 26/9/21.
In September after TV and media coverage, ICN SA emailed me and Lockheed Martin replied to an email from me as a supplier about cancellation of French Future Submarine Project. NAVAL Group didn't email me.
In June 2020, WWWalker Web Development Pty Ltd became part of Lockheed Martin subcontractors for Future Submarine Combat System project.
In December 2018, I went to Defence Future Submarine Project briefing in Adelaide SA.
I went to Future Submarine Industry Briefing by NAVAL Group, Lockheed Martin, Defence CASG and Defence CDIC on 11/5/17 in Brisbane where I expressed interest to Lockheed Martin in developing combat system software.
In October 2017, due to hardware being tendered first, Lockheed Martin delayed tendering for software for which we have high skills in real-time systems from our experience in Defence.
In December 2017, I successfully completed Cyber Warfare and Terrorism MOOC at CSU IT Masters and got high distinction, preparing me for work as a signals intelligence operator in Defence with software engineering background.
In 2018, I successfully completed Enterprise Cyber Security Fundamentals, Phishing Countermeasures and Computer Network Fundamentals at CSU IT Masters MOOCs and got high distinctions. These enable me for enterprise cyber security.
As independent IT contractor, we build systems that are on time and on budget using Agile methodology and our own project management system built using our computer science and information science background. This is from our experience at handling project overruns and cost blowouts in Defence and our own business since 2005.
In July 2022, I successfully completed training in PMBOK7 from PIM via a MOOC at IT Masters CSU and improved my project management navigation to improve efficiency.
In November 2017, I successfully completed training in PRINCE2 Primer, a popular project management methodology, via a MOOC at CSU IT Masters, enabling me to tackle project managemetn of large projects in government departments or large corporations.
In 2000 when I lived in Merrylands NSW, we visited Defence National Storage and Distribution Centre's Joint Logistic Command in Moorebank with Parramatta Blacktown Business Network (ex BASI). In 2019 with my MIT Micromaster in supply chain management, I am ready to tackle this area of Defence procurement systems. In Oct 2012, this huge logistics centre was being moved and modernised by Defence.
In September 2015-Mar 2020, when we studied 6 supply chain management edx.org courses at MIT for Micromaster in Supply Chain Management, we received very high marks as we are excellent at mathematics via our Bachelor of Science degree.
In October 2017, we got a forklift HRW licence.
Defence has not forced subcontractors to reset default passwords.
In October 2017, ASD found there was a hack where 30GB of ship, plane and bomb plans were downloaded from a Lockheed Martin (?) subcontractor's Website using the default passwords which were not reset. This shows lack of SWMS (Safe Working Methods Statement) and Hazard Controls I learned doing forklift licence. I always reset default passwords so am more competent than the company who got that subcontract.
Defence is a poorly run industry. It needs basic IT and information management skills but skimps or is too big to monitor itself.
Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) analyzed Defence and found out IT contractors were doing undocumented changes from 2014-15 to 2017-18 and not been remedied.
Defence is very bureaucratic. Project management and metadata need to be used to find information re projects.
In February 2022, Russian threats to Ukraine are over NATO membership of Ukraine. UK has Trident nuclear programme of ballistic missiles in submarines to deter any conflict.
In June 2022, Australian Defence Force is sending 40 Bushmasters (APC) to Ukraine to fight against Russian invasion.