EVENTS

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Ric Smith tells of uncertain world in Vernon Parker Oration

Ric Smith tells of uncertain world in Vernon Parker Oration

The ANI held a very successful 2017 Vernon Parker Oration and Annual Dinner on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at the Hotel Realm in Canberra. Close to 200 ANI members, guests and representatives of industry attended this year’s event to hear the Oration delivered by Mr Ric Smith AO PSM on the subject This Uncertain World: It’s Not Just Trump.

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Law of Sea conference in Canberra 22-23 Aug

The Centre for Military & Security Law and the United Services Institute of the ACT will present a major conference on 22-23 August to examine the legal pressure points that surround the operation of the Law of the Sea Convention in the Asia Pacific region.

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The DDGs in Vietnam & Lessons for the RAN

The DDGs in Vietnam & Lessons for the RAN

The DDGs in Vietnam & Lessons for the RAN. 17 August 2017. Canberra.

Marking the 50th anniversary of the RAN involvement in the Vietnam War, the Naval Studies Group of the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society at UNSW Canberra will hold two seminars. The first is The DDGs in Vietnam & Lessons for the RAN to be held at the UNSW/Australian Defence Force Academy.

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ANI Maritime Event: The Future of the Fleet Air Arm

ANI Maritime Event: The Future of the Fleet Air Arm

The ANI successfully staged the 2017 Navantia Australia Maritime Event, The Future of the Fleet Air Arm, on Thursday 27 April 2017 at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra. There was a strong attendance from Navy, Defence, industry and the general public. The presentations provided over the wide range of the Fleet Air Arm were excellent. The day’s presentations highlighted what a bright future the Fleet Air Arm has in store. Judging by the calibre of presenters, it also showed that this future is in safe and capable hands. Click the link to download the PDF slides from LDCR Ben Crowther’s presentation at the event Unmanned Aviation Systems_LDCR Ben Crowther.ppt More presentations will be made available on the ANI website shortly.

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German naval history seminar

German naval history seminar

The Australian Naval Institute with the RAN Sea Power Centre – Australia and the United Services Institute of the ACT German 20th Century Naval and Military History Seminar Wednesday 3 May 2017 RI Theatrette Professor Dr Michael Epkenhans                      Colonel Dr Gerhard Gross                     Program 1210 – 1250 Professor Dr Michael Epkenhans – German Maritime Security in the 20th Century 1250 – 1255 Questions 1300 – 1315 Light lunch sponsored by the SPC-A 1320 – 1400 Colonel Dr Gerhard Gross – Myth & Reality of German Warfare Operational thinking – Moltke the Elder to Heusinger 1405 Panel session Q & A – Both Historians 1425 Close of Seminar For further information, contact the ANI Secretariat ph 6290 1505 or admin@navalinstitute.com.au

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Submarine technology and workforce development

Emerging technologies and workforce development will be the focus of this year’s Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) conference, the leading forum in the Asia-Pacific region for information-sharing and debate on submarine matters.

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HMAS Albatross event: the future of the Fleet Air Arm

HMAS Albatross event: the future of the Fleet Air Arm

The Future of the Fleet Air Arm HMAS Albatross – Thursday, 27 April 2017 Proudly sponsored by Navantia The Australian Naval Institute will be hosting a Maritime Event at HMAS Albatross on the theme “The Future of the Fleet Air Arm” on Thursday, 27 April 2017. ANI Members and friends are invited to attend this event which will be held in the Museum facility at Nowra. The event will combine presentations by Navy and industry and tours of aircraft and facilities. The program is as follows: The Maritime Event will commence at 1000 and complete at 1530. Dress is smart casual with footwear suitable for the program. There is no charge to attend this event, however numbers are limited. Those wishing to attend should register via the ANI Secretariat: email admin@navalinstitute.com.au. For further information, contact 02 6290 1505. The Australian Naval Institute acknowledges the assistance of the Fleet Air Arm…

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Call for nominations for McNeil Prize

Call for nominations for McNeil Prize

In 2016, the Australian Naval Institute (ANI) created an award to honour an individual or individuals from Australian industry who have made an outstanding contribution to the capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy. This award was named the “McNeil Prize” in honour of RADM Percival McNeil CB RAN. The winner of the inaugural Prize in 2016 was Mr Ian Croser AM, the co-founder of CEA Technologies. The citation for Mr Croser read: “Mr Croser, through his remarkable vision, perseverance, determination and a dogged desire for excellence had successfully developed unique radar and communications systems from the ground up. As a consequence the RAN, the ADF and the nation are now reaping significant benefits from his prodigious engineering talent and technical leadership”. The criteria for the prize are: • the nominee is an individual or individuals from Australian industry; • the nominee has made a significant contribution to the capabilities of…

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