Australian Defence Information & Electronic Systems Association Inc.

ADIESA is a Defence industry association with a mission to enhance Australia’s Defence Capabilities predominantly in the information and electronic systems domain.  ADIESA aims to assist with force modernisation and encourage business process improvement, by facilitating increased collaboration between Industry, Defence and other relevant elements of Government.

Update from the AIR3503 team.

Thank you for registering your interest in the AIR3503 Project Industry Briefing.

This is to advise that, as we monitor the COVID-19 situation across the ACT, we will be providing more specific details in relation to date, time and venue as soon as possible via Austender.

We are currently ascertaining the logistics of holding a live briefing event for November in Canberra. Noting the COVID-19 restrictions, we are closely monitoring the number of participants we may be able to host. Due to restrictions we may only be able to host limited numbers. In the event that you may not be able to attend or that a live briefing is cancelled altogether, we will provide you with a recorded Industry Briefing.

We sincerely apologise for the lack of certainty this presents, and we thank you for your patience while we await further information from the ACT Government in relation to easing of restrictions.

AIR3503, Military Platform Integration, ICT Delivery Division, Industry Engagement Brief – CANCELLED

This briefing has been CANCELLED due to COVID lockdown conditions. We are hoping to reschedule it for approximately one month’s time.

Army C4 Industry Engagement Forum – April 30, 2021

An industry engagement forum will be held on 30 April 2021, hosted by DG Systems and Integration (Army). The aim is to foster mutual understanding of Army’s planned C4 capabilities to enhance the delivery of Land C4 effects. Presentations will include project updates across the Land C4 domain. Visit Austender via the link below for more detail.

Defence Industry Study Course (DISC) Applications Open for 2021

The Defence and Industry Study Course (DISC) Facilitator, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, has advised that 2021 Study Course applications are now open. ADIESA Members have been encouraged to apply. For more information, click HERE

Applications are open through normal Defence channels and all applications close at 5pm Friday 26 February 2021.

ADIESA Dinner with The Hon Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 will see ADIESA host a dinner for members and invited guests at Hotel Kurrajong in Canberra’s parliamentary zone. With several speakers and an opportunity for over 140 guests to mingle and discuss the Australian Defence industry and its input to capability, it is a key event for 2021.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite until February 16.

Joint C4 Forum 1 October

The second online Joint C4 Industry Forum was held on 1 Oct 2020 as part of the continuing Joint C2 Focus Group, with over 300 registrations from Defence and Industry. The session lasted two hours and featured COL Dan Hartigan, Mr Scotty Palmer, Mr David Horton, and Mr David Antoney.  The slides are available here and the Mentimeter feedback is posted under JC2 Focus Group in the ADIESA Member’s area. Questions from attendees are being answered formally and will be posted when cleared.

The next Joint C4 Industry Forum will be held in the new year early in March.

The 2020 Defence Strategic Update and 2020 Force Structure Plan 1 July 2020

The Strategic Update outlined a new strategy for Defence and the required capability investments. It sets out the challenges in Australia’s strategic environment and their implications for Defence planning. It provides a new strategic policy framework to ensure Australia is able – and is understood as willing – to deploy military power to shape our environment, deter actions against our interests and, when required, respond with military force.

To continue reading and access the Defence Strategic Update and the Force Structure Plan, please click here



ADIESA Dinner with The Hon Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry
To be held at Hotel Kurrajong, this is an event not to be missed for members and invited guests. Ticket sales are via EventBrite and close February 16.
1830Hotel Kurrajong

ADIESA Board Meeting

ADIESA Board Meeting
1530Brindabella Park

ADIESA Board Meeting

AGM & ADIESA Annual Dinner (Proposed Date, TBC)



ADIESA Board Meeting and 2021 Strategy Planning
The ADIESA Board will meet to discuss plans for 2021 including events and information sessions, subject to COVID impacts and Defence requirements.
0900Brindabella Park


Dear Members,

Whilst a number of our planned ADIESA events have been cancelled in line with COVID-19 physical restrictions, rest assured your Board continues to work hard with Defence in the background on alternative options.

Stay safe,



Thank you to members who responded to the survey issued in February. A summary of responses along with the analysis and action plan can be found here.


ADIESA Members


“Very interesting, particularly the strategic view.”

ADIESA Member – 2015

“I thought the dinner was a very good event… It was good to see quite a few other Defence Representatives”

ADIESA Member – 2015

“Excellent night… Helped to put context around the engagement with defence on a day-to-day basis.”

ADIESA Member – 2015

“…event was good. Good support from CIOG and CDG…”

ADIESA Member – 2015

“Overall, it was a very good dinner. Getting Defence Minister to address ADIESA was a great leap forward”

ADIESA Member – 2015