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15/11/2010 MECC 534/10



Opening of Land Warfare Conference



What:              Opening of the Land Warfare Conference.


Presentation of awards to the top three teams from the Multi -Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (MAGIC), a joint Defence initiative to source the next generation of robots or autonomous vehicle systems for potential use in future battlefields.


When:             Wednesday 17 November:

8.30am opening
10.00am viewing of exhibits


Location:        Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

                        Cnr Merivale & Glenelg Sts, South Bank, Brisbane, QLD


Interview and photo opportunities with MAGIC winners:  


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane


Media and event contact: Steve Butler 0418 800 323




The 2010 Land Warfare Conference, held every two years, is a forum for defence industry and research organisations to focus on capability developments in land systems.  The theme for this year is: Full Spectrum Threats; Adaptive Responses.


The program includes a number of keynote speakers from the US.


The top three teams from the Multi Autonomous Ground-robotics International Challenge (MAGIC) will also be announced and presented with their awards. MAGIC has been a joint Australian and US Department of Defence initiative to source the development of next generation autonomous vehicle systems or robots which can be deployed in future battlefields. 




Issued by Ministerial and Executive Coordination and Communication,
Department of Defence,
Canberra, ACT
Phone: 02 6127 1999 Fax: 02 6265 6946
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