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Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group

Defence + Industry Gala Awards

The Defence and Industry (D+I) Gala Awards will not be held in 2020 due to COVID restrictions. We are working on an alternate option to announce the 2020 winners which may occur during the D+I conference.

The project teams vying to win their category and be in the running for the coveted Essington Lewis trophies for 2020 are:

Major acquisition over $50 million

  • ICT Data Centre Migration – Leidos and CIOG
  • Space Surveillance Telescope facilities  - Sitzler and E&IG

Minor Acquisition under $50 million

  • Combat Vehicle Reconfigurable Driver Simulator – Universal Motion Simulators and CASG
  • Firing Range Safety Management Tool – Sigma Bravo and Army

Major sustainment over $20 million

  • Hydrographic Sustainment Enterprise – BAE Systems and CASG
  • Super Hornet and Growler Capability Upgrades – Boeing Defence Australia and CASG

Minor sustainment under $20 million

  • LHD Landing Craft Enhancement Program – KBR and CASG
  • Maritime Communications Modernisation Sustainment – Thales Australia and CASG


  • Autonomous Armoured Vehicle Trial – BAE Systems and Army
  • Soil Treatment Plant - RAAF Edinburgh – Ventia and E&IG

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