Air and Space Power Conference soars to new heights

8 May 2024

National and international leaders and experts from military, academia and aerospace industry will meet in Canberra today for the biennial 2024 Air and Space Power Conference (ASPCon24).

​The two day conference will examine emerging issues in the context of the National Defence Strategy, emphasising the critical need for collaborative efforts amidst a  contested global environment.

​With Australia's strategic landscape undergoing rapid transformation fuelled by technological advancements, the conference underscores the imperative for a reimagined defence innovation ecosystem.

​ASPCon24 provides a unique platform to explore innovative solutions by bridging cutting-edge research and innovation from defence, research institutions, academia, and industry with key innovators and stakeholders.

​For further details about ASPCon24 and registration information, please visit the Air and Space Power Conference 2024 webpage Air and Space Power Conference 2024 | Air and Space Power Centre ( 

Quotes attributable to Air Marshal Robert Chipman, AO, CSC:

"The Air and Space Power Conference will delve into the complexities of today's dynamic operational landscape, anticipating an even more complex and contested future.

​"As we progress our air and space  capabilities, it's clear that maintaining our competitive edge requires heightened readiness to analyse, decide, and execute actions swiftly, with enhanced precision and lethality, across multiple global theatres simultaneously.”

Quotes attributable to Lieutenant General John Frewen, AO, DSC:

“The Air and Space Power Conference theme of ‘Building readiness and resilience in national air and space power across the spectrum of competition’ encapsulates the progress of the Australian Defence Force to address the challenges of our rapidly evolving strategic environment.

​“As Defence shifts towards an integrated, focused force, access to space systems and satellites for intelligence, communication and navigation will be critical in order to protect and project national power.”


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