SENSE Corporation

SENSE is Supporting Army's Training Transformation Initiative

The Australian Army is undertaking a multi-year (to 2024) initiative to transform how it conducts training, and SENSE, with its training and education (T&E) / learning and development (L&D) expertise is supporting Army in its efforts.

According to Army’s “The Future Ready Training System: Transformation Program Strategy” (March 2020):

Army must transform its training system to become ‘future ready’.  The current training system is based on an industrial age approach and its design is being outstripped by the demands of Accelerated Warfare and the need to maintain a qualitative advantage in our people.  Transformation to a ‘future ready’ training system will demand innovative thinking, committed leadership, integrated and empowered teams as well as an iterative development process.” (author’s emphasis)

The current Army Training System is a complex system comprised of eight (8) components, with several elements within each component.  SENSE Corporation (SENSE) operates under the Partnerships component, while Army training units, establishments and centres operate under the Organisation component, as follows:

  1. Learning Culture
  2. Partnerships
  • Industry – SENSE
  1. Environments
  2. Learning Design
  3. Management
  4. Governance
  5. Organisation
  • Units / Establishments / Centres
  1. Infrastructure

Since February 2020, SENSE has been in partnership with Army in its TT initiative.  During this period our TT Team has had the opportunity to closely observe, study and experience some of the existing training and education methods employed by a Training Centre.  Through this, we have developed some informed and innovative ideas as to the activities and scope of work required to transform Army into a cutting edge, 21st century training and education organisation, in line with Army’s TT Program Strategy.

In addition, SENSE’s TT Team has created multi-media course content for Army deployed on Defence’s learning management system (LMS), ADELE.  SENSE has utilised its expertise in content creation and management to enable a blended learning approach to Army T&E.


SENSE is a Deployable ICT Systems SME

SENSE is intimately familiar with the ADF’s various deployable ICT systems, networks, capabilities, environments and projects.

SENSE is familiar with LAND 4130, the Deployable Local Area Network (DLAN) replacement project that will provide a modern, interoperable, and integrated solution to the Land deployed ICT network as part of the LAND modernisation program.  LAND 4130 is the follow-on capability that will replace the interim deployable ICT capability delivered under LAND 4125 JACKSTAY LAND.

SENSE has experience in supporting LC4 and AHQ with LAND 4125 JACKSTAY LAND having placed several engineering / technical support contractors in the project’s Capability Insertion Team (CIT) in delivering system builds, and in providing Level 2 & 3 help desk and resolver group support to Units, both domestically and in the MER.

SENSE also has a keen understanding of the eDLAN/MER project, the technology (HW, SW and architecture), the issues, delays and difficulties, and the impact and implications on the current contract with the industry delivery partner.  SENSE has utilised this in-depth knowledge to assist LAND C4 Program (LC4) in paving a way forward for the delivery of LAND 4125 – JACKSTAY LAND, the alternate deployable network capability to the eDLAN/MER capability that provides access to the Defence strategic network across available military bearers.

In addition, since 2015, SENSE has successfully placed several professional service providers, including Project Managers, Change Manager, Logisticians, Trainers, Technicians and Engineers, in the Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Systems Program Office (JC4ISPO formerly CISSO) in support of the SPO’s many projects and supported capabilities, including:

  • Deployable Local Area Network (Gen1 DLAN)
  • Enhanced Deployable Local Area Network (Gen 2/2.1 eDLAN)
  • Middle East Region Refresh (eDLAN/MER)
  • Special Operations Enterprise (SON, SOWAN and SOTACTINT)
  • Deployable Wide Area Network (DWAN) – ILOBS
  • Army Minor Systems (RGSS, DSSS, DIAPS and PSYOPS)

SENSE has proven acquisition and sustainment (Through Life Support) experience with the above systems and its associated Fundamental Inputs to Capability (FIC).

Past Clients & Projects

DLAN/EDLAN/MER, SON, SOWAN, SOTACWAN, DWAN/, and JCSE (JP2030)

SENSE Corporation has a team of contractors working on projects and systems for JC4ISPO (formerly CISSO), the In-Service Support Agency for a number of command and intelligence systems that support military planning and enable the ADF to conduct campaigns and operations at the Strategic and Operational levels.  This includes software applications, deployable systems (hardware and DSOE) and specialist Military ICT equipment.  These Capabilities include: Deployable Local Area Networks (Gen1 and Gen2), Special Operations Network, Special Operations Wide Area Network, Special Operations Tactical Wide Area Network, Deployable Wide Area Networks, and other systems, networks and environments (Joint Command Support Environment).

AGO – DEF799

The Australian Geospatial-intelligence Organisation required delivery of an Enhanced Commercial Imagery Capability (ECIP) as part of DEF799.  The aggressive schedule associated with the Integrated Investment Plan (IIP) specifies IOC for this capability in FY18/19.  As a result, Director AGO directed that work begin on it as a matter of priority.  To deliver this project, AGO needed to produce documentation to meet the requirements of the Capability Life Cycle (CLC) Gate 2 Project Definition Suite in a compressed time frame and so brought in a SENSE Corporation SME to help deliver this capability.  SENSE Corporation continues to work with and assist AGO in the delivery of this and other capabilities, now rolling out Phase 1 and continuing into Phase 2.

SEA1439 Phase 6

The Submarine Combat System Program (SCSP) brought in a SENSE Corporation SME to support SEA1439 Ph6 (Collins Sonar Capability Assurance Program).  SEA1439 Ph6 was scoped to treat extant sonar system obsolescence, remediate capability gaps and provide ongoing capability assurance.  This includes the upgrade of the sonar systems in the Collins Class Submarines through replacement and/or improvement.  Sonar systems for this project includes all aspects of the mission system from the outboard sonar arrays through to the inboard display consoles and associated processing. SENSE Corporation successfully completed support to SEA1439 Ph6.

SEA1000 – FSP

SEA1000 Future Submarine Program will deliver Australia’s next generation Attack class submarines. SENSE Corporation brought in an Australian Industry Capability Manager to manage the AIC team to support industry engagement, industry data collection, management, communications and reporting in support of the internal and external stakeholders within Parliament, Government, Defence, CASG, the CoA FSP, Naval Group and Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA). SENSE Corporation continues to support SEA1000 – FSP.

LAND4125

LAND 4125 JACKSTAY-Land will deliver the replacement deployable ICT infrastructure to the Raise, Train and Sustain (RTS) environment.  SENSE Corporation, having developed expertise in the deployable ICT environment, has provided a number of technical SME’s in support of the delivery and rollout of the JACKSTAY-Land capability to the ADF.  Once this project completes in 2020, SENSE resources will continue to be utilised in the support, sustainment and maintenance of this capability.

Army HQ and LNIC

SENSE Corporation is providing commercial, contracting and procurement support to Army Headquarters and Army’s Land Network Integration Centre.

AHO – HMIE and SEAMS

The Australian Hydrographic Office is responsible for the Hydro/METOC Information Environment (HMIE), formerly the Digital Hydrographic Database (DHDB). SENSE Corporation provided a Systems Engineer to develop the Geospatial Information System (GIS) Warehouse for the HMIE, as well as document the ‘as is’ and ‘to be’ state of the Seabed Management System (SEAMS).

RPDE
The former Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation, now the Defence Innovation Hub, was a Capability Development Group initiative involving a partnership of Defence, industry and academic institutions to research and explore complex capability questions, and provide concepts and development of innovative technology solutions.  A SENSE Corporation engineer was selected for the demanding and highly coveted role of Activity Manager to manage of RPDE’s many research projects and tasks.
DSOTEC
The Defence Special Operations Training and Education Centre engaged SENSE Corporation’s project / program managers, learning and development specialists and multi-media team to support the centre’s training transformation initiative as part of Army’s The Future Ready Training System: Transformation Program Strategy. SENSE Corporation’s team reviewed LMPs, prepared presenter guides, PowerPoint presentations and course handbooks, created blended learning courses on ADELE-U and ADELE-P and other multi-media course material.  SENSE applied a modified Systems Approach to Defence Learning (SADL) / ADDIE instructional design model in our learning and development work.
SOCOMD
SENSE provided the human terrain, and all support elements and effects, for a Special Operations Command field training activity.