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IGOR Defence Projects

IGOR has worked on some highly successful and inspiring projects over the last few years with the Australian Department of Defence.

Here is a selection of Defence organisations that IGOR serves:




Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG)

SEA 3036-R Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R)

As part of Australia's plan to replace the original Pacific Patrol Boats that were gifted to 12 Pacific Island Countries between 1987 and 1997, IGOR was engaged in late 2015 to provide a comprehensive anthroprometric library of Pacific Islanders. The project ensured the replacement patrol boats were designed with greater consideration of the Human Factors and Anthropometric variability of the crews across the Pacific Island Countries. 


The Australian Army

Land 125 Soldier Enhancement

A multi-phased, developmental project to optimise the capabilities for dismounted close combat at the individual and section level, including linkages to the combat unit. Phase 3 is planned to provide enhancements to the command, control and communications, in lethality and survivability characteristics of the close combat capability. The proposed system will improve the ability of the combat soldier and team to see, hear, move, react and engage on the future battlefield. This capability will enhance the combat soldier's ability to train effectively for this future battlefield by enhancing their command/control and information exchange capability, improving lethality, survivability, sustainability and mobility in the conduct of dismounted combat. 


IGOR engaged with DSTO in 2007 to scope the literature for research into Combat Body armour human factors issues for our Soldiers.

In 2010 IGOR provided support to both DSTO's Land Operations research teams and the Weapons Systems teams to deliver a position paper on the lethality considerations of Australia's small arms. 




The Australian Joint Operations Command Head Quarters (HQJOC)

In 2013 IGOR commenced support to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to generate a hub of expertise in the analysis of military operations and exercises. The first project assigned was the evaluation and certification of Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 (TS13).

TS13 is a bilateral Australian and United States of America exercises conducted in Australia to practice combined task force (CTF) operations in a mid intensity high-end war-fighting environment. IGOR was tasked to design and develop planning tools, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, indicators of progress and measures of effectiveness for TS13. 

Australian Defence Capability Development Group (CDG)

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Joint Decision Support Centre (JDSC )

The Australian JDSC assists strategy and capability development decision-makers by providing information on complex Australian Defence strategy and capability issues. The JDSC is a node in a network of simulation and experimentation centres operated by DSTO, the Army, Navy and Airforce, Australian Defence Industry and Australian overseas allies. 

IGOR, in conjunction with QinetiQ, is bringing Human Science expertise to support the JDSC and CDG in 2010, 2011 and 2012. With IGOR on the team the JDSC will analyse Human Science and soft systems issues in complex decision making during the needs and requirements phase of the Australian Defence capability development life cycle.





The Australian Defence Simulation Organisation (ADSO) and the Australian Defence Capability Development Group (CDG)

2011 - 2014 Standing offer to continue to provide the Australian Commonwealth and the Australian Defence Capability Development group simulation support service.

2008 - 2011 Standing offer to provide the Australian Commonwealth and Australian Defence Capability Development Group simulation support services for future simulation management, exploitation, interoperabilty, personnel, through-life support, data and specialised services.


The Australian Joint Operations Command Head Quarters (JOC)

In 2009 IGOR in partnership with VoTech, provided support to develop an organisational simulation to enable predictive simulations of an Australian Military Head Quarters in order to leverage efficiency and effectiveness in the Head Quarters and optimise the interface with Austrailan Defence Force (ADF) higher command and control (C2).


Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)

In 2009 IGOR provided Social and Cultural Modelling and Analysis support to DSTO assisting a project that linked social theories to social network data. 


The Australian Army

Land 75 Battlefield Command Support System

Provide the Australian army with a Battle Management System (BMS) and Battle Command Support System (BCSS) to allow the transfer, processing and managment of tacticla level information necessary for the conduct and control of land operations.

IGOR provided support to L75 in 2010, capturing results of Human in the Loop (HITL) Experimentation using the software Improved Performance Research Integration Tool (IMPRINT) for cognitive workload modelling.


Land 121 Light Protected Vehicles

To provide the Australian Army with field vehicles and trailers to meet its mobility requirements.


IGOR provided support in 2009 to the L121 project to simulate the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Land Combat Vehicle (LCB) and model driver cognitive workload and fatique.





Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation (RPDE )

Organisational requirements for the effective governance of a key Joint Defence capability

In 2012 IGOR, in support of the University of South Australia and DSIC has provided support to RPDE Task 42 to identify the authorities, roles and responsibilities necessary for the effective governance of a key Joint Defence capability. The review included identification of the challenges and opportunities facing the establishment and effective operation of the key Joint Defence capability, including a change management plan for implementation.


Australian Submarine Corps (ASC )

In 2010 IGOR provided support to the Australian Submarine Corps to train onsite staff in Change Management and to prepare the ASC for Cultural Change.


Worker on ASC

Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO)

The DMO have embarked on a program to create an efficient and accountable Defence organisation that will deliver and sustain Force 2030 within the funding envelope agreed by the Australian Government. The resulting Strategic Reform Program (SRP) seeks to review activities across the Australian Defence Organisation (ADO) to prepare the ADO's capabilities to be efficient and effective. 


Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)

IGOR holds a standing offer to provide support to RAAF and DMO Continuous Improvement Program Panel from 2009 to 2011.

In conjunction with Strategy& (formerly Booz&co), IGOR supported the Cultural Change and Change Management plan for the Wide Area Surveillance Capability Improvement Project (WASCAP) which commenced in 2009 as one of the first initiatives of the RAAF to address the demands of the Defence Strategic Reform Program.


Royal Australian Navy (RAN)

Again in conjunction with Strategy& (formerly Booz&co), IGOR provided the scope for Cultural Change and a Change Management plan for the first SRP Navy project in 2010 the Mine Hunter Coastal Capability Improvement Project (MHCSCIP).

Head Quarters Joint Operations Command (HQ JOC)

In 2009 IGOR was asked to provide support to HQJOC in reviewing the achievements met as the command established itself in its new location. This Phase 6 review determined the effectiveness and efficiency of the integrated HQJOC and its operation within the higher ADF Command and Control arrangements.

Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)

In 2006 IGOR was sought to contribute Change Management, Cultural Analysis and Implementation process advise to the DSTO Renewal Implementation Team (DRIT).

In 2008 IGOR was again called upon to assist DSTO capture an understanding of its Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing and Organisational Learning behaviours in order to Enhance Organisational Collaboration.





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