Technology and innovation are vital for the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) to maintain a modern and effective defence capability. Advanced technology equips the ADF with cutting-edge capabilities, enhancing operational effectiveness and enabling them to respond to evolving threats. Innovation drives the development of new defence technologies and methodologies, fostering a culture of continuous improvement. By embracing technology and innovation, the ADF enhances situational awareness, operational tempo, and force projection capabilities. This ensures the protection of Australia's national interests, deters potential adversaries and contributes to regional and global security. Additionally, investing in technology and innovation supports the Australian defence industry, driving economic growth, creating jobs, and ensuring self-reliance in defence capabilities.