Nova Systems supporting the School To Seas Program
Mar 11, 2020
Nova Systems are proud to work with the New Zealand Navy to help young women get hands-on experience with robotics during the ‘School To Seas’ Programme.
This exciting initiative gives 32 students from around New Zealand the opportunity spend a week aboard a Royal New Zealand Navy ship exploring careers in STEM and the marine industry.
As part of our commitment to creating a culture of diversity, inclusion and equality Nova Systems are delighted to sponsor this excellent tech and operations camp. “School to Seas” will give 32 young women the chance to see the many pathways available to them in STEM and the marine industry.
Students in Year 13, with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics applied to join the camp. The participants will:
- Learn the basics of work and life onboard a ship
- Get hands-on experience with machinery, robotics and electronics
- Grow confidence in maths and science subjects at school and learn how to apply this knowledge in a real career
- Plan and execute a real navigation exercise
- Develop leadership and resilience skills during specialist workshops
- Mix and mingle with fantastic servicewomen and men
- Ask questions, hear stories, make like-minded friends!
To find out more visit www.schooltoseas.co.nz or follow #NZNavy – See where a future in STEM could take you!
International Women's Day 2020 #EachforEqual
Mar 6, 2020
An equal world is an enabled world. This year for International Women’s Day Nova renewed its commitment to creating a culture of diversity, inclusion and equality, and in so doing, deliver on its promise of being a people-focused employer and a great place to work.
Nova believes in empowering our people to succeed and our team are actively encouraged and supported to develop to their full potential. Across the country today we celebrated #IWD2020 by attending a number of dedicated events and celebrations. Fantastic to see such diverse representation across the Business community across all the events.
As a people-focused employer – Nova Group is dedicated to creating a culture of diversity, inclusion and equality. We believe that diversity and inclusion is a fundamental part of providing a great place to work and are committed to the belief that an equal world is an enabled world!
Nova Systems Norway - Supporting NH-90
Feb 27, 2020
€15M Norwegian Defence Contract awarded to Nova Systems in support of the NH90 maritime helicopter programme
Nova Systems Norway, a subsidiary of Nova Systems UK has been awarded a 2-year framework contract worth €15m by the Norwegian Armed Forces to support the NH90 maritime helicopter programme. The contract award, won through an open and competitive tender, signifies a significant expansion for Nova Norway, doubling the size of its Norwegian operations. Work will start in January 2020.
The NH90 is a medium-sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter, developed in response to NATO requirements for a multiple capability helicopter. Although Norway has operated the NH90 from Coastguard ships in a SAR & surveillance role for a number of years, the Norwegian Naval Frigate Helicopter (NFH) variant of the NH90 is being introduced to further support the strategic requirement to patrol and protect Norwegian territorial waters from current and future threats, as well as contributing increased Anti- Submarine Warfare (ASW) capability to NATO forces and operations.
Although rotary wing ASW represents a new capability for the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF), it is a warfare domain that Nova possesses extensive experience drawing upon staff from Norway, the UK and Australia. Nova will initially provide an expert team of 10-12 operators, engineers and software specialists that will be fully embedded with RNoAF and Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) personnel at the new squadron building based at Haakonsvern Naval Base near Bergen (which accommodates both 334 Squadron and the NH90 OT & E Squadron). The Nova team has a wealth of operational ASW experience on maritime helicopters operating from ships and will be able to greatly assist in the accelerated delivery of an operational ASW capability.
Nova Systems Becomes foundation Member of AROSE
Feb 19, 2020
Nova Systems is pleased to announce its involvement in the Launch of the new industry-led initiative for the Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) Consortium, backed by the Government of Western Australia, Department of Jobs Tourism, Science and Innovation (DJTSI).
The 17th of February 2020 marks the Official Launch for the Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth organisation called AROSE. Nova will be represented among 7 Australian Founding Companies showing their commitment to align Australia’s technology with international space missions. The collaboration of founding companies comprises of both research and industry members with the goal to propel Australia’s involvement in space, building upon Australia’s world-class operations technology. The initiative has the backing of the Western Australian Government and will include an earmarked Remote Operations hub in WA. The initiative extends from the recent Federal Government commitment of $150 million to invest in new ideas and future jobs for Australia to join the NASA Moon to Mars and NASA Artemis lunar program.
Nova Group CEO, Greg Hume commented on the opportunity AROSE provides in the field of complex technology – “AROSE presents a unique opportunity for multiple industry domains to engage, to access, and enable cutting-edge technologies to help solve the problems of today, as well as the
complex challenges awaiting us over the horizon in the field of remote operations”
The Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) was established to unify Australia’s technology and to spearhead Australia’s space offerings internationally. The initiative is expected to create avenues for Australian business to access the global space market, at the same time as invigorating the hi-tech industry. Through means of industry collaboration, AROSE seeks to increase Australia’s application of space-derived technology and systems to enhance the efficiency of the way we do business back home.
Nova is a proud partner of the AROSE vision. With a rich history in the field of Aerospace and Defence, Nova is committed to being a part of the growing momentum of Australian Space, inspiring the next generation of problem solvers and rising to the challenges of our age.
To view the AROSE media release –