Dan Skinner is a former ARA RAInf Soldier and Officer. A Graduate of RMC, Dan fulfilled a number of Regimental, Training, Staff and Operational roles prior to leaving the Army as a Major after 18 years. Following that service, Dan has worked in Defence Industry, both as a Contractor in the Rapid Prototyping Development & Evaluation (RPDE) and then writing Operational Concept Documents (OCD), such as LAND 91 Phase 6 Small Arms, LAND 40 Phase 2 DFSW, LAND 154 CIED, AIR 7000 MUAS etc. He currently identifies, seeks out and supplies innovative systems for the ADF, NZDF, PNGDF and militaries in the Asia Pacific Region. Systems solutions for the ADF include equipment for LAND 125 Phase 3b/c, LAND 53-1BR Phase 1 and JP 3025 Phase 1.
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