CUE Adelaide 17 is an international defence technology activity being held from 20 November to 1 December 2017 at the old Adelaide Hospital. The activity is not a military exercise, but a way to investigate new and emerging technologies that offer the potential to reduce risks to our soldiers operating in an urban conflict overseas and the innocent civilian inhabitants.
Participants in CUE Adelaide 17 will be working out of the old Adelaide Dental Hospital and neighbouring residential wing of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital and will largely out of public view. The area will be clearly signposted. For realism, participants will be wearing camouflage clothing and carrying equipment, including UNLOADED weapons. CUE Adelaide 17 will be hosted by Defence Science and Technology (DST) under The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) and will involve approximately 100 uniformed personnel and more than 80 researchers from the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia.
The activity has the backing and support of The South Australian Government, Adelaide City Council and the South Australia Police.
CUE Adelaide 17 will be conducted within the vacated old Adelaide Dental Hospital and nearby residential wing within the perimeters of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital. Participants will be mostly out of public view. The areas will be clearly sign posted for public awareness in the lead up to and during the activity. The adjoining multi-story carpark will remain OPEN and the nearby SA Pathology will remain unaffected.