Limitless potential

At the forefront of specialised engineering, technical support, project management and consultancy to defence, security and industry.


Management Consultancy
Program Management
Engineering & Technical Advice
Flight Test Planning
Quality Management
Acquisition & Sustainment
Authoring & Writing


Why choose Ascent?

Australian based, owned & independent

100% Australian, veteran owned and operated management and engineering consultancy agency.

Local and international knowledge

Ascent consultants are intimately familiar with Australian technical regulatory and government acquisition requirements. Additionally, we have international contacts and experience with international partners in Europe and the USA.

Proven track record

Drawn from the military and other high demand backgrounds, we are proven performers in demanding and time critical applications.

Unmatched technical expertise

All of our consultants draw from in excess of 15+ years of professional experience

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Number of Explosive Ordnance items Ascent has exercised Engineering Authority over.


Representation in the 6 most populous cities in Australia.


Average years of experience of our principal consultants.

We provide technical, scientific, and engineering expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests.

Ascent consultants are not like most other consultants. Sure, there are times when simple and practical solutions are all that are required to bring an immediate result. But at other times, you may require innovative or creative thinking to devise a new way forward. Whether it be navigating complex regulations, distilling multiple policies or simply finding a solution to a problem others have been unable to achieve; in those situations, you will be glad you have called upon Ascent. We are a selective employer and that translates into high quality personnel who are capable of much more than merely regular transactional solutions.


A dedicated team of technical specialists

Interested in working with like minded capable and passionate people dedicated to helping our clients succeed? If you think you have what it takes to be an Ascent employee, feel free to contact us for a confidential discussion.

We aim to deliver on our commitments, helping our clients achieve success.


We provide technical, scientific, and engineering expertise to help customers' protect and advance their vital interests.



ADF Torpedo Capability

Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 (RIMPAC 2018), held in Hawaii and off the coast of California, is the world's largest maritime exercise. Ascent assisted in the successful ADF participation at RIMPAC 2018 by delivering time critical torpedo certifications. This permitted RAN submarines to operate with the latest evolution of MK48 Heavyweight Torpedo operating software. We also completed stores clearance certification for MK 54 MOD 0 Exercise torpedoes on both P-8 and MH-60R allowing for the loading, carriage and release of these weapons by ADF crews for the first time.  

Joint Strike Fighter AIR6000

Introduction Into Service of JSF Non-Guided EO

Ascent was competitively selected in late 2018 to develop certification for the Egress/Safe Escape system for the ADF's F-35/A. This included the Transparency Removal System and the US-16E Ejection Seat. Prior to arrival in Australia, Ascent needed to certify the Egress/Safe Escape systems and ensure they complied with ADF EO regulations and the new Defence Aviation Safety Regulations (DASR). This work was achieved before first aircraft arrival in December 2018. After successful delivery, Ascent was again entrusted to certify the entire suite of non-guided EO within significant schedule constraints to support essential capability milestones. This certification included all 25mm cannon ammunition and countermeasures. After liaising with stakeholders, Ascent delivered quality products in the required timelines,which subsequently allowed for validation flight activities to be conducted by 3 Squadron.  This concluded with the first Air to Ground gunnery conducted by an F-35/A in Australia.  




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