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Victorian Defence Industry - Overview

Victoria’s defence sector is an important part of the state’s economy, contributing up to $8 billion annually.

It employs approximately 18,500 people in industry and the Australian Defence Organisation, and has more than 770 businesses making equipment and providing services for defence activities.

The state’s robust and responsive local supply chain plays a vital role in building and sustaining multiple defence platforms. Victoria has a highly skilled workforce and a strong record in delivering complex defence projects for the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian army, and Royal Australian Air Force.

The Victorian Defence Industry Overview summarises Victoria’s defence industry capabilities across:

  • Land Systems
  • Maritime Systems
  • Digital/Cyber Security
  • Aerospace Systems
  • Research & Development
  • Space

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