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Defence Industrial Capability Plan

Australia’s first Defence Industrial Capability Plan was launched today. The Plan outlines the long-term vision and objectives for Australia’s defence industry, and how the Government and Defence will partner with industry to achieve that vision.

The Plan identifies initial Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities that are considered critical to Defence, being:

  • Collins Class Submarine maintenance and technology upgrade
  • Continuous Shipbuilding Program (including rolling submarine acquisition)
  • Land Combat Vehicle and technology upgrade
  • Enhanced Active and Passive Phased Array Radar Capability
  • combat clothing survivability and signature reduction technologies
  • advanced signal processing capability in Electronic Warfare, Cyber and Information Security, and Signature Management technologies and operations
  • surveillance and intelligence data collection, analysis, dissemination and complex systems integration
  • test, evaluation, certification and systems assurance
  • munitions and small arms research, design, development and manufacture
  • aerospace platform deep maintenance.

A dedicated Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority grants program with funding of up to $17 million per year will commence in the second half of 2018.

The Defence Industrial Capability Plan can be downloaded at: www.defence.gov.au/SPI/Industry/CapabilityPlan.