Industry awaiting release of sovereign industrial capabilities policy

Development of a new ‘sovereign industrial capabilities’ policy, covering those military capabilities that are considered to be so important that they must be developed or supported by Australian industry, remains a work in progress. That is despite the Defence Industry Policy Statement that was released with the 2016 Defence White Paper having stated that a transition from … [Read more...]

BAE Systems aims to partner with SMEs as it targets LAND 400

Global defence, aerospace and security company BAE Systems has outlined an international perspective on partnering so as to best leverage the capabilities of SMEs in the context of its pursuit of LAND 400 and other opportunities. “To operate globally, it means you have to partner locally,” said Erwin Bieber, president of the Platforms & Services sector of BAE Systems Inc, … [Read more...]

BAE Systems selects Victorian companies for LAND 400 bid

BAE Systems Australia has announced agreements with Victorian SMEs worth more than $200 million as part of its bid for LAND 400 Phase 2. If the company is successful in its bid for the Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle contract with the AMV35, these agreements for the build phase of the project would create more than 100 supply chain jobs in Victoria, BAE Systems stated. Selected … [Read more...]

Australia still working out specifics of Triton UAS acquisition

Defence has confirmed that it is considering the acquisition of “up to seven” Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton air vehicles, despite seeking expressions of interest for the delivery of facilities to support only “up to six” aircraft. While the Integrated Investment Program stated that Defence would acquire precisely seven of the remotely piloted aircraft from the early 2020s, it … [Read more...]