The defence industry in Australia has a great history of providing innovative capability solutions on schedule and within budget. Australia’s defence sector is broad, with skills in R&D, platform and component manufacture, and capability maintenance throughout the air, land, sea, space, and cyber domains.
Defence forces from Australia and its allies have received sophisticated capabilities solutions from Australian defence companies for deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Solomon Islands, South-East Asia, and East Timor.
Delivering modernized defence capabilities requires a strong and capable defence industry. Australian personnel with trade, technical, science, and technological skills will be more in demand over the next ten years and beyond to develop and maintain fleets of new ships, submarines, armoured vehicles, infrastructure, and facilities.
These talents will also help with cyber, electronic, and information-based capabilities, as well as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. It will be crucial to have Australian design, building, sustainment, and support capabilities.