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Defence Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group

Public Australian Industry Capability Plans

Background

Public Australian Industry Capability (AIC) plans set out the plans and forecast opportunities that contracted Defence suppliers will provide for Australian industry involvement in major Defence capability projects and sustainment activities.

The level of detail incorporated into each public AIC plan is expected to vary in content ranging from brief high-level summaries to more detailed statements depending upon the scope and complexity of the potential Australian industry component of the procurement.

The level of detail published will also depend on the security, commercial restrictions or caveats that apply to the information and the likelihood of any requirement to amend contracts and their associated AIC plans over their agreed term.

The implementation of this reform in Defence is consistent with the broader Australian Industry Participation initiative now in force to strengthen opportunities for Australian industry to compete for work across government.

Under the AIC program, it is a requirement that tailored versions of AIC plans be prepared for public release. Plans published to date can be accessed via the tables below.

Disclaimer: The information provided in the public AIC plans below is based on information provided by the company that is managing the particular AIC plan and is accurate as at the date of publication. Any questions or issues related to the information contained in a public AIC plan (including confirmation of the information's currency) should be directed to the contact listed in that plan. Website visitors should note that the public AIC plans may contain links to other websites not controlled by Defence. Defence does not control, nor does it have responsibility for, these websites, nor does the inclusion of the link constitute any form of endorsement of those websites by Defence.

List of plans

Aerospace

Project Company Description
AIR G-1A C-17A Capability
Public Plan (PDF)
NEW
1 May 2017
Boeing Defence Australia The Public AIC Plan contains advice on future scope of Australian industry opportunities as in-service support for the C-17A capability. The contract duration is 5 years.
C130-J Through Life Support Contract
Public Plan (PDF)
NEW
17 July 2017
Airbus Group Australia Pacific Limited Airbus Group Australia Pacific Limited is contracted as the prime contractor responsible for providing and managing through life support products and services for the Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft.
LAIRCM Australian Support and Repair Program
Public Plan (PDF)
NEW
16 May 2017
Northrop Grumman Australia The provision of sustainment support and repair services for the AN/AAQ-24(V) Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system to the Royal Australian Air Force. The project is 6 years into an 8-year contract.

AIR 3024 Phase 1 – Woomera Test Range Remediation (Acquisition)
Public Plan (PDF)

15 April 2016

Raytheon Australia

Raytheon Australia has been contracted by Defence to replace the aerospace test, evaluation, research and engineering equipment at the Woomera Test Range.

AIR 3024 Phase 1 – Woomera Test Range Remediation (Support)
Public Plan (PDF)

15 April 2016

Raytheon Australia

Raytheon Australia has been contracted by Defence to deliver support services to the Woomera Test Range.

AIR 5077 Phase 5A – E-7A Wedgetail Mandatory Interoperability Upgrades
Public Plan

28 July 2015

Boeing Defence Australia

Boeing Defence Australia has been contracted by Defence to deliver interoperability compliance upgrades to the E-7A Wedgetail aircraft.

AIR 5077 Phase 5A – E-7A Wedgetail Mandatory Interoperability Upgrades – Stage 1
Public Plan (PDF)

18 May 2016

Boeing Defence Australia

Boeing Defence Australia has been contracted by Defence to deliver interoperability compliance upgrades to the E-7A Wedgetail aircraft.

AIR 5428 – Pilot Training System (Acquisition)
Public Plan (PDF)
12 September 2016

Lockheed Martin Australia

Lockheed Martin Australia has been contracted by Defence to deliver a pilot training system to the Australian Defence Force. This system consists of Pilatus PC-21 aircraft, aircraft simulators, electronic classrooms, training aids, data management system and complete maintenance management of the aircraft and other hardware.

AIR 5428 – Pilot Training System (Services)
Public Plan (PDF)

12 September 2016

Lockheed Martin Australia

Lockheed Martin Australia has been contracted by Defence to deliver sustainment services for the Australian Defence Force pilot training system.

AIR 5431 Phase 1 – Deployable Defence Air Traffic Management and Control System
Public Plan (PDF)

4 November 2014

Indra Australia

Indra Australia has been contracted to supply and support mission systems for the delivery of deployable air traffic control and management systems.

AIR 5431 Phase 2 – Fixed Defence Air Traffic Control Surveillance Sensors (Acquisition)
Public Plan (PDF)

4 June 2015

Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space has been contracted by Defence to supply and support fixed Defence air traffic control surveillance sensors.

AIR 5431 Phase 2 – Fixed Defence Air Traffic Control Surveillance Sensors (Support)
Public Plan (PDF)

4 June 2015

Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space has been contracted by Defence to supply and support fixed Defence air traffic control surveillance sensors.

Air Combat Manoeuvring Instrumentation
Public Plan (PDF)

7 April 2015

Cubic Defence Applications

Cubic Defence Applications will be supplying a 5th-generation air combat maneouvering instrumentation capability.

Aircraft Cargo Loader
Public Plan (PDF)

1 April 2013

TLD America

TLD America will manufacture self-propelled aircraft cargo loaders.

Aircraft Structural Integrity and Engine Structural Integrity Engineering Services
Public Plan (PDF)

12 September 2016

Qinetic Australia

Qinetic Australia has been contracted by Defence to support the assurance of aircraft structural integrity and engine structural integrity engineering services.

AP-3C Advanced Flight Simulator
Public Plan (PDF)

24 September 2014

CAE Australia

CAE Australia is providing a through-life support solution to Defence’s AP-3C advanced flight simulator.

E7-A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control Capability to the RAAF
Public Plan (PDF)

15 March 2016

Boeing Defence Australia

Boeing Defence Australia has been contracted by Defence under Project Wedgetail for the provision of sustainment support services for the E7-A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control capability to the Air Force.

Hornet Air Crew Training System Improvement Program
Public Plan (PDF)

27 November 2013

Raytheon Australia

Raytheon Australia will be upgrading the Hornet Air Crew Training System.

Propulsion Systems Maintenance Support Contract
Public Plan (PDF)

28 April 2016

StandardAero

StandardAero has been contracted by Defence to provide the propulsion system maintenance support solution to the AP-3C, C-27J and C-130J aircraft.

RAAF F/A-18A/B (Classic) Mission System Deeper Maintenance
Public Plan (PDF)

7 February 2013

Boeing Defence Australia

Boeing Defence Australia will provide deeper maintenance services including routine and special servicing, maintenance, engineering and associated logistics support to the RAAF F/A-18A/B (Classic) mission system, as well as the provision of training services and development of the technical mastery for RAAF technicians.

Tactical Information Environment Capability Assurance Services
Public Plan (PDF)

6 January 2017

Boeing Defence Australia

Boeing Defence Australia has been contracted to provide tactical information environment capability assurance services for 3 years. These services are required to support the ADF Tactical Data Link Authority to ensure correct tactical data link functionality at the platform level to achieve single, joint and coalition technical data link interoperability for the ADF through the issue of a Certificate of Conformance and Approval to Operate.

Land

Project Company Description
LAND 121 Phase 3B (Support Contract)
Public Plan (PDF)
NEW
27 September 2017
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia Rheinmetall has been contracted by Defence with this Public AIC Plan covering the through-life support services for the assets acquired under LAND 121 Phase 3B.

JP 2072 Phase 2A — Support Services to the Tactical Communications Network System
Public Plan (PDF)

30 November 2015

Raytheon Australia

Raytheon has been contracted to provide support service to the tactical communications network systems including radio equipment and their ancillaries.

JP 2097 Phase 1B – Project Redfin
Public Plan (PDF)

21 August 2014

Supacat

Supacat has been contracted by Defence to supply 89 Special Operations Vehicles - Commando (SOV-Cdo) under JP 2097 Phase 1B.

LAND 40 Phase 2 Lightweight Automatic Grenade Launcher (Acquisition)
Public Plan (PDF)

20 October 2016

NIOA

NIOA has been contracted by Defence to supply the Mk 47 Automatic Lightweight Grenade Launcher, associated spares, integrated logistics support (ILS) data and training.

LAND 40 Phase 2 Lightweight Automatic Grenade Launcher (Support)
Public Plan (PDF)

21 August 2015

NIOA

NIOA has been contracted by Defence to support the General Dynamics Mk 47 Automatic Lightweight Grenade Launcher.

LAND 53 Phase 1BR – Enhanced Night Fighting Equipment
Public Plan (PDF)

22 December 2016

L3 Oceania Communications

L3 Oceania Communications has been contracted to supply enhanced night-fighting equipment including binocular night-vision devices, laser aiming & illumination devices and laser aiming & illumination ranging devices.

LAND 121 Phase 3B (Acquisition)
Public Plan (PDF)

1 August 2013

Haulmark Trailers Australia

Haulmark Trailers Australia will supply medium heavy capability trailers under LAND 121 Phase 3B.

LAND 121 Phase 3B (Acquisition)
Public Plan (PDF)

17 March 2017

Rheinmetall Military Vehicles Australia

Rheinmetall will supply missions systems for a medium heavy capability consisting of approximately 2500 vehicle systems and approximately 3000 modules under LAND 121 Phase 3B.

LAND 121 Phase 4 Protected Mobility Vehicle – Light
Public Plan (PDF)

4 October 2016

Thales Australia

Thales Australia has been contracted by Defence to provide a Protected Mobility Vehicle – Light (PMV-L) system capability.

LAND 125 Phase 3B – Solder Combat Ensemble – Protection Elements
Public Plan (PDF)

4 June 2016

Craig International Ballistics

Craig International Ballistics has been contracted by Defence to manufacture and supply soldier combat ensemble – protection elements.

LAND 125 Phase 3B – Tiered Combat Helmet
Public Plan (PDF)

17 December 2015

Aquaterro Aquaterro has been contracted by Defence to provide tiered combat helmets and related support services under a standing offer arrangement.

LAND 998 Phase 1 Replacement Aviation Fire Trucks
Public Plan (PDF)

13 April 2015

Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation has been contracted by Defence to supply 28 replacement aviation fire trucks to the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Army.

F88 Rifle Factory Thorough Rebuild
Public Plan (PDF)

14 February 2014

Thales Australia

Thales Australia is contracted by Defence for the supply of services involving the Factory Thorough Rebuild of the F88 Austeyr rifle variants currently in service with the Australian Defence Force.

Slouch Hats
Public Plan (PDF)

10 April 2013

Akubra Hats

Akubra Hats will manufacture slouch hats.

Slouch Hats
Public Plan (PDF)

18 June 2013

Mountcastle

Mountcastle will manufacture slouch hats.

Standard Combat Uniform and Accessories
Public Plan (PDF)

23 April 2013

Australian Defence Apparel

Australian Defence Apparel will manufacture standard combat uniforms and accessories.

Standard Combat Uniform and Accessories
Public Plan

12 March 2013

Pacific Brands Workwear Group

Pacific Brands Workwear Group will manufacture standard combat uniforms and accessories.

Strategic Munitions Interim Contract
Public Plan (PDF)

13 June 2017

Australian Munitions

Australian Munitions has been contracted by Defence for the supply of products and services through the operation and maintenance of the Mulwala Propellants and Explosives facility at the Benalla Munitions facility.

Maritime

Project Company Description
Future Frigate Group Maintenance Contracts
Public Plan (PDF)
NEW
11 October 2017
Thales Australia Thales Australia, with a range of subcontractors, provides a program of repair and maintenance for the major fleet units of the Royal Australian Navy.

Main Storage Batteries and Ancillaries for Collins Class Submarines
Public Plan (PDF)
UPDATED
6 July 2017

Pacific Marine Batteries

Pacific Marine Batteries has been contracted by Defence for the provision of twin cells, associated ancillary subsystems and services for the Collins-class submarines main storage battery system.

CN43 — HMAS Sirius In-Service Support Contract
Public Plan (PDF)

10 March 2017

ASP Ship Management

ASP Ship Management has been contracted by Defence for the provision of maintenance support services until 2019 for HMAS Sirius.

SEA 1397 Phase 5B – Nulka Upgrade
Public Plan (PDF)

18 September 2014

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has been contracted to retain and continue the development of the update for the Nulka system.

SEA 1408 Phase 2 — Torpedo Self-Defence Sensor
Public Plan (PDF)

16 November 2016

Saab Australia

Saab Australia has been contracted by Defence to provide the Anzac class with a torpedo self-defence sensor suite integrated with the combat management system. This capability is to be installed in the Anzac-class ships and shore facilities.

The contracted activities focus on one Priority Industry Capability, Acoustic Technologies and Systems.

SEA 1448 Phase 4B Stage 3 – Integration Risk Reduction
Public Plan

29 April 2015

Saab Australia

Saab Australia has been contracted by Defence to provide integration risk reduction services under the Anzac Ship Integrated Materiel Support Program Alliance Master Agreement.

SEA 1654 Phase 3 – Auxiliary Oil Replenishment Vessels
Public Plan

14 October 2016

Navantia S.A.

Navantia S.A. has been contracted by the Commonwealth of Australia to construct two auxiliary oil replenishment vessels to replace the in-service HMAS Success and HMAS Sirius.

Anzac Class Ship Repair and Maintenance Services
Public Plan (PDF)

21 August 2015

Naval Ship Management (Australia)

Naval Ship Management (Australia) is an incorporated joint venture between Babcock Australia and United Group Infrastructure. It will provide ship repair and maintenance services for the eight Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigates over the next 5 years under the Anzac Group Maintenance Contract.

Anzac Ship Integrated Materiel Support Program Alliance Master Agreement
Public Plan (PDF)

21 August 2015

Saab Australia and BAE Systems

The Anzac Ship Integrated Materiel Support Program Alliance Master Agreement became effective on 1 May 2007. The primary function of this alliance contract is to manage the delivery of integrated materiel support activities and projects that will provide through-life support of the Anzac mission system, to meet Defence capability and operational requirements for the Anzac class.

Collins Class Submarine In-Service Support Contract
Public Plan (PDF)

3 December 2013

ASC

ASC will undertake maintenance and enhancement of the Collins-class submarines.

Collins Class Submarine Training Services Contract
Public Plan (PDF)

3 December 2013

ASC

ASC will provide Collins-class submarine maintenance, safety and escape and operator training to the Royal Australian Navy.

HMAS Choules In-Service Support and Sustainment Contract
Public Plan

21 December 2015

Atlantic and Peninsula Atlantic and Peninsula (A&P) has been contracted by Defence to provide in-service support and sustainment services for HMAS Choules.

LHD Capability Support Coordinator
Public Plan (PDF)

8 July 2015

Kellogg Brown and Root

Kellogg Brown and Root, with subcontractor support from Rolls-Royce Australia Services, will provide capability support coordinator sustainment services for the two LHD ships and fleet of Landing Craft Mechanised - Type 1E Landing Craft for an initial period of 5 years.

LHD Transition In-Service Support
Public Plan (PDF)

24 June 2015

BAE Systems

BAE Systems will provide engineering, maintenance and support services for the two LHD platforms.

Space

Public plans in development.

Electronic Systems

Project Company Description

JP 2008 Phase 5B1 – Wideband Transportable Land Terminals
Public Plan (PDF)

14 April 2015

Raytheon Australia

Raytheon Australia has been contracted by Defence to provide wideband transportable land terminals and associated supplies.

JP 2030 Phase 8 - Joint Command Support Environment Project
Public Plan

15 December 2012

CSC Australia

JP 2030 Phase 8 is providing a single cohesive and integrated joint command support environment for more efficient and effective conduct of ADF operations.

SEA 1448 Phase 4A
Public Plan (PDF)

26 March 2013

Exelis

Exelis will replace the Anzac electronic support system.

SEA 5000 Phase 1
Public Plan (PDF)

3 December 2013

CEA Technologies

CEA Technologies will develop a high-power phased-array radar concept demonstrator.

Collins EW Improvement Project
Public Plan (PDF)

24 February 2016

Jenkins Engineering Defence Systems

Jenkins Engineering Defence Systems has been contracted by Defence to design, develop and manufacture direction-finding periscope antenna units for the Collins-class submarines.

Nulka Active Missile Decoy System – In-Service Support Contract
Public Plan (PDF)

19 August 2016

BAE Systems Australia

The Nulka In-Service Support Contract delivers support and maintenance for the Nulka active missile decoy system.

Over the Horizon Radar
Public Plan (PDF)

2 May 2016

BAE Systems Australia

BAE Systems Australia will provide engineering, maintenance, supply and training support services for the over-the-horizon radar system.

Over the Horizon Radar
Public Plan (PDF)

10 June 2016

Lockheed Martin Australia Electronic Systems

Lockheed Martin Australia Electronic Systems will provide engineering, maintenance, supply and facility support services for the over-the-horizon radar system.

Stardust In-Service Support Contract
Public Plan (PDF)

12 February 2013

Ultra Electronics Avalon Systems

The Stardust In-Service Support Contract covers a number of software installations including JEWOSU analyst software installations, HMAS Watson training software installations, RANTEWSS training software, Western Australia-based analyst/training software installations, WA School of Maritime Warfare Training and Defence Signals Directorate analysis installations.

Corporate

Project Company Description

Defence One Human Resource Information Communication Technology System
Public Plan (PDF)

16 April 2014

Accenture

The Department of Defence has established Defence One to improve the delivery of human resources services to more than 100,000 Australian Defence Force, reserve and civilian personnel. It will do this by delivering a modernised core human resource information communication technology system, along with supporting business and process change. Accenture has been contracted as the systems integrator for the program since October 2011.

Finance Sustainment Services
Public Plan (PDF)

15 October 2014

CSC

CSC has been contracted by Defence to provide a single cohesive finance sustainment capability to support the Defence finance system.

Human Resource Sustainment
Public Plan (PDF)

16 April 2014

Accenture

Accenture has been contracted by Defence to provide 5 years of level 3 sustainment activities for the Defence human resource suite of applications.

Objective Application Sustainment Contract
Public Plan (PDF)

11 November 2013

Jakeman Business Solutions (JBS)

JBS will undertake the maintenance and upgrade of the Objective application.

Single Information Environment (Defence Restricted Network / Defence Secret Network Remediation)
Public Plan (PDF)

16 April 2014

Accenture

A program called Single Information Environment (SIE) has been established to support Defence aspirations by focusing on remediation of Defence Restricted Network and Defence Secret Network. Accenture has been contracted by Defence to support the SIE program by providing program governance, capability build and deployment, testing governance, and migration and deployment management outcomes.

Single Information Environment Remote Access Solution
Public Plan (PDF)

15 September 2014

Accenture

The remote access solution project is focussed on replacing the DREAMS capability on the DRN. Accenture has been contracted by Defence to provide professional services to assist with the execution of this project.