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Public AIC 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

AP-3C Advanced Flight Simulator

Public Plan
24 September 2014

CAE Australia

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

Hornet Air Crew Training System improvement program

Public Plan
27 November 2013

Raytheon Australia

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

Aircraft cargo loader

Public Plan
1 April 2013

TLD America

TLD America will manufacture self-propelled aircraft cargo loaders.

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18A/B (Classic) Mission System deeper maintenance

Public Plan
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.

AIR 5431 Phase 1 – Deployable Defence Air Traffic Management and Control System

Public Plan
4 Nov 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 Combat Manoeuvring Instrumentation (ACMI)

Public Plan
7 April 2015

Cubic Defence Applications

Cubic Defence Applications will be supplying a 5th generation Air Combat Maneouvering Instrumentation capability.

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

Public Plan
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
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 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 5428 – Pilot Training System (Acquisition)

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

Public Plan
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
15 April 2016

Raytheon Australia

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

Aircraft Structural Integrity and Engine Structural Integrity engineering services

Public Plan
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.

AIR 5077 Phase 5A – E-7A Wedgetail Mandatory Interoperability Upgrades – Stage 1

Public Plan
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.

Propulsion Systems Maintenance Support Contract

Public Plan
28 April 2016

StandardAero

StandardAero has been contracted by Defence to provide the Propulsion System Maintenance Support solution to the C-130J, AP-3C and C-27J Aircraft.

E7-A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control capability to the Royal Australian Air Force

Public Plan
15 March 2016

Boeing Defence Australia

Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) 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 Royal Australian Air Force.

Tactical Information Environment Capability Assurance Services

Public Plan
6 January 2017

Boeing Defence Australia Limited

Boeing Defence Australian has been contracted to provide Tactical Information Environment Capability Assurance Services for 3 years. These services are required to support the Australian Defence Force 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 Australian Defence Force through the issue of a Certificate of Conformance and Approval to Operate.

Land

Project

Company

Description

JP 2072 Phase 2A — Support services to the Tactical Communications Network system

Public Plan
30 November 2015

Raytheon Australian Pty Ltd

Raytheon has been contracted to provide support service to the Tactical Communications Network systems including radio equipment and their ancillaries.

LAND 121 Phase 3B (Acquisition)

Public Plan [PDF-507KB]
17 March 2017

Rheinmetall Military Vehicles Australia

Rheinmetall Military Vehicles Australia 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 3B (Acquisition)

Public Plan
1 August 2013

Haulmark Trailers Australia

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

Standard Combat Uniform and Accessories

Public Plan
23 April 2013

Australian Defence Apparel

Australian Defence Apparel will manufacture standard combat uniforms and accessories.

Slouch Hats

Public Plan
10 April 2013

Akubra Hats

Akubra Hats will manufacture slouch hats.

Slouch Hats

Public Plan
18 June 2013

Mountcastle

Mountcastle will manufacture slouch hats.

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.

F88 Rifle Factory Thorough Rebuild

Public Plan
14 February 2014

Thales Australia

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

JP2097 Phase 1B – Project Redfin

Public Plan
21 August 2014

Supacat

Supacat has been contracted by Defence to supply 89 Special Operations vehicles - Commando (SOV-Cdo) under JP2097 Phase 1B.

Strategic Munitions Interim Contract

Public Plan [PDF-242KB]
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.

LAND 40 Phase 2 Lightweight Automatic Grenade Launcher (Acquisition)

Public Plan [PDF-127KB]
20 October 2016

NIOA

NIOA has been contracted by Defence to supply the MK47 Automatic Lightweight Grenade Launcher, associated spares, integrated logistics support (ILS) data and training.

LAND 40 Phase 2 Lightweight Automatic Grenade Launcher (Support)

Public Plan
21 August 2015

NIOA

NIOA has been contracted by Defence to support the General Dynamics MK47 Automatic Lightweight Grenade Launcher.

LAND 998 Phase 1 Replacement Aviation Fire Trucks

Public Plan
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.

Land 125 Phase 3B – Solder Combat Ensemble – Protection Elements

Public Plan
4 June 2016

Craig International Ballistics

Craig International Ballistics has been contracted by Defence to manufacture and supply Soldier Combat Ensemble – Protection Elements.

Land 121 Phase 4 Protected Mobility Vehicle – Light

Public Plan
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 – Tiered Combat Helmet

Public Plan
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 53 Phase 1BR – Enhanced Night Fighting Equipment

Public Plan
22 December 2016

L3 Oceania Communications

L-3 Oceania Communications has been contracted by the Commonwealth of Australia to supply enhanced Night Fighting Equipment including Binocular Night Vision Devices, Laser Aiming & Illumination Devices and Laser Aiming & Illumination Ranging Devices.

Maritime

Project

Company

Description

CN43 — HMAS SIRIUS in-service support contract

Public Plan
10 March 2017

ASP Ship Management Pty Ltd

ASP Ship Management Pty Ltd has been contracted to Defence for the provision of maintenance support services until 2019 for HMAS SIRIUS.

SEA 1408 Phase 2 — Torpedo Self Defence sensor

Public Plan
16 November 2016

Saab Australia Pty Ltd

Saab Australia Pty Ltd has been contracted to Defence to provide to 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 Capabilities (PICs); Acoustic Technologies and Systems.

Collins Class Submarine In Service Support Contract

Public Plan
3 December 2013

ASC

ASC will undertake maintenance and enhancement of the Collins Class submarines.

Collins Class Submarine Training Services Contract

Public Plan
3 December 2013

ASC

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

Anzac Class Ship Repair and Maintenance Services

Public Plan
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 five years under the Anzac Group Maintenance Contract.

LHD Capability Support Coordinator

Public Plan
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 five years.

SEA 1397 Phase 5B – Nulka Upgrade

Public Plan
18 September 2014

BAE Systems

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

LHD Transition In-Service Support

Public Plan
24 June 2015

BAE Systems

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

Anzac Ship Integrated Materiel Support Program Alliance Master Agreement

Public Plan
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.

Provision of Twin Cells, associated Ancillary Sub-systems and Services for the Collins Class Submarines' Main Storage Battery System

Public Plan
21 August 2015

Pacific Marine Batteries

Pacific Marine Batteries has been contracted by Defence to deliver twin cells, associated ancillary sub-systems and services capability for the Collins Class submarines’ main storage battery system

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.

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.

SEA1654-3 – 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 Sires.

Space

Public AIC Plans in development.

Electronic Systems

Project

Company

Description

SEA 5000 Phase 1

Public Plan
3 December 2013

CEA Technologies

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

Over the Horizon Radar

Public Plan
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.

SEA 1448 Ph4A

Public Plan
26 March 2013

Exelis

Exelis will replace the Anzac Electronic Support System.

Over the Horizon Radar

Public Plan
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.

Nulka Active Missile Decoy System – In Service Support Contract

Public Plan
19 August 2016

BAE Systems Australia

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

JP2030 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.

Stardust – In Service Support Contract

Public Plan
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 (WA) based analyst/training software installations, WA School of Maritime Warfare Training and Defence Signals Directorate analysis installations.

JP 2008 Phase 5B1 – Wideband Transportable Land Terminals

Public Plan
14 April 2015

Raytheon Australia

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

Collins EW Improvement Project

Public Plan
24 February 2016

Jenkins Engineering Defence Systems Pty Ltd

Jenkins Engineering Defence Systems Pty Ltd has been contracted by Defence to design, develop and manufacture Direction Finding Periscope Antenna Units for the Collins-class submarines.

Corporate

Project

Company

Description

Objective Application Sustainment Contract

Public Plan
11 November 2013

Jakeman Business Solutions (JBS)

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

Finance Sustainment Services

Public Plan
15 October 2014

CSC

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

Defence One Human Resource Information Communication Technology System

Public Plan
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.

Single Information Environment (Defence Restricted Network / Defence Secret Network Remediation)

Public Plan
16 April 2014

Accenture

A Program called 'SIE' (Single Information Environment) 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 Single Information Environment Program by providing program governance, capability build and deployment, testing governance, and migration and deployment management outcomes.

Human Resource Sustainment

Public Plan
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.

Single Information Environment Remote Access Solution

Public Plan
15 September 2014

Accenture

The RAS 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.