Combat vehicles and technology sovereign-industry-engagement plans released

The third Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Implementation Plan iteration was released today, covering combat vehicles and technology upgrades.

FILE PHOTO (2018): A simulated munition explodes next to an Australian Army Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicle – Light during Land Trial 02-18 at the Townsville Field Training Area in north Queensland. Photo by Corporal Nunu Campos.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price today announced the release of the Land Combat and Protected Vehicles and Technology Upgrades Plan.

Minister Price said the Plan provided useful information to businesses who already operate with Defence – and those who aspire to join the industry – to invest in a way that best supported the Australian Defence Force’s capability needs.

“The government is delivering a record $270 billion of defence capability for our men and women in uniform, backing small businesses and creating thousands of Aussie jobs in our defence industry,” Minister Price said.

“The release of this plan is a significant step in providing greater clarity, supporting industry to make the most of this unprecedented opportunity.

“My number one priority is giving small business the tools they need to be involved in our defence industry, and grow their businesses to enable them to enter global markets.”

The plan, available here, provides information on how the government would work with defence industry to build and grow sovereign industrial capabilities.

Today’s plan follows the release of the combat clothing, and the munitions and small-arms plans in December 2019.

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