September 1st, 2020
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Enabling Members to do Better Business in Defence
Hi there,

We're very close now to the advised end of Lockdown 2.0 (as all Victorians breath a sigh of relief)!

The Government continues to support the nation's economic recovery and specifically the Defence Industry by continuing to roll out new contracts and grants. This past week we have received another couple of boosts for the Defence Industry.

We do say this a lot, however... "There has never been a better time to secure your piece of the Defence investment
(proposed at half a trillion + dollars over the next decade!).

Reach out today, to see how ADA-Vic can enable you to do Better Business in Defence

What's in this edition...?
We've been very busy over the past couple of months taking feedback from you (our members) and then developing better ways of communicating with you - in more engaging ways.

We hope you enjoy the new look and feel of our communications with you!

Further information about the topics below can be found by following the linked text; taking you to our website or another relevant website.

From the Government

Opportunities for Industry

  • Lockheed Martin calls for supply chain for Missile and Fire Control, portal here
  • Hanwha opens the doors to Australian supply chain, more info here, sign-up portal here
  • ASC P/L calls for industry to be part of submarine sustainment program, portal here
  • BAE Systems calls for industry participation for their Global Access Program, portal here
  • Australian Military Sales Catalogue = get in Quick... more here

Travel & Working During Lockdown

If you have any questions concerning your eligibility to continue with on-site operations under Phase 4 restrictions in Victoria, an Industry Coordination Centre has been set up within the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. There is a lot of useful information about and a template for the "Permitted Workers Scheme" here. The Industry Coordination Centre has been setup to support industry and consider ‘grey area’ cases to determine if you can safely operate under Stage 4 restrictions. Should you wish to speak to the Industry Coordination Centre, please call Business Victoria on 13 22 15.

Our Last Event
Maritime Programs - Update

Another fantastic event brought to you by VDA in partnership with ADA-Vic


On the 27th August we heard from:

1. Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG)
  • Sheryl Lutz - First Assistant Secretary, Ships
  • RADM Wendy Malcolm, Head Maritime Systems, on Plan Galileo

2. Naval Shipbuilding Institute
  • Ian Irving, Chief Executive of the Naval Shipbuilding Institute

If you weren't at this briefing here are some key take aways:

There are numerous current opportunities and more upcoming opportunities for Australian Industry to be a part of the Maritime Asset new build, upgrade and sustainment programs.

  • Defence's 'Plan Galileo' (more info here) is rolling out and is calling for AIC. More information will be shared in due course about specific opportunities... stay tuned
  • The Naval Shipbuilding institute has a comprehensive plan to skill up an Australian workforce to be the "best in the business"

ASC built the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of 6 Collins Class Submarines and now provides design enhancement, maintenance and through-life support for the fleet.
From the Government & Defence
As the Commonwealth government continues to navigate through the economic turmoil resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, it has shifted gears to enhance the opportunities available to Australian business.

Businesses in the defence industry seeking to participate in the government’s $270 billion capability investment will benefit from updated Commonwealth procurement guidelines, here

  • Minister Price (Minister for Defence Industry) advised that there are some 15,000 Australian businesses and around 70,000 employees that benefit for the Commonwealth’s investment in Defence. Since March Defence has processed approximately 190,000 invoices, totalling $14 billion of which some $10 billion has been paid early.
  • CEDA webinar stated that Defence was negotiating a minimum of 60 percent local content to be included in the Future Submarine contract. Leurssen is expected to achieve 68 percent local content in the OPV contract
  • Australian Industry Capability:
    • Audit program is nearing completion. It will be a targeted program over time to confirm compliance with AIC obligations. Failure to meet AIC obligations will be detrimental to secure future defence contracts.
    • Contractual provisions will be strengthened with AIC being included in Statements of Work and Conditions of Contract.
  • The Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) grants program will have a significant increase in funding, more here
  • Measures are in place to promote domestic economic growth, more here
  • Land Combat and Protected Vehicles and Technologies Upgrade Sovereign Industry Capability Priority Implementation and Industry Plans have been released, more here
  • New small business research grants program, more here
  • David Johnston has his tenure as the Defence Export Advocate extended by 12 months. Defence Export Office to implement a range of online support services, more here
  • $1 billion defence industry stimulus package, more here
  • The Australian Defence Export Office launches fully subsidised online pitch training, more here
  • DST Group encourages SMEs to participate in the STaR Shots Program. More details on this program can be found here
  • Defence Innovation Hub update: $105 million has been allocated from the DIH to 150 businesses and 25 universities in the last year. 80 percent has gone to SMEs and 25 percent to new entrants to the defence industry sector. The DIH will be hosting webinars from 23 November 2020.
  • The CDIC will host an ‘Innovation in Defence’ webinar on 15 September 2020. Register here

Other Items:

  • Babcock calls for Australian Industry to register as suppliers for LAND 125 Phase 4, more here
  • Logistic Engineering Services to partner with Babcock on LAND 2097 Phase 4, more here
  • DMTC receives a contract extension, more here
  • AMAERO secures contract with Gilmour Space, more here
  • The Australian Space Agency is seeking information from industry to support future space missions, more here
  • The Commonwealth launches Moon to Mars - Capability Grants program, more here
  • Kinexus had posted three new blogs on the availability of security cleared ICT staff, electrical engineers and aerospace engineers, more here
  • Deakin’s wins autonomous vehicle technology contract with defence, more here
  • The Australian Information Industry Association is holding an ICT in Space webinar, more here
  • The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network is holding a Pathways into Defence cyber webinar, more here
  • The ADF’s continues to trial Spee3D’s portable 3D metal printing capability. While the article states Spee3D is a Darwin based tech company, Spee3D Pty Ltd is a Victorian registered company, more here
  • Lockheed Martin calls for supply chain for Missile and Fire Control, portal here  
  • Lockheed Martin online training packages, more here
From the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC)

  • The report from the CDIC Review is with the Minister for Defence Industry. The report will be made public in due course

Team Defence Australia

TDA & Defence Exports Office

'Pitching Your Business'
course Free of Charge (FOC).

See article here for more details and to download the brochure.
Join a 'Team Defence Australia' industry delegation for international trade events.

Applications via the ADEO page at ICN

Should you have any questions about Defence trade shows or the EOI application process, please direct your enquiries to

We collate the Defence centric tenders from Austender for you each week
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