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Australian government looks to grow sovereign capabilities

20th December 2019 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Australian government has released the first two Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Implementation Plans to Australian industry.

The plans provide information and set key priorities on how the Australian government aims to work with the defence industry to build and grow sovereign industrial capabilities.

The areas covered include munitions and small arms research, design, development and manufacture, combat clothing survivability and signature reduction technologies.

Melissa Price, Minister for Defence Industry, said: ‘[The plans] provide a useful roadmap to help current and aspiring defence industry businesses understand the capability priorities of the Australian Defence Force, now and into the future.

‘Giving small business the tools and support they need to be involved in our defence industry, and grow their businesses to the point they’re ready to enter global markets is my number one priority.’

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