Navy launches Industry Engagement Strategy

October 8, 2019 – In line with the Morrison Government’s priorities, Defence has reinforced its commitment to work more closely with industry in the new Navy Industry Engagement Strategy. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP launched the Strategy with the Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO, at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2019 in Sydney. Minister Price said Australian businesses were crucial to the success of the Government’s $90 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, which is creating 15,000 Australian jobs and greatly enhancing…

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Hunter-Class Frigate Program maximises opportunities for local suppliers

June 28, 2019 – The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, is encouraging Australian businesses to back themselves and get involved in the Hunter-Class Frigate Program. The Minister welcomed advice that more than 100 Australian suppliers have attended a procurement update in Adelaide to see how they can tap into the prototyping phase of the project, which will begin in 2020. Defence industry businesses that supply minor equipment, material and services can support the first tranche of work, worth an estimated $20 million, as part of the…

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