Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:00 AM +00:00
For the many thousands of Australians who work for companies that deliver products, solutions and expertise to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) today, there is a recognition that our businesses only exist because BAE Australia can truly offer a decisive and strategic advantage – a winning edge for our armed forces on the modern battlefield. The defence industry has a critical role to play in supporting the requirements of the ADF. The challenge faced today is to rapidly grow the Australian Industry Capability through some of the biggest defence programs ever undertaken in Australia. This is more than simply buying products and services from suppliers. It must be focused on developing and growing the capability of Australian industry to expand our industrial base.