Industry engagement

Army is dedicated to a strategic partnership with industry that contributes to Government’s broader defence industry policy and complements existing partnerships.

Defence relies upon small, medium and large businesses all over Australia to deliver the capability the Australian Defence Force needs today and for the future. Army’s relationship with industry is increasingly important as technical complexity and integration demands increase.

The Government has a long-term vision for a robust, resilient and internationally competitive Australian industry that is positioned to:

  • meet Defence’s requirements 
  • generate economic growth 
  • support greater employment across Australia.

By working collaboratively with industry in the long term, Army will provide opportunities for Australian defence industry to increase the capacity of its workforce. This in turn will generate future opportunities for Army capability development.

Army’s Industry Statement describes how Army will work with industry to identify and invest in new Australian industry-led technologies, develop faster acquisition models, secure Army's supply chains, and deliver land power.

Army Industry Statement 2022 (PDF 1.75 MB)

Further information about doing business with Defence, including contracting, innovation and tenders, can be found on the Defence website.