Maritime Domain Industry Forum

Following the release of the 2024 National Defence Strategy (NDS), the Integrated Investment Program (IIP) and the Defence Industry Development Strategy (DIDS) by the Government, Navy will use this Maritime Domain Industry Forum to provide industry more detail on the maritime domain priorities in the rebuilt IIP.

The aim is for industry to gain a better understanding of the IIP changes and information on when and where future industry opportunities may be available. Admiral Stephen Hughes, Head Navy Capability, aims to give industry sufficient time and notice on Navy needs to enable it to lean in, invest and deliver accelerated Defence capabilities.



The Government’s recent release of the National Defence Strategy (NDS) and the Integrated Investment Program (IIP) – along with the Defence Industry Development Strategy (DIDS), response to the Independent Analysis of Navy’s Surface Combatant Fleet and the Defence Strategic Review last year mark a new era for Navy and its contribution to ADF’s integrated and focused force.

Defence industry is a critical partner in achieving the outcomes outlined in the NDS, IIP and DIDS. Australia’s strategic circumstances require the targeted development of the sovereign defence industrial base in areas of strategic priority. The Government will support businesses to increase their scale and competitiveness to enable them to deliver Sovereign Defence Industrial Priorities (SDIPs). The SDIPs in the DIDS have been embedded within and informed the design of the IIP.

Admiral Stephen Hughes, RADM, RAN, Head Navy Capability is holding an unclassified Maritime Domain Industry Forum (previously Maritime Environment Working Group) for all interested defence industry on 2 July 2024. The focus of the engagement will be on the maritime domain in the context of the integrated and focused joint force. The event will be held in Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy (Adams Hall). Secure a spot now for this event by filling out the Registration Form.

Following the unclassified forum, Stephen will be facilitating a series of classified (SECRET) Working Groups with selected companies that align with our immediate industrial capability outcomes and that hold appropriate security clearances. This will be by invitation only across three focus sessions (undersea warfare, surface combatants and maritime C5 and enablers) and held in Canberra on 3 July 2024 at a classified facility (to be confirmed). Further details will be advised in due course.

The new strategic direction provides us with a unique opportunity to engage in how collectively we will deliver capability through an Australian defence industrial base that creates a stronger, more secure Australia.

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Tuesday July 2

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