Hunter Defence’s core objective is to promote Hunter Defence industry expertise to drive manufacturing, supply and sustainment opportunities to the region. In line with this, there are a range of current Defence Primes opportunities which NSW and Hunter SMEs and industry partners are well-positioned to take advantage of. 

ADEO - Team Defence Australia

TDA is planning for a trade mission to the following trade show:

Sea, Air Space at National Harbour in the US from 1 to 4 August.   Sea-Air-Space brings defence industry and key military decision-makers together for three days of informative educational sessions, important policy discussions and a dynamic exhibit hall floor.  Owned and produced by the Navy League of the United States, Sea-Air-Space attracts maritime leaders from sea services around the globe.  More show info available here:

Registrations close on 30 April and it will be the first overseas event in a considerable time

EOI TEAM SABRE - Land 125 Phase 4 Integrated Soldier System

L125-4 aims to enhance the ADF’s ability to respond with new technology to rapidly changing threat environments, whilst reducing the cognitive and physical burden placed on modern soldiers. Team SABRE will design integrate and deliver its Soldier Augmentations and Battlefield Robotic Enablers solution in Australia with maximum participation of Australian Industry.

Team SABRE is committed to achieving the objectives of the Defence Industry Policy Statement and its approach to development and innovation with Australian Industry is founded on 3 pillars. These are:

  1. A product agnostic approach for the full scope of equipment to maximise opportunities for Australian suppliers to win work
  2. Development of local facilities, equipment and supply chains to decrease or eliminate dependence on overseas facilities
  3. Foster innovation, knowledge transfer, skill development and IP creation, to make the Australian Defence Industry’s workforce smarter and more capable.

The full scope of equipment the ADF is seeking to procure is open to supply from Australian Industry. The project also includes the provision of simulation systems, training and R&D services among others and Team SABRE will seek industry and academic partners across these areas, in addition to the supply of soldier equipment and robotics.

Through Team SABRE, Land 125-4 presents an opportunity to create a truly Australian Integrated Soldier System.

More information about the project you can find here


To facilitate the ADFs modernisation of its bulk fuel storage and distribution capability, URL Operations and Maintenance Pty Ltd is responding to the call for tender (Joint Project 8190) and requesting expressions of interest from relevant product and service suppliers.

To find out more, visit the ICN Gateway. Shortlisted SMEs will be invited to tender Work Packages as needed. The multi-year contract is expected to be awarded in 2022.

Northrop Grumman Australia – Space Systems project – FULL SCOPE CLOSES 30 SEPTEMBER

It offers significant opportunity for NSW and Hunter-based industry partners to participate in a strategically important program to build and maintain an enduring Australian space capability, with an opportunity to enter export markets. 

The program is a $7B undertaking and potential opportunities for industry involvement include software development, systems integration, facilities construction, system operators, sustainment, and participation in the supply chain through manufacture and supply of sub-systems and components. There are 24 packages separated into six categories:

  1. Space Segment 
  2. Ground Segment 
  3. Control Segment 
  4. Contract 
  5. Next Generation Solutions, and
  6. Support Systems 

Full details can be found at Northrop Grumman Australia Space Systems

In addition to the Space Systems Project, there are several projects in NSW that offer strong opportunities for Hunter-based businesses:: 

If Hunter Defence can assist you and your business in any way to scope and approach these opportunities, please contact us