Hunter Defence’s core objective is to promote Hunter Defence Industry.

To demonstrate the capability of established Hunter defence industry suppliers to government and primes, as well as upskilling local SMEs to become ‘Defence ready’. 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.

Current Defence Primes opportunities for NSW and Hunter Industry

As part of Lockheed Martin Australia's (LMA) sovereign rotary-wing sustainment network, LMA sustains the Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk and is the potential industry partner in support of the proposed UH-60M Black Hawk as part of the Australian Army's Land 4507-1 program.

LMA is looking to engage with Australian Industry to further expand existing sovereign capabilities related to rotary-wing support and sustainment through an expression of interest.

Categories of interest include;

  • Aero-Mechanical Components & Aeronautical Product manufacturing
  • Composite and Non-Composite Aerostructure manufacture and repair
  • Aerospace Component Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO)
  • Aeronautical Ground Support Equipment Support Supply & Support
  • Aerospace Logistics & Engineering Management Tools

LMA is looking to engage with organisations across Australia to support a multi-location sustainment network.

Upon registration through the ICN Gateway, LMA Industrial Development and Rotary-Wing Program staff will assess respondents based on the listed categories of opportunities and the volume of specific opportunities to that category. Staff will then make contact with organisations for further engagement and to advise of specific opportunities in that category or requirements to be eligible for further opportunity.

Organisations with existing regulatory approvals such as DASR, CASR and ISO are strongly encouraged to respond.

Click here to register and find out more.

Thales UWS is seeking to gain a detailed understanding of Australian industry for organisations with the design and technical capability to manufacture, supply and support the ‘MiPath Unmanned Surface Vessel’ outlined in this Expression of Interest (EOI). Note Thales is looking for an organisation to partner with who can provide the Unmanned Surface Vessel as a turn-key solution.

This opportunity offers the successful organisation the potential to partner with Thales in Australia for the SEA1905 Programme and global defence programmes through the Thales Global Supply Chain.

Find out more or register your EOI here.

ICN has recently listed the Expression of Interest for Hobart-Class Guided Missile Destroyers (DDGs) - KBR Asset Management Team.

KBR has formed a team to respond to the Request for Tender (MSD/RFT/204921/1) which will provide Capability Life Cycle Manager (CLCM) services and Capability Enhancement and Integration Program (CEIP) services to sustain the DDGs through-life.

KBR as the CLCM will work with the DDGSPO and the Regional Maintenance Centre (RMC) network to ensure sustainment of the DDG’s is identified, planned and executed in accordance with the approved Annual Work Plan (AWP) and approved work packages.

KBR is approaching the market through this EOI to:

  1. Identify sovereign industry capabilities that can be applied to the management of the DDG assets,
  2. Identify organisations that KBR will pre-qualify into its existing supply chain to specifically address DDG supply chain requirements, and
  3. Ensure all incumbent DDG suppliers have an opportunity to engage with us.

Find out more or register your EOI here.

Thales UWS is seeking to gain a detailed understanding of Australian industry for organisations with the design and technical capability to manufacture, integrate and supply the ‘Portable Operations Centre’ system outlined in this Expression of Interest (EOI). Note Thales is looking for an organisation to partner with who can provide a turn-key solution.

This opportunity offers the successful organisation the potential to partner with Thales in Australia for the SEA1905 Programme and global defence programmes through the Thales Global Supply Chain.

Find out more or register your EOI here.

On 27 August 2021, the Australian Government announced a further $260.9 million in funding to extend IFAM to mid-2022, giving Australian businesses reliant on airfreight extra time to adapt to the new international trade environment.

More information can be found on the Austrade website here

If Hunter Defence can assist you and your business in any way to scope and approach these opportunities, please CONTACT US.

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