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capacity to deliver and manage such a significant investment program is a big challenge for both sides and it will re- quire a continued focus on collaborative, integrated behaviours from all parties.
“All whilst effectively harnessing the op- portunities the digital revolution is bring- ing. Aurecon is excited about how the future and what it looks like for Defence, particu- larly in how best practice in other sectors adds real value to Defence.”
Another growth area has been contract- ing under the new Major Service Provider (MSP) arrangement.
“The MSP arrangements are trans- forming the way Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) engages with industry to support the branches, projects, systems program offices and centres of expertise,” Steven Robinson, Chief Executive Nova Systems Australia and NZ said to ADM. “Once fully imple- mented, MSP will deliver shared benefits and value to CASG, the MSPs and the wider industry supply chain, particularly small to medium enterprises and small businesses on the Defence Support Ser- vices Panel.
“The long term focus on value for mon- ey, strategic programs of work and less
transactional supplier relationships will help CASG deliver the Integrated Invest- ment Plan. Major business changes like this do take time to roll out across such a large organisation as CASG, but we are confident that industry and Defence will see growing benefits now and as we move into 2019.”
A change in policy that has seen an em- phasis on AIC, exports, R&D is filtering through to the performance numbers seen in Top 40 and Top 20 SMEs.
“The industry is also seeing the emer- gence of world-class Australian defence products that are in demand by allied forces. This will be the engine that drives defence exports at a scale we haven’t seen before,” Boeing Defence Australia vice president and managing director Darren Edwards told ADM.
The drive to become an international Top 10 defence-exporting nation within a decade is also on track. The numbers in tables 4 and 5 all point in the right di- rection to support the push by Defence Minister Christopher Pyne (see our From the Source interview this month on P108 for more).
“It has been amazing and humbling to watch the Australian team overcome the
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■ Australian National Infrastructure
■ Deloitte
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■ EY
■ Fijitsu
■ GE Aviation
■ General Dynamics Land Systems
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