XXXVI, No 9, 07/05/2018
‘Defence Industrial Capability Plan’ re-defines Australian defence industry
The Australian MoD has released its Defence Industrial Capability Plan. The plan reveals the ‘Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities’ (SICPs) that the country hopes will build its local defence industrial base—and adds a complex layer to an already complex policy. Australia’s current local industrial cooperation policy, known as Australian Industrial Capability (AIC), will acquire the SICPs with the help of various other projects and grants.