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With an unprecedented period of investment in Australia’s defence capabilities, project managers entrenched in the industry are playing a pivotal role in the support of these defence mega projects.
With $200 billion worth of investment projected to transform the face of the Australian Defence Force, both Australia’s defence industry and the Department of Defence play instrumental roles in supporting the delivery of these capabilities.
However, the growing complexity of defence mega projects – ranging from the $35 billion Hunter Class future frigates, the $50 billion Attack Class submarines, $5.2 billion Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicles and the ongoing sustainment and operational maintenance of the nation’s $17 billion fleet of fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighters – is placing increased strain on the ability of both industry and the department to support the delivery of these programs in a cost effective and timely manner. (Source: Stephen Kuper, Key Enablers, defenceconnect.com.au)