The 2020 Defence Strategic Update acknowledged the criticality of the space domain and the 2020 Force Structure Plan committed $7 billion over the next decade to transition the Australian Defence Force from a consumer to a sovereign contributor in space.
This investment will provide new and exciting opportunities for Australian industry as we look at innovative ways to expand our space capability to meet unique Australian requirements and develop our industry partnerships.
Space is very much a team game. Defence will continue to work closely with whole of government agencies, industry, academia, allies and international partners.
Defence will provide Government with sovereign space options to meet our national security needs. It is imperative that Defence partners with Australian industry in order to assist in delivering space capability options.
Defence is a key contributor in achieving Government’s goal of tripling the size of the Australian space sector by 2030. We are actively advancing Australian sovereign space capability to support the development of a sustainable national space enterprise.