Aus­tralian De­fence Ca­pa­bil­ity Plan

SP's MAI - - MILITARY -

The Aus­tralian Min­is­ter for De­fence Stephen Smith and Min­is­ter for De­fence Ma­teriel Ja­son Clare re­cently re­leased the 2012 De­fence Ca­pa­bil­ity Plan (DCP), which has pri­or­ity projects planned for the four-year for­ward es­ti­mates pe­riod. The DCP con­tains 111 projects, or phases of projects, worth ap­prox­i­mately $153 bil­lion.

These projects will de­liver key ca­pa­bil­i­ties for the Aus­tralian De­fence Force (ADF). The re­lease of a four-year DCP is based on con­sul­ta­tion with Aus­tralian de­fence in­dus-

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