De­fence assess­ment to help chart the fu­ture

Southern Telegraph - - News -

The lo­cal de­fence industry has been called on to take part in an assess­ment, which will later be used to help cre­ate a WA Directory of De­fence Industry Ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

TCF Ser­vices has been en­gaged by the of­fice of De­fence West to as­sess the State’s in­dus­trial, re­search and de­vel­op­ment and education and train­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties in the de­fence sec­tor.

Re­sults from the assess­ment will later help cre­ate the directory, as well as as­sist­ing De­fence West and the State’s De­fence Ad­vo­cate to pro­mote WA’s ca­pa­bil­ity to the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment, de­fence con­trac­tors and international mar­kets. The in­for­ma­tion will also be cross-ref­er­enced with the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s De­fence In­te­grated In­vest­ment Pro­gram, which de­tails $195 bil­lion in planned de­fence ex­pen­di­ture.

This work will en­able De­fence West to pro­vide tar­geted ad­vice to busi­nesses, par­tic­u­larly small to medium en­ter­prises, and to in­form WA’s De­fence Strat­egy, due next year. The assess­ment aims to cap­ture com­pa­nies which as­pire to en­ter de­fence mar­kets or have an in­no­va­tive prod­uct or ser­vice po­ten­tially ap­pli­ca­ble to de­fence, as well as ex­ist­ing sup­pli­ers.

For more de­tails, visit http:// www.de­fencewest­hub.com.au.

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