BAE Systems

For 65 years, we have supported Australian suppliers to grow, by joining our leading defence supply chain.

It’s all part of our commitment to help strengthen Australia’s industrial capability and invest in the future. So that together, we can advance innovation, contribute to the post-pandemic economic recovery, and future-proof our nation.


“You can play a major role in helping keep Australia safe and build a more prosperous nation.” 

Gabby Costigan, CEO.

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Supporting local suppliers

We support 1,600 Australian companies as part of our $18 billion global supply chain, spending $330 million with them in 2017.

From upgrading the ANZAC frigate fleet to building the world’s first and only bow-to-stern digitally designed anti-submarine warship for the Navy, from developing autonomous capability for the Australian Army to maintaining key components for the F-35 program, we’re working with local companies to transform industry and give the Australian Defence Force the capability edge it needs.

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Meet our suppliers

  • Titomic


    Learn about one of the world’s largest and fastest 3D metal additive manufacturing technologies designed in Australia.
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  • Voxon Photonics

    Voxon Photonics

    They wanted to invent a holographic display the world had not yet seen.
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  • TQCSI Yaran


    Meet the first Indigenous supplier that supports the Hunter Class Frigate Program.
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  • Toolcraft


    Toolcraft shares its journey from a general machine shop established in 1979, to a future-focused leader in defence design, engineering and manufacturing.
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  • B.L. Shipway

    B.L. Shipway

    Discover how a precision hydraulics company joined our supply chain to grow their business and help shape Australia’s future.
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Build your business, help build Australian capability

By partnering with us, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your business, enter the global supply chain, and help build a stronger and more resilient nation.
You can also access state-of-the-art equipment to modernise your operations – as well as diversify your offering and enter new markets.
We’ve been able to transfer the skills that we’ve learned - and the increased focus on discipline and attention to detail through working in the defence industry - to assist our customers. I can’t speak volumes enough to the support that BAE Systems have offered us to allow that to happen.

Todd Shipway, Commercial Director at B.L. Shipway


Become a supplier

If you would like to build your business and our nation’s future, we invite you to partner with us. Your guide to becoming a trusted supplier.
If you would like to build your business and our nation’s future, we invite you to partner with us.
Here are the first 5 steps:
1. Register with ICN
2. Pass the security checks
3. Check what certifications you need
4. Attend our events
5. Look for opportunities with our Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)