As an approved supplier, you can help us contribute to major defence capability projects and sustainment activities — across aerospace, land, maritime, space, electronic systems and cyber domains.
Our Global Access Program team will work with you to identify opportunities across our global supply chain and partners.
We draw on our expertise in engineering, procurement and quality to help you get a competitive edge. You can explore all our public plans on the Department of Defence website.
Hunter class frigates
Nearly 1,700 Australian businesses have registered their interest in helping us build the Hunter class frigates. Hunter is the largest surface ship project in the nation’s defence history, and will create and sustain more than 5,000 jobs across BAE Systems and the wider Australian defence supply chain over the life of the program.
The Hawk Lead-In Fighter
The Hawk LIF is the world’s most successful advanced military jet trainer aircraft built on more than 35 years of fast jet training experience. From Williamstown in New South Wales and the RAAF in Pearce, Western Australia, we’re working with local suppliers to provide continuing engineering, supply support and maintenance for the LlF Training System in Australia. Visit the Department of Defence Strategy, Policy and Industry webpage for more information.
Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN)
BAE Systems is working on the $1 billion upgrade of JORN, Australia’s critical sovereign surveillance capability and one of Australia’s first lines of defence. Working with a world-leading high frequency radar, we are delivering a generational upgrade, introducing new technology and architecture translating into over 90% sovereign capability. Enquire now and get more information by viewing PDF's for acquisition or support.
Air Warfare Destroyers (DDG)
As part of the Destroyer Enterprise, we have coordinated the sustainment activities as Managing Contractor since 2018. Working with the Royal Australian Navy and other industry partners we deliver materiel availability for the warfighter, successfully achieving Final Operating Capability in 2021. View the Australian Capability Plan
for more information.
From Melbourne, we support, maintain and continue to update the Nulka active missile decoy, the most sophisticated defence system against anti-ship missiles available for the protection of surface warships, for the Australian, Canadian and US navies. Visit the Department of Defence Strategy, Policy and Industry
webpage for more information.