The Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) supports Australian businesses entering or working in the defence industry.
Our advisers help businesses navigate the defence market, provide specialist advice on improving competitiveness and accessing global markets, and facilitate connections with other businesses and Defence. We also link Australian innovators and researchers to the Defence Innovation Hub and the Next Generation Technologies Fund.
With $200 billion being invested by Government to modernise defence capability, our task is to work with industry, Defence, and state and territory governments to build a world-class, globally competitive and sustainable Australian defence industry.
Showcasing Australian industry in F‑35 Program
11 December 2018
The first of Australia’s F‑35 Joint Strike Fighters have arrived – watch the new video showcasing Australian industry participation in the F‑35 Program
Research network to automate data analysis – call for proposals
30 November 2018
The network will develop systems to help Defence personnel respond faster to potential threats – apply to join by 21 December
New grant for SMEs contributing to sovereign industrial capabilities
21 November 2018
The grant offers matching funding of up to $1 million for projects that build priority capabilities in defence-related SMEs