Victorian Land Systems Fund – Supply Chain Uplift Program

July 10, 2024

The Victorian Land Systems Fund – Supply Chain Uplift Program supports Victorian defence industry businesses to work with Hanwha Defence Australia (Hanwha) as part of its supply chain.

The Supply Chain Uplift Program is building businesses’ capabilities so they can help Hanwha Defence Australia deliver the Australian Government’s $1 billion Land 8116 Self-Propelled Howitzer and $5-7 billion Land 400 Phase 3 – Infantry Fighting Vehicle programs.

Funding will support eligible Victorian businesses to:

  • gain relevant accreditations and meet industry specific compliance requirements
  • prepare tenders
  • undertake minor facilities upgrades and equipment fit outs
  • develop new or enhance current defence products or services
  • undertake defence R&D
  • participate in Hanwha-led trade missions to pursue collaboration and export opportunities.

Hanwha has also secured the contract for the multi-billion LAND 400 Phase 3 program, the largest land defence contract ever awarded in Victoria. Around 600 direct jobs will be created from delivering the defence projects and hundreds more indirect jobs across the supply chain.

Hanwha is establishing a $170 million Armoured Vehicle Centre of Excellence at the Avalon Airport Industrial Precinct and will require a strong local supply chain to deliver its defence programs in Victoria.

Victoria’s defence sector supports around 24,300 jobs across the sector and contributes $8.4 billion to the Victorian economy each year.

Click here to learn more and apply for the Supply Chain Uplift Program.