To deliver LAND 159 Tranche 1 capabilities, NIOA has assembled a robust supplier network with 30 Subcontractors with 23 companies that have Australian or New Zealand representation. LAND 159 Tranche 1 will see the development of additional professional expertise and capacity across the supplier network, resulting in 19 jobs created over the next 5 years. Industry capability achieved and enhanced through the LAND 159 program is directly aligned with Government’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities, and provides an ongoing pipeline of effort to sustain Australian businesses, particularly in the Critical Industry Capability areas of:

  • Weapon systems integration
  • Precision specialist machining
  • Production of energetic materiel
  • Load, assemble and pack capability
  • Test and evaluation
  • Combat training technologies

Approximately 9% of the total LAND 159 Tranche 1 contract value is derived from Australian/New Zealand sourced components, as well as contracted professional services recognised as Australian Industry Capability. Over the past three years, NIOA has invested $164m in sovereign infrastructure and facilities to support Defence projects and the ADF warfighter. This capability enhancement includes $27m of private capital to expand weapons and ammunitions storage facilities, and a 100m instrumented weapons testing range.

Australian Industry Opportunities

As an 100% Australian owned company, NIOA fully understands the challenges facing Australian small-to-medium businesses seeking to engage in Defence programs. NIOA is committed to not only maximising opportunities for Australian SMEs to engage in LAND 159 but to also support the ongoing development of Australian technology and capabilities through shared skilling and workspace partnerships. For more information regarding NIOA’s approach to Australian Industry Capability, please contact NIOA’s AIC Manager <>



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