Appendix a defence Cooperation Program

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Appendix A Defence Cooperation Program
Appendix B The Unapproved Major Capital Investment Program (also known as the Defence Capability Plan)
Appendix C Top 30 Acquisition Projects by 2016-17 Forecast Expenditure
Appendix D Current Status of Previously Reported Top 30 Projects (Projects Reported in the Last Five Financial Years)
Appendix E Top 10 Minor Capital Investment Projects by 2016-17 Forecast Expenditure
Appendix F Top 30 Sustainment Products by 2016-17 Forecast Expenditure
Appendix G Capital Facilities Program
Appendix H Status of Major Projects Foreshadowed for Government and Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works Consideration (PWC) in 2016-17

Appendix A: Defence Cooperation Program

Since the 1960s, the Defence Cooperation Program (DCP) has made up a significant component of Australia’s international defence engagement. The program:

  • promotes the capacity of partners

  • improves Australia’s capacity to work with partners in response to common security challenges

  • builds strong people-to-people links with regional militaries at the tactical, operational and strategic levels.

The DCP supports Australia’s strategic interests. In line with those interests, the DCP-priority countries and regions include Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, the South West Pacific, South-east Asia, Pakistan and the Middle East. The objective is to maximise Australia’s security through developing close and enduring links with partners that supports their capacity to protect their sovereignty, work effectively with the ADF and contribute to regional security.

To achieve its objectives, the DCP suite of activities include education courses, training, personnel exchanges, capacity building, military secondments, strategic dialogues, visits, subject matter expert exchanges, infrastructure support, and exercises and operations. These activities focus on enhancing the ADF’s operational familiarity with different environments and on building partner capacity in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, peacekeeping, counter-terrorism, maritime security, and military governance and professionalism.

The ADF conducts exercises with other militaries in order to build partner capacity and enhance Australia’s capacity to work with partners in response to regional security contingencies. These exercises are conducted in the air, land and maritime domains and take place both in Australia and across the region. Exercising together promotes interoperability and builds familiarity between our armed forces and those of our regional military partners.

The DCP supports the provision of education and training positions in Australia for international military personnel. Junior and senior officers from regional countries undertake short-and long-term courses at Australian military and civilian educational institutions. This training builds military professionalism by equipping participants with the skills they will use throughout their military careers. International military personnel also return home having developed a better understanding of Australia and having built networks with counterparts in the ADF. These people-to-people links are further maintained through military alumni associations.

Australia maintains regular defence talks with regional countries in order to exchange views on regional security issues and to discuss defence cooperation priorities. The DCP also supports a program of visits by senior defence representatives to and from Australia. Through these visits, Australia gains an improved understanding of regional militaries and the strategic outlook of neighbouring countries.

Through capacity-building activities Defence seeks to develop the institutional and governance frameworks of regional defence organisations as well as the capabilities of their security forces. The DCP achieves these objectives through ADF mobile training teams, support for logistics and infrastructure development, and the posting of Defence personnel as advisers to regional defence and security organisations. Professional and capable militaries are better able to operate with the ADF and to contribute to regional security and stability.

A key element of the DCP is the Pacific Patrol Boat Program, through which Australia has provided 22 Patrol Boats (with associated personnel and technical assistance) to 12 countries. The Program engages Pacific navies and police maritime wings and is designed to help Pacific island countries improve their ability to independently police their maritime zones. Under the follow-on Pacific Maritime Security Program, Australia is replacing the fleet with new steel-hulled vessels. These vessels have been designed in consultation with our international partners in the Program. With the selection of the preferred tender in early 2016 our international partners in the Program will receive a significantly enhanced replacement vessel that will continue to support their maritime surveillance needs over the next 30 years.

  1. Defence Cooperation Program budget 2016-17

  1. South Pacific Region budget 2016-17

  1. South-East Asia region budget 2016-17

Appendix B: The Unapproved Major Capital Investment Program (also known as the Defence Capability Plan)

The Defence Integrated Investment Program announced in the 2016 Defence White Paper is a cost assured and externally validated capability plan that has adopted an integrated approach to bring together for the first time the key elements of investment needed to deliver and sustain Australia’s Defence capabilities.

The Integrated Investment Program replaces separately managed programs of investment for major capital (previously known as the Defence Capability Plan), facilities and information and communications technology with a single program for a more coherent and efficient approach to managing the development of future Defence capability.

The Integrated Investment Program will guide the implementation of these capital investment programs over the Decade to build the future force and achieve the Defence capability goals of the Defence White Paper. These plans are affordable and achievable.

The Integrated Investment Program will be reviewed annually as part of the development of the budget and the program will evolve in response to changes in Australia’s strategic circumstances, including capability priorities, and developments in technology.

The table below highlights a sample of unapproved major capital investment projects to be considered by Government in the remainder of 2015-16 and in 2016 17 Financial Year.

  1. Unapproved Capital projects in development for First Pass approval consideration within the Financial Year 2016-17

    Project Number

    Project Title

    AIR 5349 Phase 6

    Advanced Growler

    AIR 6000 Phase 3

    Weapons and Countermeasures for Air Combat Capability

    AIR 7003 Phase 1

    Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial System

    JP 2060 Phase 3

    ADF Deployable Health Capability

    JP 2089 Phase 3A

    Tactical Information Exchange Domain (Data Links) – Commons Support Infrastructure

    JP 9320 Phase 1

    Joint Force Level Electronic Warfare (JFLEW) – Geolocation

    LAND 19 Phase 7B

    Ground Based Air and Missile Defence Enhancements or Replacement

    SEA 1179 Phase 1

    Minehunter Coastal Service-Life Extension Program

    SEA 1430 Phase 5

    Digital Hydrographic Database Upgrade

    SEA 3035 Phase 1

    Navy Training Pipeline Simulation Requirements

  1. Unapproved Capital projects in development for Second Pass approval consideration within the Financial Year 2016-17

    Project Number

    Project Title

    AIR 5077 Phase 5A

    AEW&C Interoperability Compliance Upgrade

    AIR 5349 Phase 3.S3

    Advanced MTTES

    AIR 5440 Phase 1

    C-130J Block Upgrade Program

    AIR 5440 Phase 3

    C-130J Upgrade Program

    AIR 6013 Phase 1

    Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast capability for Hawk Lead in Fighter

    JP 157 Phase 1

    Replacement National Support Base Aviation refueling Vehicles

    JP 2008 Phase 5B.1-2

    Military Satellite Capability – Wideband Terrestrial Infrastructure

    JP 2008 Phase 5B.2

    Military Satellite Capability – Satellite Ground Station East and Network Management System

    JP 3029 Phase 2.S2

    Space Telescope

    JP 9340 Phase 1

    Integrated Broadcast Service

    LAND 17 Phase 1C.2

    Future Artillery Ammunition

    LAND 53 Phase 1BR

    Night Fighting Equipment Replacement Program

    LAND 129 Phase 4

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

    LAND 154 Phase 2

    Joint Counter Improvised Explosive Device Capability

    LAND 200 Phase 2

    Battlefield Command Systems (Tranche 2)

    LAND 2110 Phase 1B

    Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence

    LAND 3025 Phase 1

    Deployable Special Operations Engineer Capability

    SEA 1354 Phase 1

    Submarine Escape Rescue and Abandonment Systems

    SEA 1408 Phase 2

    Torpedo Self Defence

    SEA 1439 Phase 5B.2

    Collins Communications and Electronic Warfare Improvement Program – Stage 2

    SEA 1448 Phase 4B

    ANZAC Air Search and Radar Replacement

    SEA 1778 Phase 1

    Deployable Mine Countermeasure – Organic Mine Countermeasures

    SEA 4000 Phase 3.3

    Air Warfare Destroyer – Operational Test and Evaluation

  2. Unapproved Capital projects in development for Other approval consideration within the Financial Year 2016-17

Project Number

Project Title

AIR 3021 Phase 1

Mobile Electronic Warfare Threat Emitter System

DEF 2064 Phase 3.E2

Geospatial Information, infrastructure and Services

LAND 9000 Phase CHCAP

Chinook (CH-47F) Capability Alignment Program

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