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BAE Systems has a number of opportunities open to Australian suppliers through the Industry Capability Network (ICN). The program is currently in Design and Productionisation (D&P) Phase.

The following opportunities for Australian suppliers close on 31 March 2020:

  • Fin Stabiliser and Steering Gear Assembly and Test
  • Fin Stabiliser and Steering Gear Castings
  • Fin Stabiliser and Steering Gear Forgings
  • Fin Stabiliser and Steering Gear Major Fabrications
  • Fin Stabiliser / Steering Gear Hydraulic Power Units
  • Supply of Fixed Bolted Propellers
  • Replenishment at sea (RAS) Sliding High Points

An additional opportunity to provide cyber security services closes on 3 April 2020.

You can also express your interest in any other opportunities that may arise throughout the D&P phase up until September 2021.

Hunter Class Frigate Program


The Hunter program is the largest surface combatant acquisition program in Australia’s history. ASC Shipbuilding predicts it will create and sustain more than 4,000 jobs across their business and the wider Australian defence supply chain over the life of the program.

The Hunter program is the foundation of the continuous naval shipbuilding program announced by the Australian Government in August 2015 and confirmed in the 2016 Defence White Paper.

How do I get involved?


You can register your interest for the BAE Systems Hunter Class Frigate Program opportunities through the ICN gateway.