A Ghost Robotics legged robot stands ready with Australian Army soldiers during an autonomous systems showcase at the Majura Training Area, Canberra.

The new Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities (SICPs) reflect the changing strategic environment outlined in the:

The new SICPs are:

  • Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Precision Guided Munitions, Hypersonic weapons, and Integrated Air and Missile Defence Systems
  • Space
  • Information Warfare and Cyber Capabilities.

These new priorities enable capabilities that are essential to maintaining Defence's combat edge.

Defence seeks engagement from industry partners to:

  • refine the priorities in the new SICPs
  • contribute to the development of industry plans.

What is the SICP Grant Program?

The SICP Grant Program supports Australian small and medium-sized enterprises to supply critical capabilities to Defence.

There were 10 initial SICPs identified in the 2018 Defence Industrial Capability Plan.

Defence provides guidance and support to industry to develop the critical industrial capabilities. The 4 new priorities continue that existing work which is essential for the ADF.

All 14 SICPs are critical to Defence and Australian industry must develop or support them.

New SICPs


Register interest


To register interest in contributing to the development of Implementation and Industry Plans for these new SICPs, contact Strategic.IndustryPolicy@defence.gov.au.

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