Contracting directly with Defence is the domain of major primes. For a majority of industry, its pipeline to Defence work is through major programs and major primes. While much of the focus is rightly spent on future work, there are immediate requirements in local industry that can be addressed through continuous engagement.
The small to medium enterprise (SMEs) have tremendous capability and innovative techniques for solving problems. In combination with each other, and through collaboration, the SMEs have the potential to solve the immediate challenges.
The “Immediate Challenges Series” aims to bring these elements together. The primes experience the problems that the SME community has the potential to solve. The SME community can network with each other in shadows of the challenges presented, and in combination may able to grasp an opportunity that they couldn’t do alone.