Capability Development in the Australian Defence Organisation Vice Admiral Matt Tripovich Chief Capability Development Group Australian Defence Headquarters
2003 Defence Procurement Review • Triggers for Reform • Emergent Threats and Increased Resource Demands • Cost Overruns • Late Delivery Capability • Lack of Accountability • Outcomes • Capability Development Executive • Defence Materiel Organisation
Service Chiefs Capability Life Cycle Government Agreement/Approval Process Agreement For Further Analysis Second Pass Approval Acquisition Service Life Extension Approval to Dispose First Pass Approval Acquisition Management Strategic Assessment Needs Requirements In Service Management Disposal Capability Management Accountability Strategy Division Capability Development Executive Defence Materiel Organisation Capability Development Executive
Joint Navy Army Air Force Experimentation The planning cycle White Paper, Defence Update,Budget Defence Planning Guidance (DPG) Australian Military Strategy Operational Analysis Defence Capability Update Process Defence Capability Strategy (DCS) Force In Being Filters Projects Acquisition Network Centric Warfare FIC Plans and Roadmaps Interoperability Industry 2nd Pass Defence Capability Plan Capability Options 1st Pass
Chief of Defence Force’s vision A balanced, networked and deployable force, manned by dedicated and professional people, which excels at joint, inter-agency and coalition operations.
Capability Development responsibilities • Define the capability required for the future, assess the options by which this can be provided, and seek funding for each project. • Facilitate entry of projects to the Defence Capability Plan (DCP) • Deliver against the DCP schedule • Ensure all facets of acquisition are carefully considered, by following a rigorous two pass system for new acquisitions • Maintain sponsor’s role during acquisition and through life
Two-pass approvalprocess • 1st Pass: Initial Business Case • Investigate broad capability options, including COTS/MOTS • Identify cost & capability drivers • Obtain Government guidance • 2nd Pass: Acquisition Business Case • Rigorously costed options through funded studies and industry solicitation • Compelling business cases • Obtain Government funding commitment
The problem space • Current capabilities? • Future requirements? • Current initiatives? • Unresolved gaps? • Available budget? • Realistic and affordable options?
Fundamental Inputs to Capability • collective training • command and management • facilities • major systems • organisation • personnel • supplies • support. Chiefs of Service (Capability Managers) CEO DMO VCDF CJOPS
Defence Capability Plan(DCP) • Ten Year financial program • Owned by National Security Committee of Cabinet • 100-odd individual projects or phases into Government long term financial guidance (not the other way around) • Scope, budget, Year of Decision & In-Service Date • Public and Classified Editions • Must be dynamic • As Government priorities change • As financial circumstances change • As lessons are learned in operations
Defence Capability Plan 2006-16 • 3% real funding growth per year • total cost over $54 billion • New projects worth $33 billion in next 10 years • In total around $47 billion on Defence capabilities over the next decade • In 2007/08: • 32 projects for 1st and/or 2nd pass • commitment for about $13 billion worth of projects. • 7 projects will account for $11 billion alone.
Key DCP 2006-16 Projects • Joint Strike Fighter $12bn + • Air Warfare Destroyer $4.5bn + • Helicopters $3.7bn + • Maritime Patrol Aircraft $3.5bn + • Vehicles $2.5bn + • Amphibious Ships $1.7bn + • Multi-mission UAV $1bn + • Military Satellite Capability $1bn +
Capability focus for 2007/08 • Air Warfare Destroyer & Amphibious ships • Future Air Traffic Control System • Replacement for Caribou and addn’l C130J • Multi-Mission Unmanned Air Vehicles • Land force vehicle fleet replacement • Military Satellite Communications • SF and CT enhancements • Direct Fire Support Weapon System • Individual soldier enhancements • Battlefield Command Support System • Combat ID for land forces • Land countermine capabilities • CBRND • Navigation Warfare
CCDG focus for 2008 • Establishing credibility with the new Government • White Paper • DCP 2009-19 • NCW Roadmap milestones • Embryonic projects: • SEA 1000 Future Submarine • SEA 5000 Next Generation Combatant • LAND 400 Land Force Survivability • Future Helicopter Roadmaps • Major projects, inc: • SEA 4000 Air Warfare Destroyers • JP 2048 Amphibious ships • FFG Upgrade and ANZAC ASMD • AIR 5077 AEW&C • Super Hornet • LAND 17 Army Artillery • LAND 121 Vehicles