SPA Australia to support ADF’s Force Design Division

10 July 2020 (Last Updated July 13th, 2020 13:13)

Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) Australia has won a contract to support the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Force Design Division.  

SPA Australia to support ADF’s Force Design Division
SPA Australia has won a contract to support the Force Design Division of the ADF. Credit: SGT Ray Vance/ © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence.

Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) Australia has won a contract to support the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Force Design Division.

Under this contract, SPA Australia will provide analysis and modelling support to the ADF.

This will help find the capability requirements to improve the forces’ effectiveness.

Using advanced analytic techniques and software, SPA will help in making decisions on the design of the joint, integrated force and future acquisition decisions.

SPA Australia office in Canberra will perform the activities under the contract.

It will use the Australian workforce and hire additional staff to enhance analytic and modelling capabilities.

Force Design Division focuses on providing the Government of Australia preparedness assurance, design and guide the development of future force that is balanced and affordable.

SPA president and CEO William Vantine said: “We are honoured to be able to continue our support of the ADF Force Design Division, helping them make well-informed decisions on their integrated force design.

“We are excited to bring our many years of analytic and modelling experience and expertise to help build the foundation of the ADF for many years into the future.”

Last week, Perth-based Advanced Braking Technology and VEEM were contracted to produce a braking system for the Australian Army’s Hawkei vehicle.

Separately, the Australian Government is set to upgrade Wagga Wagga defence bases as outlined in the 2020 Force Structure Plan.