The establishment of the Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP and the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Pat Conroy MP have announced the establishment of the Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator, delivering on the Government's election commitment to drive innovation that creates new capability for the Australian Defence Force.
ASCA will be a new, independently branded entity within Defence with the autonomy it needs to develop and deliver technology solutions into the hands of the military personnel at speed.
Its position in Defence will ensure it remains closely connected to Defence strategic priorities, the Services and Defence's science, technology and acquisition specialists.
At the heart of ASCA is a mission-oriented approach to capability development that will ensure that the ADF's highest priority problems are addressed and that acquisition pathways are integrated from the start.
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