It’s Defence procurement, but not as we know it

James Riley
Editorial Director

The first major test of the acquisition powers of the Defence department’s new Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator (ASCA) will pass a major milestone next month with a competitive “fly-off” of prototypes developed by local drone makers.

The Sovereign UAS Challenge being pursued by ASCA has attracted criticism for a range of perceived shortcomings. It’s sub-scale. The investment is tiny. It doesn’t involve new science or new technology.

But the technology is not the point, it is the acquisition process that is potentially game-changing here.

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