2016 Defence Capability Plan
The Defence Capability Plan, last released in 2014, has been updated to reflect the capability decisions of the Defence White Paper 2016.
The 2016 version of the Defence Capability Plan is significantly more detailed than previous versions, and includes indicative schedule estimates and cost bands for major capability initiatives. It also presents the type of operations the Defence Force plans for, and how the capability investments will contribute to the operational capacity of the Defence Force.
The Plan provides more detail on the new capability investments selected in the Defence White Paper, including ice-strengthening for Antarctic and Southern Ocean operations, enhanced air surveillance and littoral operations, cyber protection, and intelligence support.