AIDN is a membership based industry association for the defence industry, the only national defence industry association and the voice of SME's.
AIDN has 3 core strategies:
Advocacy: AIDN National, through understanding the national industry’s view, will represent SMEs by providing a “voice” for their issues and concerns and promoting members capabilities.
Representation: AIDN National will provide leadership and build and maintain key partnerships at local, national and international level, through influencing national policy and strategy and maintaining key relationships with political and government decision makers.
Member Services: AIDN National, acting as a central point of coordination, will service its chapters and their members through providing relevant information and awareness on the defence and security environments, opportunities for collaboration and engagement and governance oversight.
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Products and Services
Assist members in their dealings with the Australian Government (including government departments) and primes.
Facilitate the dissemination of Australian Government and primes defence and security-related policy and procurement information to members.
Represent members in the presentation of a consolidated Australian SME view, independent of federal or sectoral interests, to both federal and state/territory governments and primes.
Facilitate networking between federal, state/territory and regional defence industry bodies aimed to optimise Australian industrial capability/content in all defence and security related contracts.
Assist in the development of policies focused on SMEs operating in the defence industry.
Actively advocate to federal and state/territory governments, primes and government departments to maximise the opportunities for Australian SMEs.
Provide members an opportunity for networking and facilitate collaboration.
Inform members of available training relevant to their business needs.
- Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels
- Hunter Class Frigates
- Collins Class Submarines
- Jindalee Operational Radar Network
- Triton Unmanned Aircraft System
- Land Combat Vehicle System Program
- Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft
- Gulfstream G550 / Peregrine
- Land 19 Short-Range-Ground-Based Air Defence System
- Project Sentinel
- MQ-9B Sky Guardian
- Administrative and Support Services
- Civic, Professional and Other Interest Group, Association Services
- Education and Training
- Other Services