Ghost Shark - Mission Zero

Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator is progressing the Ghost Shark Program as Mission Zero to deliver 3 extra-large autonomous undersea vehicle (XL-AUV) prototypes designed and built in Australia. The prototypes are being co-designed by Defence Science and Technology Group, the Royal Australian Navy and Anduril Australia.

To support the development of this sovereign capability, Defence and Anduril Australia have co-funded the program with 10 Australian companies already partnered and 42 Australian companies in the supply chain. Subject to Government approvals, they will deliver the first production variants by the end of 2025. 

The investment in the program to date is $140m, a dollar-for-dollar match of Defence and industry funding.