Mission set 1

Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator (ASCA) released its first approach to market (ATM) for the Mission Program on AusTender - ASCA Mission Co-design and Delivery. Industry and research partners were invited to respond to a request for proposal to help co-design and deliver ASCA's first mission. Respondents were able to address 1 or both mission problem statements, which were released on 1 November 2023. The problem statements were:

  • Penetrate and degrade advanced integrated air defence systems to enable long-range strike.
  • Improve the processing and synthesis of large amounts of intelligence data.

ASCA missions respond to strategically directed Defence priorities that align with Defence policy and strategy, and are endorsed by the Vice Chief of the Defence Force (VCDF). Missions are time limited, with clear performance targets and off-ramps where the technology ceases to be viable or affordable of Defence's needs change.

Watch the market briefing and download the slide deck below.

ACSA-MS01-MarketBriefingSlides.pdf (PDF 1.35 MB)

The ATM closed on 25 January 2024.