|With the current world financial situation, and the low Aussie Dollar, the more equipment that we can make in Australia the better. The RAN seems to be mostly Australian made, with the AWD's and future subs etc., except for the LHD's being made in Spain.
The RAAF is the opposite, with all aircraft and weapons being imported. We were given the opportunity to assemble Dassault Rafaele's here but decided on the untried (at that time) JSF instead. If we had of gone ahead with Rafales, we would have some in service by now.
The Army has most of its fleet made here (except tanks). The new model Steyr to replace our current rifles looks like it will be designed and manufactured here. but apart from that, most weapons are imported.
What other equipment that is currently imported, or we have yet to order, could be designed, made, assembled, here in Autralia?