Measuring the value and impact of Australia's Defence supply chain
AlphaBeta has completed a major study of how Australia’s Defence Industry spending flows through the national economy.
The study was commissioned by Thales Australia, and analyses $1.3 billion of payments from Thales to its Australian suppliers between 2016 and 2019. Thales engaged a total of 1,362 suppliers in 2019, of which 70% were small and medium businesses.
Our analysis shows that Thales’s spending has had significant economic impact, supporting 1,765 jobs among its Australian suppliers, and making a strong contribution to local jobs, businesses and communities.