We attended a defence industry update not so long ago and a gentleman sitting adjacent to us referred to the fact that often so-called local content in locally awarded projects has been subcontracted out to other parties over east or overseas and observed that there is a lack of local equipment and material suppliers. Another observation from the day was that a strong unified voice might assist in holding government and others accountable for controlling where the work goes.
On the prospect of creating a unified voice with the view to seeing more real local content, we watch with keen interest as to where this might lead.
As far as material supply goes, if that’s the impression of one person, I wonder how wide spread that is.
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With 30 years behind us, we should know something by now.