Defence & Defence Primes

Cognesis Contractors are the first choice for Defence and Defence Primes. Defence projects function within highly sophisticated operational environments with a degree of complexity requiring highly skilled and experienced people to deliver mission critical results.

Defence primes balance competing operational requirements with training and maintenance demands, compliance considerations, tight timelines and limited resources. Engaging a contractor to join your team and support your complex work environment is a challenging proposition.

Cognesis contractors offer you the assurance of superior technical knowledge, coupled with industry experience, to complement your existing team. Our contractors excel at designing solutions to solve your problems, deliver results and exceed KPIs. Cognesis can provide a range of specialised engineers to operate across all Defence domains – Air, Land, Sea and Space.

Our Defence contractors have specialist skills in:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Integration Engineering
  • Systems Safety Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Avionics Engineering
  • RF Engineering
  • Communications Engineering
  • Mission and Safety Critical Software
  • Cyber Security
  • Integrated Logistics Support
  • Program and Project Management and Support
  • Risk Management
  • Configuration Management and Support
  • Requirements Management and Support
  • Contracts and Procurement Management
  • Human Factors
  • Bids and Proposals
  • Data Management and Analysis

Cognesis contractors are experienced in the following Defence projects:


  • SPA – Special Purpose Aircraft VIGILAIRE – Air Force air defence command and control system
  • C27J – Spartan – Airworthiness Tasking
  • Air Force KC-30A MRTT – multi-role tanker transport
  • AIR87 Australian Army Eurocopter Tiger ARH – armed reconnaissance helicopter
  • AIR90 Australian Navy and Army Taipan MRH-90 – multi-role helicopter
  • Air Force F/A-18A/B Hornet Upgrade Program
  • Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet
  • F-111 Weapons Upgrade and Simulator
  • HFMOD – ADF High Frequency Modernisation project
  • ADATS – Australian Defence Air Traffic System


  • Land 400 Phase 3 – Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Land 8116 – Protected Mobile Fires Program
  • JNT8190 – Deployable Bulk Fuel Distribution
  • LAND200 – Digital Command and Control of Army Forces
  • LAND 125 – Soldier Combat System
  • LAND 75 – Battlefield Command Support System & Battle Management System (Mission & Safety Critical Software)


  • SEA1000 – Future Submarine Project


  • JP9102 – Satellite Communications
  • AIR6500 – Joint Air Battle Management System
  • JP9347 – Multi-tactical Data Link Network
  • JP2008 – Satellite Ground Stations