The DTC has extensive experience in teaming and alliancing activities and the culture necessary to ensure their success. Australia’s defence industry is made up of some 3000 SMEs, but analysis suggests that the majority are Small Businesses. We must work to grow the numbers of Medium sized businesses in our industry. Engagement with Prime Defence Contractors has identified industry alliances as an attractive proposition as they allow Small Businesses to team and operate as Medium sized businesses, reducing risk and the burden to a Prime of dealing with multiple subcontractors.