Delivering capability to Defence

There is nothing more complex than the defence domains of air, land, sea and space, when there is uncertainty in complexity. Solving the right problem leads to a better solution – it all starts at problem definition.

By partnering with Shoal, a leader in model-based systems engineering you have experts on your side to clearly outline a path for decisions, to manage resources, all while avoiding risk.

Our successful multi-domain cooperation in everything from undersea warfare to Integrated Air and Missile Defence and space-based communications has seen the delivery of many of Defence’s biggest and most complex capability acquisition and sustainment projects.

Why Shoal for Defence?

The multi-award-winning team at Shoal brings unmatched expertise in the use of digital design tools and analytics that supports Defence to minimise risks and maximise overall project assurance.

Shoal Group has been supporting the defence sector for over 20 years. Australian owned and operated, our experienced team has led the development of the early-stage design and development for some of Australia’s largest and most complex systems.

Across the defence sector, we provide systems engineering support to both government and industry programs. We provide the digital thread from Defence strategy to detailed capability design; modelling and simulation of Defence systems, analytics for evidence-based decision making; and digital transformation.

Shoal’s core business of providing advanced systems engineering and analysis services help Defence to increase sovereign capability, minimise risk and understand current and future capability effectiveness.

Defence challenges

Shoal expertise

  • The evolution of innovation pathways
  • Prototyping and transition into capability
  • Conceptualisation of requirements to build defence capability
  • Inter-dependencies and interrelationships of legacy systems and new capabilities
  • Realistic, scenario-based data for decision making
  • Mitigation of safety, security and performance risk
  • Effective allocation and use of project resources
  • Early lifecycle Systems Engineering
  • Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Creating the digital thread from strategy to systems requirements
  • Digital transformation of Systems Engineering
  • Weapons systems modelling, simulation and analysis
  • Probabilistic range and flight safety
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning


Shoal Group has won a number of industry recognised awards in the defence sector, including the Project Innovation Award from the 2021 Simulation Australasia Awards. Our team of professionals has also brought home individual awards, including Rising Star of the Year 2021 at the Australian Defence Industry Awards, NextGen winner at the 2022 AAUS Industry Champions Awards, the Ray Page Lifetime Simulation Achievement Award and the John Mitchell Early Career Innovator Award from 2021 Simulation Australasia Awards.Defence Awards Shoal