Thirty-seven Australian companies have travelled to Singapore to take part in Team Defence Australia’s stand at the Singapore Airshow.
The Singapore Airshow is Asia’s largest aerospace and defence event, bringing together exhibitors, high-level military delegations, leading industry figures from national airlines and airport operators, as well as top government officials from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
Along with 37 Australian companies exhibiting as part of the Team Defence Australia delegation, another 12 companies are participating in the the Australian program of activities.
"The high level of interest shown in Team Defence Australia events is another strong demonstration of Australian defence companies’ commitment to export," Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said.
"It also reflects the increasing export opportunities for Australia’s world leading defence industry."
Minister Pyne, who travelled to Singapore earlier this year to meet with around 20 of Australia’s Asia-based Defence representatives, said the Singapore Airshow was the next step in promoting Australian industry.
"In my discussions with the Defence attachés posted across the Asian region, it’s clear there is an appetite for Australian industry to grow and enter new markets in the region, and the Singapore Airshow is a great opportunity for Australian companies to showcase their capability to these new markets," the minister said.
"It underscores the importance of the new Defence Export Strategy, which provides support for growth, investment and job creation."
The airshow will run from the 6-9 February and is expected to draw around 50,000 attendees.