Team Defence Australia has taken its largest delegation to the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 show in Malaysia to boost Australia's defence industry export potential.
The stand at DSA 2018 showcases the wide range of products and services that the 27 attending Australian defence companies are seeking to export.
Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, who will visit the DSA show in Malaysia, said attendance at events like DSA is part of the government's plan to support Australian companies looking for defence export opportunities.
"Our Team Defence Australia delegation consists of 27 companies, including small and medium enterprises, a record number for Australian participation at DSA, attesting to the competitiveness and innovative capabilities of Australian defence industry," Minister Pyne said.
"Events such as DSA are a great way for Australian companies to showcase their capabilities, leading to new export opportunities."
Minister Pyne said that the Australian government had dramatically increased the support available for Australian companies to identify and seize new export opportunities.
“The soon to be launched Australian Defence Export Office, an initiative of the Defence Export Strategy, will deliver a suite of new initiatives to help Australian companies become export ready, expand their businesses and achieve export success," he said.
Companies attending Defence Services Asia 2018 as part of Team Defence Australia include:
- Aerospace Maritime and Defence Foundation of Australia
- Armor Australia Pty Ltd
- Australian Maritime Technologies Pty Ltd
- Australian Target Systems Pty Ltd
- Ballistic & Mechanical Testing Pty Ltd
- Blueye Eyewear Pty Ltd
- Britton Maritime Systems
- Calytrix Technologies
- Codan Radio Communications
- Craig International Ballistics
- Defence Vision
- Depth Logistics
- DroneShield Limited
- Fountx (associated with TAE)
- Hawker Pacific
- Holmwood Highgate
- Intelligent Security Integration Australia Pty Ltd
- JAR Aerospace
- Prism Defence
- RUAG Australia
- Scientific Management Associates
- SOS Marine
- TAE Aerospace
- Thales Australia
- Trakka Systems
- W&E Platt Pty Ltd
Minister Pyne will also meet with Malaysian Minister for Defence (caretaker), the Rt Hon Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Bin Tun Hussein, and the Chief of the Defence Force to discuss opportunities to deepen Australia-Malaysian industry engagement.
"Australia greatly values our longstanding defence relationship with Malaysia, which is underpinned by our shared interest in promoting regional security," Minister Pyne said.