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Albury defence company sets the target high

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NSW Minister for Industry, Niall Blair MLC has visited Albury defence company, Australian Target Systems (Source Dept of Defence)

Albury-based Australian Target Systems (ATS) will be taking to the world stage next week when it joins 11 NSW defence companies on show at the 2018 Land Forces expo.

ATS’s fully integrated target systems combine the skills of highly experienced software and hardware engineers with the first-hand knowledge of former military professionals.

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NSW Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair said ATS, a leading provider of live fire target systems to the Australian Defence Force, has now taken their Australian success global, winning the Defence Industry Export Award at the 2017 NSW Export Awards. 

"The federal government is in the process of its biggest ever peacetime defence spend and we are showing that NSW has the businesses and capabilities to capitalise on that. Our NSW showcase at the Land Forces expo is yet another demonstration of how the NSW government is putting its best foot forward to help build our defence industry," Minister Blair said. 

ATS is Australia’s most experienced live fire target systems business, with a history that dates back to the 1950s. Today, ATS is the dominant provider of live fire target systems to the ADF and in the past five years has expanded significantly to deliver its expertise to a wider international customer base as military, police and other government organisations seek to evolve their capabilities to meet the demands of an increasingly lethal and complex threat environment.

ATS chief executive and former soldier Paul Burns, DSC said ATS will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in a training environment.

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"ATS are very pleased to be a part of the Defence NSW team at Land Forces; we are a proud part of the NSW defence industry," Burns said.

Minister Blair said, "Every Australian soldier deployed on active combat over the past decade has used a target system installed by ATS, helping to ensure they can hone their skills for the immense challenges faced in the field."

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