Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has confirmed a $7.4 million contract between Victorian-based Point Trading and Leidos Australia to deliver world-class chemical detection equipment for the Australian Defence Force.
Minister Price announced Moorabbin business Point Trading had secured the $7.4 million contract with Leidos Australia.
"This is a great investment in the Australian defence industry, and proves we are producing world-class capabilities right here at home," she said.
"Point Trading will support the delivery of this critical capability to protect our soldiers from chemical threats on the battlefield."
The awarding of the contract to Point Trading follows the announcement Cairns-based company J3Seven will work with Leidos to deliver radiation detectors and incident response kits.
Leidos is partnering with both companies to provide the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear Defence equipment capability to the ADF.
Point Trading is an Australian owned company providing extensive products, services and technologies in the Australian and Pacific region.
Established in 1987, the company's mission is to be the leader in technological innovation and provide the best products and technologies to enhance Defence and National Security capability with outstanding service and support.
Point Trading provides research and development, customisation, assembly, testing, commissioning, training, maintenance and support for all products and technologies to ensure an end-to-end solution for our customers.
Point Trading is a member of Australian Industry & Defence Network and an accredited supplier to all state and federal agencies involved in homeland security.
A partner to the Australian government with global reach-back into the US and UK, Leidos Australia is led by a local leadership team made up of three lines of business – IT projects and intelligence, defence mission systems and IT services.
Leidos Australia is looking beyond the platform to deliver solutions to the Australian Defence Force.