Defence has reported a spike in the number of local firms promoting their platforms and services in a globally-distributed catalogue.
According to Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price, the number of local businesses showcasing their platforms in the Australian Defence Sales Catalogue has “surged”, with a total of 214 SMEs featured, up 25 per cent.
The catalogue promotes a range of local products, technologies and services available for export.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the catalogue benefits both firms with established export links and emerging businesses seeking to expand their global footprint.
“The catalogue is a key export marketing tool, showcasing Australia’s world-leading companies, products and services,” Minister Price said.
“It is aimed at foreign governments but also includes information on government support services available to Australia’s defence industry sector who may be seeking to maximise export opportunities.
“This includes information on Defence Export Controls, the Australian Defence Export Office, and the Centre for Defence Industry Capability, Team Defence Australia, Export Finance Australia, and Austrade.”
The catalogue also features surplus Australian Defence Force equipment and platforms soon to be out-of-service.
The platforms are offered to Australia’s international partners on a government-to-government and commercial-to-government sales transfer basis, subject to an independent assessment in accordance with Australia’s Defence Export Control legislation.
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