NSW a leading force in defence industry
The fourth biennial international industry expo will showcase equipment, technology, and services for the defence forces of Australia and the Indo-Asia-Pacific next week, between 1 - 3 June at the Brisbane Convention Centre.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said creating new defence industry opportunities which enhance the State’s contribution to national security was a key priority of Investment NSW.
“Our job as a government is to support the defence industry to develop and enhance its partnerships across the sector, between the Australian Defence Force, SMEs, Australian primes and research institutions,” Mr Ayres said.
“We are home to the largest number of defence bases of any state or territory in Australia. NSW also boasts the largest number of workers, with defence industry skills and world-leading universities and research institutions ready to support the development of defence technology and innovation.
“LAND FORCES is an opportunity for NSW-based defence businesses to pitch to supply chain managers, meet Commonwealth officials, partner with Austrade to create international opportunities and connect with Australian primes.”
Winslow Tam, Defence Program Manager for radio frequency communications business GME, said the business was looking forward to showcasing its manufacturing and radio frequency engineering capability.
“We’re excited to participate in LAND FORCES and take advantage of the opportunity to prove our ability to collaborate with SMEs to manufacture MANET mesh radios in- house and establish a robust Australian supply chain so we can scale our capacity to meet the requirements of the Australian Army,” Mr Tam said.
“GME is also working on developing of a narrow band portable very high frequency radio which is designed and manufactured in NSW.”
The NSW Government will showcase these defence industry innovators and demonstrate the leading edge and talent within NSW to the Australian Defence Force and primes. Growing the entirety of defence industry across NSW will enhance and build upon our already strong contribution to National security interests.
The co-exhibitors on the NSW Government stand are:
- Advanced Navigation
- Air Affairs Australia
- Australian Aerospace Engineering
- Bisalloy Steels
- Burwell Technologies
- Defence Innovation Network
- DroneShield Corporation
- EnerSys Australia
- Global Defence Solutions
- Hunter Defence & Hunter Net
- Invest Wollongong
- Jenkins Engineering Defence Systems
- Mellori Solutions
- Nupress Tools
- Phoenx PLM
- Shoalhaven Defence Industry Group
- The Whiskey Project
- Thomas Global Systems