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NSW defence and aerospace companies front and centre at international trade show

Innovative NSW businesses and their homegrown defence and aerospace technology and products will be on show at a major international trade show this week.

Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Alister Henskens said the NSW Government is supporting 26 NSW businesses with prime floor space to attend and extend their networks at the Land Forces International Land Defence Exposition, held at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre.

“With defence and aerospace as a priority sector for the NSW Government, Land Forces provides our local businesses with the opportunity to showcase their capabilities to industry leaders including the Chief of Army and respected counterparts from across the world,” Mr Henskens said.

“The unique and diverse capabilities on display at the NSW Government stand range from composite manufacturing, cyber security, telecommunications and robotics through to innovative power drives and human-machine interface engineering.

“NSW is well placed to lead Australia in growing and nurturing the defence and aerospace industry, underpinned by our world-class advanced manufacturing capabilities and leading universities and research institutions that are primed to accelerate technological advancements and innovation.”

Reach Robotics Commercial Director Anders Ridley-Smith said the company, specialising in advanced robotic arms for harsh environments, relished the chance to show their products to domestic and international industry decision makers.

“With the NSW Government’s support, we can proudly display our robotic arm and controller, and build on our strategic and export opportunities,” Mr Ridley-Smith said.

Alongside the 26 businesses at Land Forces, the NSW Government will provide other NSW businesses attending the event with a dedicated platform to open new doors and reinforce the message that Sovereign Defence and Aerospace is made in NSW.

More information about NSW at Land Forces 2022 is available online.