Aussie defence businesses promote their wares to world

Department of Defence

The number of Australian small businesses in this year’s Australian Defence Sales Catalogue has surged, underlining the increasing strength of Australia’s world-class defence industry.

The fifth edition of the Australian Defence Sales Catalogue showcases some of Australia’s leading-edge products, technologies and services available for export, with small businesses represented from every state and territory.

A total of 214 Australian small businesses are featured in this year’s edition, a 25 per cent increase from the previous edition.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the increase highlighted the growth and breadth of Australia’s defence industry sector, despite the impacts of COVID-19.

“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.

“This support is part of the Morrison Government’s $270 billion investment in our defence capability over the next decade, further building the capacity and capability of Australia’s defence industry and innovation sector.”

The Catalogue includes select surplus Australian Defence Force equipment and platforms that will shortly be coming out of service.

Platforms will be available to Australia’s international partners on a government-to-government and commercial-to-government sales transfer basis.

All exports of controlled goods and technology is subject to an independent and rigorous assessment process in accordance with Australia’s Defence Export Control legislation.

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