Australian defence sector to showcase land, sea, air capabilities in London


Forty-two Australian businesses will exhibit their work at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) in London this week.

DSEI 2017 is expected to attract more than 34,000 people including private sector companies, key industry players and international military and armed forces from around the world.

Team Defence Australia will be participating in the event, where companies will showcase the latest equipment and systems across five sectors – including air, land, naval, security and joint – covering the entire supply chain.

“The NSW Government’s Defence and Industry Strategy, New South Wales: Strong, Smart and Connected, aims to build on the existing strengths of the State’s defence industry including by helping companies access global supply chains,” said commodore Peter Scott, director of Defence NSW.

“The strategy also acknowledges the importance of all Australian states working together with the Commonwealth and industry to develop a strong national defence capability.”

Among the NSW exhibitors is Marrickville company, Marathon Targets, which makes moving robotic targets used by military for marksmanship training.

“Europe is a big market and DSEI is a big show that attracts people from all over Europe, as well as representatives from the United States, offering opportunities for exports,” said Marathon Targets CEO Alex Brooks.