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$33m defence contract awarded to veteran owned Albury company

The Australian Government has awarded a $33 million contract to Albury company Australia Target Systems (ATS). 

This contract highlights the Federal Government’s support for smaller businesses and jobs in the local defence industry.

Under the five-year contract, ATS will supply leading edge live-fire target systems and provide target support capabilities at defence training ranges across Australia and provide live-fire land target systems for Defence personnel to use on overseas deployments.

Minister for defence industry, Pat Conroy MP said “Australian Target Systems has been an important defence industry partner for many years with a strong history in the delivery and support of target systems to the Australian Defence Force.”

The company is a wholly veteran owned company and already employs several veterans. The contract will help secure 43 jobs and create an additional 11 positions at ATS, helping the innovative company grow while also supporting the local community.

The highly sophisticated target systems are vital for the development of individual and collective combat shooting skills and are continually evolving to make live-fire training as realistic as possible.

Conory explained, “The Defence Strategic Review recognises that Australian defence industry plays a vital role in equipping and sustaining the ADF, contributing to the economy and regional stability.”

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