A group of 39 Australian defence companies have come together as part of Team Defence Australia’s (TDA) inaugural presence at Eurosatory 2018, a premier international defence and security exhibition in Paris, France (June 11-15).
Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, who travelled to France to support TDA’s delegation, noted that the exhibition by Australian companies was in line with the government’s plans for an export oriented defence industry.
“Over 57,000 visitors attended Eurosatory 2016 making it one of the largest forums in the world to showcase innovative products and services from Australia’s defence industry,” Minister Pyne said.
“With 39 Australian companies exhibiting, this is the largest ever Australian representation at Eurosatory and the first under Team Defence Australia.
“The majority of the Australian exhibitors are small‑to‑medium enterprises (SMEs) – the foundation of our economy – who are recognised as being agile and innovative, generating high demand for their services around the world.”
“Team Defence Australia is an integral part of Australia’s Defence export system, facilitating opportunities for high-performing SMEs to participate in international tradeshows where they can gain exposure to international market opportunities and engage with potential clients.”
The Minister will also have the opportunity to meet with Florence Parly, French Minister for the Armed Forces, as well as representatives from a range of international companies, to promote opportunities for Australia’s defence industry.
“Australia’s defence industry engagement with France continues to expand and will be complemented further by the Australia-France Defence Industry Symposium which was announced during President Macron’s visit to Australia in May 2018,” Minister Pyne said.
In addition to participating in the Eurosatory Exhibition 2018, Team Defence Australia is also scheduled to visit key sites operated by the global supply chain primes across Europe, including BAE System, Thales and Rheinmetall.
The TDA stand exhibitors include:
- XTEK (ACT)
- EOS Defence Systems (ACT)
- Advanced Navigation (NSW)
- Armor Australia (NSW)
- Australian UAV Technologies (NSW)
- Blueye Eyewear (NSW)
- Droneshield (NSW)
- Innovasys and Australian Virtual Simulation (NSW)
- JAR Aerospace Pty Ltd (NSW)
- Mellori Solutions (NSW)
- Milspec Manufacturing (NSW)
- Nupress Group (NSW)
- OPEC Systems (NSW)
- Craig International Ballistics (QLD)
- Depth Logistics (QLD)
- EPE (QLD)
- Helimods (QLD)
- Holmwood Highgate (QLD)
- HTA Aerospace & Defense (QLD)
- L3 Micreo (QLD)
- University of Sunshine Coast (QLD)
- Norseld Pty Ltd (SA)
- REDARC Electronics (SA)
- University of Tasmania (TAS)
- AW Bell (VIC)
- Air Radiators (VIC)
- AMDA (VIC)
- APV Corporation (VIC)
- Black Stump Technologies (VIC)
- Cgear Australia (VIC)
- Greyscan (VIC)
- Ideation Product Solutions (VIC)
- Marand (VIC)
- MoTEC Pty Ltd (VIC)
- Point Trading (VIC)
- Titomic (VIC)
- Trakka Systems Australia (VIC)