69 Aussie defence companies promoted in export push
The second edition of the Australian Military Sales Catalogue was released today to promote the products and services produced by Australia’s defence industry internationally.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the first catalogue launched in 2017 proved to be a success.
“The Australian Military Sales is an important initiative for us to showcase the vast range of products and services the Australian defence industry can export to our friends and allies to boost their capability,” Minister Pyne said.
“The catalogue lists selected Australian Defence Force (ADF) equipment available with a demonstrated viable capability that other countries might seek to purchase. It supports our Smart Buyer approach to the acquisition, sustainment and disposal of ADF capability by working more closely with industry.”
“This year’s catalogue has been expanded to include products and services from 69 Australian defence companies – including small and medium enterprises, and companies located across the country including from regional Australia.”
“As Minister for Defence Industry, I am constantly reminded of the enormous ability, skill and determination of our Australian defence industry. The Turnbull Government is supporting them in a number of ways including through the Defence Export Strategy I announced with the Prime Minister on 29 January 2018.
“This catalogue is another way for the Government to help Australia’s Defence Industry reach the markets of our friends and allies. Today’s launch is another milestone that celebrates our successful Australian defence industry as a fundamental input to capability,” Minister Pyne said.
The transfer of ex-ADF equipment to foreign governments is subject to a rigorous approval process independent from the Australian Military Sales Office.
The Australian Military Sales Catalogueis available at http://www.defence.gov.au/casg/AMSC.