New South Wales (NSW ) is Australia’s economic, finance and education powerhouse. NSW contributes one-third of Australia’s GDP and currently enjoys record business investment and a AAA credit rating. NSW is committed to growing defence industries and related jobs, investment and innovation across the state. The NSW Government’s priority is to maintain the best possible conditions for sustainable, technically advanced and globally competitive defence industries, as part of making the state a great place to live and work.
NSW has been a strong supporter of national defence since before federation and is host to important defence bases and capabilities supported by a broad range of industries and major education and training establishments.
NSW is home to the largest number of defence bases and capabilities of any state or territory and is home to nearly 30% of Australia’s military and defence civilian personnel. All three services have significant bases throughout the state, including major sustainment hubs for the Australian Army at Holsworthy Barracks, the Royal Australian Navy at Garden Island and the Royal Australian Air Force at Williamtown. Each service has operational level headquarters and significant training units located across the state.
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NSW defence industry takes wing at Avalon
The best and most innovative of NSW defence and aerospace companies will take part at the upcoming Avalon Airshow in Victoria in February 2019, showcasing their capabilities to an international audience of customers, manufacturers and partners.
$2.4 million boost for Defence Innovation Network
Minister for Trade and Industry officially launched the Defence Innovation Network to increase collaboration between the state’s defence industry and universities.
Aerospace Precinct to create over 5,500 Hunter jobs
Deputy Premier today announced $11.7 million in funding to create a transformational defence, aviation, aerospace and technology precinct set to generate over 5,500 jobs in the Hunter region.
NSW counter-drone technology awarded
A NSW-based counter-drone company has dominated the 2018 Industry Innovation Awards at the Land Forces expo in Adelaide this week.