How we support industry

Defence NSW can help industry by:

  • coordinating relationships between the NSW Government, the Commonwealth, state governments, defence and industry
  • coordinating the implementation of the strategy in a whole-of-government approach
  • coordinating defence industry development activities across metropolitan and regional NSW.

Representing NSW business

Upcoming events

  • Defence Services Asia (Sea, Land & Air), Malaysia, April 2018. Focussed on reaching ASEAN defence export markets across all three domains, in direct support of Minister Blair’s focus on ASEAN and intended travel to Asia.
  • Euronaval (Sea), France, October 2018. The largest international naval trade show, it is of strategic importance for numerous NSW businesses involved as prime contractors or suppliers for major Australian naval acquisition and sustainment programs.
  • Paris Air Show (Air), France, June 2019. The largest international military aviation trade show.  Alternates with Farnborough annually.
  • AUSA - Association of US Army Exhibition (Land), USA, October 2019. The largest land warfare exposition in North America. Critical for suppliers seeking to export to high volume US Land Forces markets.

Past events

Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017

Defence NSW is participating in Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017, a world leading defence event that brings together the global defence and security sector to innovate and share knowledge. The event will be held in London from 11 to 15 September 2017.

Team Defence Australia and the Commonwealth Department of Defence are leading a mission to London to participate in this event. Of the 42 Australian Defence businesses exhibiting at DSEI, 12 businesses are headquartered in NSW.

During the event, Defence NSW will engage directly with key EU/UK Defence primes during the four day trade show.

NSW businesses:

  • Advanced Navigation — Inertial Navigation Systems
  • Blueye Eyewear — Ballistic Eye and Face Protection Systems
  • Armor Australia — body armor
  • Dexata Corporation — Horus Big Data Analytics Engine
  • Drone shields — detection and countermeasure products against drone technology
  • EOS Defence Systems Pty Ltd (Rover) — remote weapon systems
  • Marathon Targets — autonomous Robotic Targets for Live-Fire Training
  • Milspec Manufacturing — Military Vehicles Alternators and Exportable Power Products.
  • Risk Decisions Pty Ltd — predict risk management software and consulting services
  • UGL Limited — Ship Maintenance Management Systems and Supply Chain Management. UGL currently provides the ADF with these services.
  • W & E Platt — weapon mounts
  • Zone Products Australia — ArbitorShield drone detection and countermeasures C2 COTS platform


PACIFIC 2017 provided a significant opportunity to promote NSW as a leading defence state with a particular strength in naval sustainment.

PACIFIC 2017 focused on the development of regional innovation and collaborative commercial opportunities relevant to Sea, Air and Land Defence.

The conference brought leading national and international defence decision makers to Sydney and reaffirmed NSW Government support for Commonwealth Defence objectives and a strong defence industry sector. The event was also a vehicle to generate opportunities for NSW businesses and sell the NSW capability to an audience of key decision makers.

NSW businesses co-exhibiting:

Advanced Navigation

Advanced Navigation is an Australian company that specialises in the development and manufacture of navigation technologies and robotics. Advanced Navigation has specialised expertise across a broad range of fields including sensors, GNSS, inertial navigation, RF technologies, acoustics, robotics, artificial intelligence and algorithms. Advanced Navigation maintains a strict quality control system across two research facilities and three manufacturing facilities in Australia.

Advantage Wollongong

Wollongong is a city transformed. It has a well-developed and sophisticated innovation ecosystem that places it at the cutting edge of applied research and industry collaboration. This focus on innovation ensures the ADF NSW Stand at Pacific 2017 -International Maritime Exposition maintains its technological edge. Wollongong research, technology and advanced manufacturing expertise ensures the operational effectiveness and safety of the ADF’s Submarines, Frigates and AWDs. Learn how the Wollongong advantage can translate into your defence advantage.

Air Affairs Australia

Air Affairs Australia has been established since 1995 and is primarily an Air Operations, Aerial Targets and Engineering based company. It operates a fleet of special mission Learjet and King Air aircraft providing specialised air training support services to Defence and fire intelligence gathering for the National Fire Centre. They have an extensive manufacturing and engineering facility, providing a complete design through to manufacture and certification capability and are the OEM for several products.

Allied Data Systems Pty Ltd

Systel and Allied Data Systems are leading designers and system integrators of both custom and commercial off the shelf rugged computers. It is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company with systems deployed worldwide for military and industrial mission-critical applications. Systel and Allied Data Systems are proud providers of high-quality products and services for the U.S. Department of Defence, Australian Department of Defence, Australian and US Prime contractors and International Primes including BAE Bofors in Sweden, as well as leaders in a variety of industries including oil and gas, factory automation, robotics, and transportation. All products are designed and optimised for continuous operation under extreme environmental conditions.

Austest Laboratories

AUSTEST LABORATORIES is an INDEPENDENT, product and component testing and certification company offering the most comprehensive and publicly available environmental, electromagnetic compatibility and electrical testing facilities in Australia and NZ. Fully accredited military standard testing includes environmental product and component standards ranging from vibration and shock, drop, temperature and humidity, UV, Ingress Protection for Dust and Water and corrosion, altitude and pressure, through to Electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility radio frequency interference emissions (40GHz) and susceptibility (up to 200V per metre to 18GHz).


Benelec is a local SME based in Sydney and Melbourne, specialising in radio frequency (RF) systems. It has comprehensive knowledge and proven expertise in design, manufacture and integration of RF Subsystems. Benelec’s Filter and Antenna range includes C2 and Electronic Warfare products from HF-8GHz for Land and Maritime Platforms. Benelec is also a commercial off the shelf Radio Systems Integrator, focused in P25 Secure Digital Radio as used on Maritime and Land systems.

Bisalloy Steels

Bisalloy Steels is Australia’s only manufacturer of high-tensile and abrasion-resistant quenched and tempered steel plate used for armour, structural and wear-resistant steel applications; products which are marketed under the brand name BISALLOY® and exported to a host of countries. The strength and reliability of BISALLOY® Armour steel has long been selected to support Australia’s defence forces and is an achievement which brings great pride to Bisalloy Steels.

Bohemia Interactive Simulations

Bohemia Interactive Simulations is a world leader in providing simulation technologies and integrated training solutions for military and civilian organisations around the globe. Virtual Battlespace (VBS3), its signature product, has evolved over the years to a sophisticated open platform affording customers virtual environments for multi-participant training across a wide range of critical areas.

Favcote Pty Ltd

Favcote Pty Ltd provides abrasive blasting and coating applications to internal and external sections of Royal Australia Navy ships and also to marine commercial vessels. Favcote also provides specialised services in the application of epoxy, elastomeric and ultra-light weight flooring compounds throughout all areas of marine vessels. Favcote Pty Ltd are also engaged in the abrasive blasting and treatment of Army components, marine vessel components and the treatment of underwater systems equipment at its facility in south western Sydney.

Mellori Solutions Pty Ltd

For 17 years, Mellori Solutions has provided services in support of the Australian Defence Force Electronic Warfare capability. Mellori’s focus is in four areas; through-air- threat simulation, Electronic Warfare training and planning, EW tactical systems and EW related work in controlled (laboratory-like) environments. As a wholly Australian owned company based in Nowra, NSW with offices in South Australia and London, Mellori offers true sovereign sustainment capability for ADF’s Electronic Warfare.

Phoenix Defence Services Pty Ltd

Phoenix is a specialist provider of site welding, industrial coating and non destructive testing services to Australian Navy, its principal contractors and Australian industry. Phoenix are a quality organisation accredited to ISO 9001 covering welding, fabrication, repairs, NDT and project management as well as removal and application of protective coatings (painting) for the transport infrastructure, Industrial and Marine sectors. Phoenix also offers a variety of inspection services to its clients. It has highly trained and certified staff working at its accredited NATA laboratory and are able to undertake inspection activities on your behalf.

Hunter Defence

Defence is a critical sector for the Hunter region’s economy, injecting $1 billion annually and employing thousands of skilled people.  Hunter Defence represents Defence industry in the Hunter, working collaboratively with industry, State and Federal government to build and promote regional capacity and capability in Defence manufacturing and sustainment procurement, workforce skills development and global paths to market; and within the framework of the national Defence industry ecosystem.

Rojone Pty Ltd

Established in 1981, Rojone is proudly one of Australia’s top RF & microwave design, manufacturing and distribution companies. Occupying its own 1830 square metre facility at Ingleburn, NSW, it employs over 50 dedicated professionals to service over 2,000 domestic and international customers. Rojone offers quality products from RF and circular connectors, coaxial cables through to military microwave components and systems from world-leading manufacturers.


Varley is a leading Australian supplier of innovative world-class solutions to Defence and aerospace customers. Varley specialises in the deployment of tactical mission systems and support equipment by providing a range of top quality engineered products and services including design, manufacture, and through life support of deployable containerised solutions, vehicle bodies, modules; fit-outs, specialised trailers, customised shipping containers, aircraft ground support equipment and marine gangways; and accommodation ladders.