Land Forces 2018

Land Forces 2018 showcased equipment, technology and services for the armies of Australia and the Indo–Asia–Pacific region. It was held on 4–6 September 2018 at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia.

12 defence businesses from regions including the Hunter, Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Murray-Riverina, North Coast and Capital Regions were supported by Defence NSW to showcase their products, technologies, services and capabilities to global supply chains at the event.

Defence NSW exhibitors

Advanced Navigation (Sydney)

Develops advanced navigation systems using specialised expertise in sensors, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), inertial navigation, radio frequency (RF) technologies, acoustics, robotics, artificial intelligence and algorithms. www.advancednavigation.com.au

Advantage Wollongong (Wollongong)

A partnership between the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Wollongong City Council and the University of Wollongong to promote Illawarra companies with defence capabilities including in the areas of armoured steel plate, military grade communications systems, base safety systems, high-end welding and engineering, and rugged medical computing devices. www.advantagewollongong.com.au

Australian Target Systems (ATS) (Albury)

ATS designs and integrates live fire target systems for federal and state government agencies including the Army, Navy, Air Force and police forces.It was the winner of the inaugural Defence export award at the Premier’s export awards last year. www.atspl.com.au

Defence Innovation Network (DIN) (NSW)

The DIN was established in NSW in 2017, with generous support from the NSW Government, and pools the resources and facilities of seven leading universities in NSW to promote defence R&D for the development of new technologies and capabilities. It brings a comprehensive set of competencies and an approach that draws the best team together to complement industry’s in-house expertise and solve its research and product development needs. www.defenceinnovationnetwork.com

Global Defence Solutions (South Nowra)

GDS is a solutions and service provider of shelter and tent systems, air conditioning and generation to support the Australian Defence Force, security services and Defence Forces in the South Pacific region. www.globaldefence.com

HunterNet Cooperative (Newcastle)

Hunter Defence is a not-for-profit collaboration between the HunterNet Cooperative and the Hunter Business Chamber and will showcase defence capabilities of the Hunter region and promote collaborations between SMEs and defence primes. hunternet.com.au

JAR Aerospace (Caringbah)

JAR Aerospace is an Australian aeronautics and aerospace company that focuses on the design, manufacture and systems integrations of unmanned systems. www.jar-aerospace.com.au

Jenkins Engineering Defence Systems (Matraville)

JEDS specialises in the design, manufacture and marketing of Electronic Warfare (EW) products including software and the service and support of EW, radar and radio communications systems. JEDS recently won a Defence Innovation Hub grant to explore a cost-effective microwave-band Radar Electronic Support system that provides automated warnings. www.jeds.com.au

Lithgow Arms (Lithgow)

Since 1912, when it was originally conceived as a factory to make and support weapons created elsewhere, over recent years Lithgow Arms has evolved into a true small arms designer and manufacturer.The team now designs new Australian weapons for military and civilian markets – along with the LA101 CrossOver, the innovative EF88 rifle is being developed for the ADF. www.lithgowarms.com

Rojone (Ingleburn)

A communication company manufacturing a range of products including antennas, GPS repeaters, high noise headsets, cable assemblies and harnesses. www.rojone.com.au

Santova Logistics (Alexandria)

Santova will demonstrate its professional service capability in cross border transactions for the defence industry highlighting its export expertise. Its services include customs and excise, freight forwarding, temporary imports and time-sensitive courier jobs, providing support for the Department of Defence, defence primes, and SMEs. www.santova.com

Thomas Global Systems (Regents Park)

An industry leader in the design, production and support of innovative electronic systems solutions for aerospace and defence applications, Thomas Global will be showcasing its Biocular Image Control Unit (BICU) used in tanks and armoured personnel carriers worldwide. www.thomas-global.com