NSW Government support for PACIFIC 2017 targets defence growth

Media release | 16 August 2017

The NSW Government is making a strong commitment to the state’s defence industry by becoming the Principal Sponsor for the PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime exposition in Sydney in October.

Director of Defence NSW at the NSW Department of Industry, Commodore Peter Scott CSC RANR, said the three-day event - Australia’s largest maritime industry conference - will promote the NSW defence industry to more than 500 companies from 21 countries.

“At PACIFIC 2017 we will be showcasing NSW defence industry capabilities to national and international decision makers in the commercial maritime and naval defence sectors,” he said.

“It’s a significant platform for Defence NSW to promote and drive outcomes from New South Wales: Strong, Smart and Connected, the NSW Government’s Defence and Industry Strategy, including getting small and medium sized enterprises better engaged with global defence businesses.

“It’s part of the NSW Government’s commitment to working with other states and territories to ensure a national approach to supporting Defence. A strong NSW defence industry is vital for Defence, and will further strengthen the NSW economy and jobs growth.

“Our support for the conference will also help us leverage NSW strengths in key capability areas from complex systems integration and defence sustainment to advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, and even space technology.”

Defence NSW will host a stand showcasing twelve of the most innovative and competitive defence companies in NSW including from key defence industry clusters in Sydney, in the Hunter and on the South Coast.

PACIFIC 2017 will also feature 15 related conferences including the Royal Australian Navy Sea Power Conference 2017, Innovation Awards and an Innovation Pitchfest event. PACIFIC 2017 will be held at Darling Harbour’s International Convention Centre from 3-5 October.

Find out more about the NSW Defence and Industry Strategy and PACIFIC 2017

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Exhibitors on the NSW Government stand at PACIFIC 2017

Advanced Navigation of Sydney — Develops and manufactures navigation technologies and robotics. It has specialised expertise in sensors, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), inertial navigation, radio frequency (RF) technologies, acoustics, robotics, artificial intelligence and algorithms. Contact: Vito Guarrera on 0431 902 569. www.advancednavigation.com.au

Advantage Wollongong — Wollongong has a sophisticated innovation ecosystem placing it at the cutting edge of applied research and industry collaboration. Wollongong research, technology and advanced manufacturing expertise supports the operational effectiveness and safety of the Australian Defence Force’s submarines, frigates and air warfare destroyers. Contact: Rob Little on 0407 666 109. www.advantagewollongong.com.au

Air Affairs Australia of Nowra — Air operations, aerial target and engineering company with an extensive manufacturing and engineering facility that operates a fleet of special mission Learjet and King Air aircraft providing specialised air training support services to Defence as well as fire intelligence gathering for the National Fire Centre. Contact: Rob Power on 0427 099 027 www.airaffairs.com.au

Allied Data Systems of Cromer — Systel and Allied Data Systems are leading designers and system integrators of custom and off-the-shelf rugged computers. ISO 9001:2015 certified company with systems deployed worldwide for military and industrial mission-critical applications. All products designed and optimised for extreme environmental conditions. Contact: Andrew MacLaurin on 0411 425 443. www.allieddata.com.au and www.systelinc.com

Austest Laboratories of Castle Hill — Independent product and component testing and certification company offering comprehensive environmental, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electrical testing. Fully accredited to military standard including environmental product and component standards ranging from vibration and shock, drop, temperature and humidity, ultraviolet, ingress protection for dust and water and corrosion, altitude and pressure, through to electrical safety and EMC radio frequency interference emissions (40GHz) and susceptibility (up to 200V per metre to 18GHz). Contact: Martin Garwood on 9680 9990. www.austest.com.au

Benelec of Botany — Has comprehensive knowledge and proven expertise in design, manufacture and integration of radio frequency (RF) subsystems. Its Filter and Antenna range includes C2 security rated and electronic warfare (EW) products from HF-8GHz for Land and Maritime Platforms. Also a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Radio Systems Integrator focused on P25 Secure Digital Radio used in Maritime and Land systems. Contact: David Benchoam on 0418 646 595. www.benelec.com.au

Bisalloy Steels of Unanderra — Australia’s only manufacturer of high-tensile and abrasion-resistant quenched and tempered steel plate used for armour, structural and wear-resistant steel applications. The strength and reliability of BISALLOY® Armour steel has long supported Australia’s defence forces. Products are exported to a host of countries. Contact: Justin Suwart on 0418 319 097. www.bisalloy.com.au

Bohemia Interactive Simulations of Williamtown — World leader in simulation technologies and integrated training solutions for military and civilian organisations around the globe. Its signature product Virtual Battlespace (VBS3) is a sophisticated open platform providing customers with virtual environments for multi-participant training across a wide range of critical areas. Contact: Alison Hill on 0421 838 761. www.bisimulations.com

Favcote Pty Ltd of Ingleburn — Provides abrasive blasting and coating applications for internal and external sections of Royal Australian Navy ships, Army components, marine commercial vessels and underwater systems equipment. Also provides specialised services in the application of epoxy, elastomeric and ultra-light weight flooring compounds throughout all areas of marine vessels. Contact: Bruno Favretti on 0418 252 345. www.favcote.com

Mellori Solutions Pty Ltd of Nowra — Provides services to support Australian Defence Force Electronic Warfare capability with a focus in four areas: through-air-threat simulation; electronic warfare (EW) training and planning; EW tactical systems; and related work in controlled laboratory-like environments. Contact: Fran Koster on 0402 798 494. www.mellori.com.au

Phoenix Defence Services Pty Ltd of Unanderra — pecialist provider of site welding, industrial coating and non-destructive testing (NDT) services to the Australian Navy, its principal contractors and Australian industry. Accredited to ISO 9001 covering welding, fabrication, repairs, NDT and project management as well as protective coatings for the transport infrastructure, industrial and marine sectors. Also offers inspection services with an accredited National Association of Testing Laboratories (NATA) laboratory. Contact: Adam Castro on 0498 980 071. www.phoenixlimited.com.au

Hunter Defence of Newcastle — 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 manufacturing and sustainment procurement, workforce skills development and global paths to market. Contact: Kate O’Mara on 0412 303 744. www.rdahunter.org.au and www.hunterbusinesschamber.com.au and www.hunternet.com.au

Rojone Pty Ltd of Ingleburn — One of Australia’s top radio frequency (RF) and microwave design, manufacturing and distribution companies. With over 50 staff and 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. Contact: John Brady on 0419 491 881. www.rojone.com.au

Varley of Tomago —- Leading Australian supplier of innovative world-class solutions to Defence and aerospace customers. Specialises in the deployment of tactical mission systems and support equipment with a range of top quality engineered products and services including design, manufacture, and though life support of containerised solutions, vehicle bodies, modules, fit-outs, specialised trailers, customised shipping containers, aircraft ground support equipment, marine gangways and accommodation ladders. Contact: Victor Ugarte on 0419 267 846. www.varleygroup.com