Albury defence company sets the target high

Media release | 28 August 2018

Albury-based Australian Target Systems (ATS) will be taking to the world stage next week when it joins 11 NSW defence companies on show at the 2018 Land Forces expo.

Minister for Trade and Industry, Niall Blair said ATS, a leading provider of live fire target systems to the Australian Defence Force, has now taken their Australian success global, winning the Defence Industry Export Award at the 2017 NSW Export Awards.

“ATS provides the live fire training that means our soldiers have the world’s best preparation for life and death situations on the battlefield,” Mr Blair said.

“Every Australian soldier deployed on active combat over the past decade has used a target system installed by ATS, helping to ensure they can hone their skills for the immense challenges faced in the field.

“It’s hard for most of us to even begin to imagine how tough the situations faced by our troops are; every bit of their training is key to ensuring that they remain safe.

“The Federal Government is in the process of its biggest ever peacetime defence spend and we are showing that NSW has the businesses and capabilities to capitalise on that. Our NSW showcase at the Land Forces expo is yet another demonstration of how the NSW Government is putting its best foot forward to help build our defence industry.”

ATS’s fully integrated target systems combine the skills of highly experienced software and hardware engineers with the first-hand knowledge of former military professionals.

Chief Executive Officer of ATS and former soldier Paul Burns, DSC said ATS will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in a training environment.

“ATS are very pleased to be a part of the Defence NSW team at Land Forces; we are a proud part of the NSW defence industry.

“We want to continue to see defence and government agencies using our targets to make sure that those on the frontline have the best training possible.”

Minister Blair at the Australian Target Systems indoor firing range