NSW Defence targets ASEAN markets at DSA 2018

Media release | 16 April 2018

Nine NSW defence industry companies will form part of a Team Defence Australia mission attending one of the world’s top defence trade shows – Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 – from 16-19 April in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

NSW Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair said NSW defence industry attendance at DSA 2018 is aligned with a NSW Government focus on expanding exports to fast-growing ASEAN markets.

“This trade show is a terrific follow-up opportunity to support NSW businesses in the international market following my visit to Malaysia in October 2017 and to the region in February 2018.

“It demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to supporting businesses to access ASEAN markets and also leverage the ASEAN Conference that was held in March in Sydney.”

Director of Defence NSW, retired Commodore Peter Scott, CSC, will attend DSA 2018 to support the NSW exhibitors.

He said initiatives from the Commonwealth’s recently launched Defence Export Strategy would support sustainable, technologically advanced and globally competitive defence industries from NSW.

“The export strategy increases support for the highly successful Team Defence Australia trade missions, expands the Global Supply Chain program and increases support to SMEs to become export ready.”

Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of NSW unmanned systems manufacturer JAR Aerospace, Lachlan Burke, said the company wasn’t currently exporting but was looking to create new opportunities through its attendance at the show.

“It will offer us exposure and promote awareness of our products, including our Multi Rotor X12 unmanned aerial drone which is a product with global potential to greatly increase the safety of military personnel when on patrol.”

DSA 2018 will feature around 1,500 companies from 60 countries, attracting 43,000 trade visitors.

The NSW Government - through its Defence and Industry strategy, Strong, Smart and Connected - is committed to helping defence industry access global opportunities.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance divers Sydney Harbour

NSW exhibitors on the Team Defence Australia stand at DSA 2018

Armor Australia (Kirrawee)

One of the region’s most advanced designers and manufacturers of leading edge Ballistic Protection Systems. www.armoraustralia.com

Australian Target Systems (Albury)

ATS is Australia's leading provider of live firing training systems for Defence, Police and other Government services and delivers a 'whole of life' approach to the design, development, installation and ongoing sustainment of live fire range systems. www.atspl.com.au

Blueye Eyewear (Killarney Heights)

Blueye manufactures specific purpose military goggles and tactical sunglasses to protect against blast fragmentations caused by improvised explosive devices (IED), shrapnel and blunt trauma impacts, and laser threats and chemical warfare.

Britton Maritime Systems (Cronulla)

Since 1987, Britton has specialised in the manufacture, maintenance and integration of military/law enforcement and commercial craft. www.brittonmaritime.com.au

Defence Vision (Port Macquarie)

A world-leading provider of lightweight gyro-stabilised imaging sensors for defence operations, Defence Vision supplies battle-proven camera equipment for airborne, ground and maritime missions. defvis.com

Hawker Pacific (Bankstown)

Hawker Pacific is an aerospace services company offering services in aircraft sales, leasing, aircraft design and modifications including special mission systems, spares, maintenance, repair, overhaul, supply chain management and flight operations. www.hawkerpacific.com

JAR Aerospace (Caringbah)

JAR Aerospace is an Australian aeronautics and aerospace company that focuses on the design, manufacture and systems integrations of unmanned systems including its Multi Rotor X12 drone. www.jar-aerospace.com.au

SOS Marine (Botany)

A manufacturing company improving rescue equipment capabilities and operational readiness for waterfront professionals and the marine leisure industry. www.sosmarine.com

W&E Platt (Ingleburn)

A world-leader in the design, prototyping, manufacture and installation of weapon mounts and equipment for all types of military vehicles. plattmounts.com