Surge in defence exporter numbers

This year’s Australian Defence Sales Catalogue released today shows the surge in new entrants into the export market is continuing.

The fifth edition of the catalogue features 214 Australian small businesses, a 25 per cent increase from the previous edition.

Defence industry minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the increase highlighted the growth and breadth of Australia’s defence industry sector, despite the impacts of Covid-19.

“The Catalogue is a key export marketing tool, showcasing Australia’s world-leading companies, products and services.

“It is aimed at foreign governments but also includes information on government support services available to Australia’s defence industry sector who may be seeking to maximise export opportunities.

“This includes information on Defence Export Controls, the Australian Defence Export Office, and the Centre for Defence Industry Capability, Team Defence Australia, Export Finance Australia, and Austrade.”

As usual the catalogue includes surplus Australian Defence Force equipment and platforms that will shortly be coming out of service.

All exports of controlled goods and technology are subject to assessment under Australia’s Defence Export Control legislation.

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