Defence Industry Minister visits Malaysia to promote Aust. industry

EFFORTS by Australia’s world-class defence industry to export internationally will receive a boost, with the Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, visiting Malaysia from April 16-17, 2018.

Mr Pyne will visit the Team Defence Australia stand at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. The stand at DSA 2018 showcases the wide range of products and services Australian defence companies are seeking to export.

“Our Team Defence Australia delegation consists of 27 companies, including small and medium enterprises, a record number for Australian participation at DSA, attesting to the competitiveness and innovative capabilities of Australian defence industry,” Minister Pyne said.

“Events such as DSA are a great way for Australian companies to showcase their capabilities, leading to new export opportunities.”

Mr Pyne said that the Australian Government had dramatically increased the support available for Australian companies to identify and seize new export opportunities.

“The soon to be launched Australian Defence Export Office, an initiative of the Defence Export Strategy, will deliver a suite of new initiatives to help Australian companies become export ready, expand their businesses and achieve export success,” Mr Pyne said.

Mr Pyne will also meet with Malaysian Minister for Defence (caretaker), Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hssein, and the Chief of the Defence Force to discuss opportunities to deepen Australia-Malaysian industry engagement. 

“Australia greatly values our longstanding defence relationship with Malaysia, which is underpinned by our shared interest in promoting regional security,” Mr Pyne said.

Mr Pyne will also take the opportunity to meet with a number of his other counterparts visiting for DSA to discuss Australian Defence export opportunities and collaboration.

DSA 2018 runs from April 16-19 2018 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Further information about Defence Services Asia 2018 can be found at

Companies attending Defence Services Asia 2018 as part of Team Defence Australia include:

  • Aerospace Maritime and Defence Foundation of Australia
  • Armor Australia Pty Ltd
  • Austal
  • Australian Maritime Technologies Pty Ltd
  • Australian Target Systems Pty Ltd
  • Ballistic & Mechanical Testing Pty Ltd
  • Blueye Eyewear Pty Ltd
  • Britton Maritime Systems
  • Calytrix Technologies
  • Codan Radio Communications
  • Craig International Ballistics
  • Defence Vision
  • Depth Logistics
  • DroneShield Limited
  • Fountx (associated with TAE)
  • Hawker Pacific
  • Holmwood Highgate
  • Intelligent Security Integration Australia Pty Ltd
  • JAR Aerospace
  • Prism Defence
  • RUAG Australia
  • Scientific Management Associates
  • SOS Marine
  • TAE Aerospace
  • Thales Australia
  • Trakka Systems
  • W & E Platt Pty Ltd



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