Team Defence Australia, headed by retired Air Marshall John Harvey, and the Department of Defence, are leading a mission to London this week to participate in Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) where 42 Australian businesses will be exhibiting.
DSEI 2017 is expected to attract over 34,000 people including private sector companies, key industry players and international military and armed forces from around the world. It will showcase the latest equipment and systems across five sectors - Air, Land, Naval, Security and Joint – covering the entire supply chain.
The Director of Defence NSW, Commodore Peter Scott will be at DSEI to support the NSW exhibitors, cooperate closely with exhibitors from other Australian states, and engage with international defence prime companies to target global supply chain opportunities.
Commodore Scott said a dozen NSW defence and security companies will exhibit at DSEI showcasing their leading defence technologies to international markets.
“The NSW Government's Defence and Industry Strategy, New South Wales: Strong, Smart and Connected, aims to build on the existing strengths of the State's defence industry including by helping companies access global supply chains. The Strategy also acknowledges the importance of
all Australian states working together with the Commonwealth and industry to develop a strong national defence capability.”
Among the NSW exhibitors is Marrickville company Marathon Targets which makes moving robotic targets used by military for marksmanship training.
“Europe is a big market and DSEI is a big show that attracts people from all over Europe, as well as representatives from the United States, offering opportunities for exports,” CEO Alex Brooks said.
NSW BUSINESSES EXHIBITING AT DSEI 2017