The Navy provides maritime forces that contribute to the ADF's capacity to defend Australia, contribute to regional security, support global interests, shape the strategic environment and protect national interests. This is achieved by providing maritime patrol and response; interdiction and strategic strike; protection of shipping and off-shore territories and resources; maritime intelligence collection and evaluation; hydrographic and oceanographic operations; and escort duties. Peacetime activities include maritime surveillance and response within Australia's offshore maritime zones; hydrographic, oceanographic and meteorological support operations; humanitarian assistance; and maritime search and rescue.
Broadspectrum designs, funds, constructs, operates, and maintains major projects and infrastructure assets across diverse industries. This includes a 30-year legacy in Australia’s naval and maritime sector as part of our company’s chapter as Transfield Services and continues today with our maintenance work on the Collins Class Submarines in South Australia.
We provide industry with smart asset and work management practices that reduce cost and increase reliability and the lifecycle of army, navy and airforce equipment and assets. We do this by harnessing the lessons and innovations of our heritage in major hazardous facilities and complex engineering environments, as well as equipping our local delivery teams with global technology and insights, from our position as part of one of the world’s largest infrastructure and services companies, Ferrovial.
As a top ten supplier to the Defence industry, Broadspectrum is known for working collaboratively to create a safe, reliable and trusted experience across sustainment, support, and operations and exercises services.
Milkor is a privately owned South African company established in 1981. We design, develop and manufacture all our defence and security products in-house. Our capabilities range between Air, Land, Sea, Cyber and Weapons. Our systems are designed and manufactured for the end users’ specific missions and can be tailored to the end users’ requirements. Our air systems consist of three different unmanned aerial vehicles that ranges from handheld options up to our 12-meter wingspan MA380. Our 4x4 armoured personnel carrier offers comfort with toughness and reliability, optimising performance with a spacious operating zone. Offering variants of the vehicle from ambulance to command unit.
Our Sea systems offer a high-speed interceptor craft known as the 12-meter MN Centurion and is available in both unmanned and manned versions. With a unique hydrofoil assisted catamaran design that can be fitted with various ballistic protection offered with customizable weapon systems, surveillance and radars provides for a world-class all-round solution. We are the original designer and manufacturer of the hand held 40mm Multiple Grenade Launcher weapon systems. Over the past 38 years, we have supplied in excess of 62,000 weapons to more than 65 countries worldwide to military and law enforcement ranging from lethal to less-lethal.
CEA is a private Australian company specialising in the design, development, manufacture and through life support of radar, missile illumination and communication technologies. The company was founded in 1983 and has grown on the basis of commitment to technological innovation and successful product development.
CEA has its headquarters in Canberra with design and manufacturing facilities across the Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne sites. Support facilities are located in Perth, Brisbane, Newcastle and internationally in Columbia, USA.
CEA’s capabilities include electronic, software, mechanical & system design, development, manufacturing, integration, test and sustainment. The whole of life system capabilities include advanced manufacturing and antenna test facilities. These include specialised CAD/CAM systems, automated form-in-place 3D printing and one of the larger anechoic chambers in Australia. Complete digital & RF printed circuit board assembly and repair capabilities including an automated surface mount assembly line and 3D X-Ray support for complex assemblies.
The company’s proven system of systems engineering capability enables it to integrate and deliver large networks of sensor EW and communication capabilities. The individual systems include packaging and form factors suitable for maritime, airborne and land applications. Many systems are also configured for relocatable and transportable applications with operation across a wide range of environmental conditions.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, space, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide.
The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. Our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer.
Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today. From the bottom of the oceans to the depth of space and cyberspace, we help our customers think smarter and act faster - mastering ever greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €15.8 billion in 2017.
Thales in Australia is a trusted partner of the Australian Defence Force and is also present in commercial sectors ranging from air traffic management and ground transport systems to security systems and services. Employing around 3,600 people, Thales in Australia recorded revenues of more than A $1.2 billion in 2017 and export revenue of over A$1.6 billion in the past 10 years.
Close collaborative relationships with local customers, Australian SME suppliers and research institutions combined with technology transfer from our global business enables Thales to tailor high quality solutions for Australian and export markets.
Owned and run by the Luerssen family since 1875, Luerssen is internationally renowned for the design and construction of navy vessels, mega yachts and special purpose ships.
Luerssen is proud to be helping to deliver a strong future for naval shipbuilding in Australia today.
In May 2017, Luerssen Australia was established in Western Australia to develop a fully capable Australia-based shipbuilding operation to serve the Royal Australian Navy and to capture opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.
In early 2018, Luerssen Australia signed a contract to build the next generation of Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Australian Government’s SEA 1180 program.
The first two of twelve vessels are currently being constructed at the Osborne Naval Shipyards in South Australia by ASC with the Australian steel cut in Western Australia by Civmec.
The remaining ten vessels will be constructed at Civmec’s facility in Henderson.
It is Luerssen’s intention that the joint venture between Civmec and Luerssen Australia known as the Australian Maritime Shipbuilding and Export Group (AMSEG) will play a major role in the construction.
Located in Henderson, the company is governed by an Australian board, will operate under Australian management and will develop and build naval ships to world-class standards for Australian and regional markets.
At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. For 65 years we have searched for new ways to provide our customers in Australia with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of some 3,200 people at over 30 locations across Australia, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology. Our work helps keep Australia safe and contributes to creating a more prosperous and innovative nation.
We live in an age of increasing change and uncertainty. An age where threats are escalating, fundamentals are shifting and technology is playing an even more important part in our lives. An age of great challenges and opportunities. But one thing never changes – the imperative to protect what matters most. National security, economic prosperity, critical infrastructure, sensitive data; our lives, our loved ones, our values, our assets, our futures. At BAE Systems, we provide an essential edge to help our customers and partners stay ahead as challenges and opportunities change. This takes many forms – from an innovation that saves a soldier’s life to an improvement that saves money, from an increase in a country’s capabilities to an enhancement of a company’s cyber defences. It’s an intelligent edge, a military edge, a commercial edge, a competitive edge, a critical edge - an essential edge to protect what matters most.
ASC exists to serve the frontline of Australia’s naval defence capabilities. With responsibility for sustaining the Collins Class Submarines, building the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers and building the lead and second Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels, ASC is an integral part of Australia’s sovereign naval industrial capability. ASC operates across three facilities in South Australia and Western Australia and employs more than 1,400 employees.