- Launch of the first WA Defence Industry Capability Directory which contains more than 100 local companies
- The directory will be used to promote the WA defence industry both in Australia and overseas
- Increasing the State's defence exports will create jobs and diversify the economy
Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia today launched the inaugural WA Defence Industry Capability Directory.
The directory is an important tool that will be used to promote the Western Australian defence industry in Australia and overseas, and is the result of the defence industry capability assessment undertaken by TCF Services, on behalf of Defence West.
The capability assessment, which was open to local industry from late 2017 until March 2018, asked businesses to examine their capabilities and assess them against the six capability streams of the Defence Integrated Investment Program.
The companies included in this inaugural directory, the majority of which are small to medium-sized enterprises, were considered to most closely match the immediate requirements of the Defence Integrated Investment Program.
This directory will be provided to key decision makers in Australia and circulated to the State Government's overseas offices for promotion to international markets.
The directory also includes capability information of all four Team WA universities - The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University, as well as South Metropolitan TAFE.
Defence West will continue this capability assessment work and the directory will be expanded on a regular basis to include more of the State's world-class, globally competitive companies.
The WA Defence Industry Capability Directory can be found at http://www.jtsi.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia:
"I am proud to launch the inaugural WA Defence Industry Capability Directory, which will be a powerful tool in promoting the State's extensive defence capabilities.
"The directory will be used by the WA Defence Advocate Rear Admiral (Rtd) Raydon Gates AO CSM and Defence West to promote WA defence industry to key decision makers.
"The directory will also be provided to the WA Government international offices for promotion to a range of international markets with a view to increasing the State's defence exports."
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