Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    WA’s defence industry capability on show at Land Forces 2018

    4/09/2018 10:00 AM
    • Defence West exhibiting at Land Forces 2018 in Adelaide
    • Promoting Western Australian companies
    • WA is home to world-class, globally competitive companies supplying the Australian Army and markets in the Indo-Pacific region 

    Western Australia's defence industries will have a strong presence at Land Forces 2018, an international exposition that showcases equipment, technology and services for the Australian Army and armies of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.


    Held every two years, Land Forces, which commences today in Adelaide, attracts key decision-makers from government and industry worldwide.


    Defence West, the State Government's agency for promoting and growing the defence industry, will host some WA SMEs on its stand, others will exhibit in their own right.


    Their products and services range from high-quality equipment to expertise in communications technology, integration and engineering.


    The State's Defence Advocate Rear Admiral (Rtd) Raydon Gates AO CSM, will also promote the recently released WA Defence Industry Capability Directory, and the Indo-Pacific Defence Conference, to be held in Perth on October 30, 2018.


    WA based companies exhibiting at Land Forces 2018 include:

    • Blacktree Technology;
    • Bushcomm Antennas;
    • Matrix Composites and Engineering;
    • Sensear;
    • Geng Engineering;
    • L-3 Oceania;
    • AVI;
    • Sea to Summit;
    • Precision Technic Defence;
    • Autonomous Industries Australasia;
    • Black Duck; and
    • Onetide.  

    Land Forces 2018 runs from today (September 4) to Thursday, September 6.


    Comments attributed to Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia:


    "Western Australian industry has a long history of supporting the capability requirements of the Australian Army, including the Special Air Services Regiment based at Campbell Barracks. 


    "Land Forces 2018 is a great opportunity for local companies to showcase their capabilities to key decision-makers from government and industry.


    "I wish the WA exhibitors at Land Forces 2018 all the best over the next three days."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600