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In the 2015-16 financial year, approximately $3.8 billion worth of defence contracts were awarded to companies with a Queensland ABN and postcode. This is up on the previous financial year's $3.6 billion.

Listed below are examples of orders from Defence received in Queensland. They highlight the scope and scale of defence activities being undertaken in the state by both SMEs and large corporations.

Boeing Defence Australia

  • $680 million for Integrated Battlefield Telecommunication Network
  • $360 million for Air Traffic Control Sensor - Interrogation and Remediation
  • $294 million to deliver Airborne Transponder/Interrogator System
  • $118 million to deliver Airborne Transponder/Interrogator System

Lend Lease

  • $230 million for building construction and support, maintenance and repair services
  • $117 million for building construction and support, maintenance and repair services
  • Harris Software Systems
  • $60 million for Combat Net Radio Mature Support

THALES Australia

  • $40 million for vehicle support service
  • $20 million for LAND 116 program vehicles

NIOA

  • $54.2 million for procurement of Weapon System

AIRBUS Group Australia

  • $29 million for MHR-90 aircraft assembly
  • $14.5 million for Tiger helicopter maintenance and sustainment

Adagold Aviation

  • $23 million for air sustainment service

Rubikon Group

  • $13 million for strategic support partnership contract

Micreo Limited

  • $10 million for electronic equipment, force protection systems