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Queensland's capabilities in land defence include:

  • manufacture, modification, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and sustainment of heavy vehicles, recovery vehicles, trailers, equipment and special purpose modules
  • drive train component rebuild and balancing
  • painting and panel repairs
  • sand blasting
  • bulk liquid and fuel handling equipment manufacturing
  • repair and certification and supply of armoured vehicles and structural armour
  • development of covert and tactical body armour and other ballistic protection for soldier systems
  • manufacture of technologically superior microwave modules and systems for next generation broadband communications at frequencies from L-band to Ka-band (1 to 40 gigahertz)
  • development of multiband, multi-mode handheld tactical radios for portable line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight voice and data communications
  • leading solutions for explosive ordnance disposal, counter improvised explosive devices and force protection
  • composite component manufacture
  • system integration
  • development of combat training systems that can operate simultaneously in multiple simulation environments including live, virtual, constructive and gaming domains
  • development of fibre-reinforced composites and metal-composite hybrid materials for lightweighting of structures and components.

Queensland's heavy vehicle capability

Queensland has significant capability in heavy vehicle manufacturing and supply chain delivery in both the commercial and defence sectors. A large proportion of this activity takes place in Brisbane around the Wacol and Richlands areas where there is a concentration of companies manufacturing trucks and trailers and distributing some of the world's leading heavy vehicle brands.

From a defence perspective, over the next 10 years, the Land 121 and Land 400 projects offer significant opportunities for local industry to participate in defence's biggest projects to support land-based transport and tactical fleet replacements and sustainment. Regionally significant defence projects underway in Asia may also provide opportunities for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Queensland. Contact Defence Industries Queensland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.

Queensland Heavy Vehicle Network

To promote Queensland's strong heavy vehicle capability, Defence Industries Queensland collaborates with the Industry Capability Network and other stakeholders to support over 150 companies involved in Queensland's Heavy Vehicle Network.

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Key Heavy Vehicle Network events held include:

  • supplier days with Thales (Land 121, Phase 4) and Rheinmetall (Land 121, Phase 3B)
  • networking events including the Heavy Vehicle Network launch in 2013, an industry networking function with Queensland's Deputy Premier and an industry reception at Land Forces 2014.
  • capability training related to supplier requirements and standards required to access supply chain opportunities; writing capability statements; and writing persuasive quad charts.

See our events calendar for future events.

Supporters of Queensland's Heavy Vehicle Network include:

Want to get involved?

If you are a Queensland company and have capability in the heavy vehicle sector, you have the opportunity to join the Queensland Heavy Vehicle Network by:

  • registering with ICN and creating a company profile or updating your current profile (using these keywords (PDF icon 20 KB) in your profile may improve the searchability of your company)
  • contacting Defence Industries Queensland on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a request to be placed on our database to be notified of upcoming events and promotional opportunities.