The Queensland Government was proud to be the principal sponsor of Land Forces 2014.
Land Forces 2014 succeeded the former Land Warfare Conference and Exhibition and was an international industry event that showcased technology, equipment and services related to the land defence sector.
The event was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 22-25 September 2014 and attracted a large global audience including senior international military personnel.
Queensland Government stand
Defence Industries Queensland had a significant stand presence at the expo and was joined by the following Queensland companies.
Becker Helicopters are Sunshine Coast-based helicopter operators with expertise in flight training, including for international defence forces, air transport operations, maintenance and overhaul, and disaster relief.
BMedical specialise in the distribution of innovative equipment for physiological monitoring and have an extensive range of medical products that are utilised by the defence forces.
Byfield Optics specialise in ballistic eyewear and have particular expertise in custom-made eye protection that incorporates maximum strength UV lenses that are certified to ANSI Z87 1-2003 and US MIL DTL 43511D ballistic protocols.
Craig International Ballistics
Craig International Ballistics is a leading supplier of body armour to police forces and the Australian Defence Force. The company also produces high-quality cash-in-transit vehicles and represents American Glass Products in Australia.
Cubic is a world-leading provider of military training simulation systems and services. In Australia, Cubic offers training and technical services that include exercise planning, exercise validation and a range of innovative simulation and non-kinetic environmental capabilities.
EM Solutions design and manufacture technologically superior microwave terrestrial and satellite equipment, including E-band microwave links and a multi-band Satcom-on-the-move system.
Endurequip specialise in designing and building portable lifting systems for the heavy vehicle sector and exclusively supply mobile hoists to the Australian Defence Force.
Ferra serves local and international defence and aerospace companies and specialises in the design, manufacture, assembly and testing of aerospace structures and sub-systems. The company also supports customers on development programs and provides spare parts for regional, business and military services.
HMG Hardchrome is a world leader in reclamation and manufacture of components and assemblies used in heavy industrial environments such as shipping, lift and shift, manufacturing and transport. The company offers a range of repair and refurbishment services and can design and manufacture components to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) standards.
Laserdyne develops and manufactures electro-optic systems including laser rangefinders, video recorders and flat-panel displays for military and paramilitary applications. The company's products are deployed on ground vehicles, ship decks and helicopters and are designed for use in extreme conditions.
Merino Country develops Australian merino clothing and underwear, which are all produced in their Queensland factory. The company supplies garments, mainly woollen underwear marketed as 'Wundies', to the Australian Defence Force.
Micreo design and manufacture RF MICs and subsystems for global defence companies. The company specialises in designing leading-edge products for harsh environments and their products are installed in several front-line military ships and aircraft.
RGM Maintenance offers a range of services that cater to defence and other vehicles. This includes repair and maintenance, bulk liquid and fuel handling, equipment repair and certification, drive train component rebuild and balancing, paint and panel repair, and sand blasting.
Rhino Linings develop protective coating products for retail, commercial and industrial applications. The company produces high-quality, high-performance hybrid polyurethanes, pure polyuria and epoxys and provides solutions to industrial abrasion, corrosion, containment, impact and chemical attack problems.
Spantech designs and constructs buildings using the patented Spantech Construction System. This system features a site rollformed construction panel with wide-span capabilities and a unique means of connection. The company services a number of industries including aviation, mining and defence.
STEYR Motors provide a range of motors for the marine and automotive industries. The company offers environmentally-friendly hybrid solutions that provide low-speed manoeuvring as well as automotive diesel engines used extensively in military and light commercial operations.
TAE is Australasia's leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for gas-turbine engines. The company also offers services in aerospace engineering, avionics, advanced manufacturing, fuel and electrical component maintenance and aircraft wheels and brakes.
Toll Remote Logistics
Toll Remote Logistics specialise in integrated logistics and have experience delivering logistics solutions in challenging environments where there is limited or no infrastructure, socio-political instability or geographical isolation. The company support defence, resource and government supply chains.
TOTE Systems Australia
TOTE Systems Australia manufactures and supplies ballistic armour to a range of clients including the Department of Defence. Their products include body armour; vehicle, aircraft, watercraft and building armour; and training and riot equipment.
Volvo Group Governmental Sales Oceania
Volvo Group Governmental Sales Oceania (VGGSO) specialises in vehicle sales to customers in Defence, internal security and emergency services and offers mobility solutions up to 42 tonnes to support tactical, logistical and armoured missions. Group brands include ACMAT, Mack Defense, Panhard and Renault Trucks Defence.
Volvo Group is the industry champion for the Queensland Heavy Vehicle Network.
Queensland Government stand
Queensland Government stand
Seventeen companies also exhibited in a dedicated area for Queensland SMEs as part of the Australian Small Business Showcase. We were pleased to have strong regional representation here with companies from Toowoomba, Townsville, Cairns and the Sunshine and Gold Coasts participating.
View companies who exhibited as part of the Queensland SME showcase
You don't often hear defence and fashion in the same sentence, but a number of Queensland companies collaborated at Land Forces 2014 to run a daily fashion parade showcasing Queensland's capability in developing protective clothing, including bomb disposal suits, and ballistic vests, eye protection and undergarments.
Queensland's air sector is primed to meet your defence needs. We support a wide range of aircraft with capabilities in component manufacture, niche machining, research, and maintenance, repair and overhaul.