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Globally competitive land defence companies with headquarters or significant operations in Queensland include:

  • Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) - headquartered in Queensland, BDA has key capability in tactical aircraft, strike fighter sustainment services, integrated logistics support, communication and surveillance programs
  • Craig International Ballistics - a leading supplier of body armour to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and police forces
  • Combat Clothing Australia - specialising in the design and manufacture of military and para-military accoutrements
  • Cubic Defence Australia - a world-leading provider of military training simulation systems and services
  • Elbit Systems of Australia -  has capability in battlefield management systems, network management systems and interfaces with airborne and naval platforms, unmanned systems, electronic warfare systems and electro-optical targeting systems
  • EM Solutions - specialising in the design and manufacture of technologically superior microwave terrestrial and satellite equipment, including E-band microwave links and a multi-band Satcom-on-the-move system
  • Eniquest - power production solutions and service parts to the military for all power production applications
  • EPE - provides a range of solutions to evolving threats such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs), radio controlled IEDs, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats and other hazards
  • Gaardtech - full-sized 2D/3D military targets including tanks, AFVs, air defence and technical vehicles
  • Haulmark Trailers - specialists in the design and manufacture of quality military trailers used for a variety of applications
  • L3 Harris Corporation - an international company with capabilities in avionics, battlespace networks, end-to-end satellite communications, tactical radios and C4ISREW systems
  • Holmwood Highgate - leading road tanker manufacturer and designer with a diverse skill base across a broad spectrum of engineering, technical, sales and manufacturing activities
  • Intellidesign – an electronic design and manufacturing company that develops and manufactures high quality, robust, electronic devices for mission-critical applications across a variety of markets including defence.
  • NIOA - Australia's leading, privately-owned, small arms and munitions supplier that services the commercial, law enforcement and military markets
  • Raider Targetry - provider of modular, scalable in-service moving and static targets
  • Raytheon Australia - providing whole-of-life capability solutions, mission systems integration and mission support
  • RGM Maintenance -defence vehicle repair and maintenance, with capabilities extending from mechanical maintenance through to surface preparation to signature management via the application of disruptive camouflage pattern Near Infra Red Reflective [NIRR] paint schemes
  • Rheinmetall Defence Australia - operator of the Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) and delivering the Boxer CRVs under LAND 400 Phase 2, the sustainment of 3500 logistics trucks under LAND 121, and  other defence projects
  • RUD Chains - a manufacturer and supplier of high-quality round steel link chain solutions and lifting technologies. The company works with clients in the defence, infrastructure, mining, quarry, power station and engineering industries to engineer and manufacture tailored solutions to industry-specific materials handling problems
  • SAAB - delivering life-saving deployable military and humanitarian hospitals to support defence force personnel
  • Steyr Motors Australia - delivering the engine for the Hawkei protected mobility vehicle under Land 121 Phase 4
  • TAE - Australasia's leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for gas-turbine engines, including the Honeywell AGT1500 engines for the Abrams main battle tank
  • Thales Australia - supplier and sustainment of a range of products for the ADF including munitions, weapons, optronics, protected vehicles, mission packages and C4 systems

Last updated: 21 Jun 2022