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Queensland Government stand

At Land Forces 2021, the Queensland Government had a high-profile stand, positioned to take full advantage of prime defence contractors and Australian Army representatives.

We partnered with some of Queensland’s leading defence industry businesses on the stand to promote our state’s cutting-edge capabilities.

  • ABI Coating Specialists offers a wide range of abrasive blasting, specialised light and heavy industrial paint coatings and customised paint systems for most types of industry including heavy automotive, bulk tanks, tankers, commercial and industrial engineered steel and defence force sectors. The company’s core competencies include MIL-SPEC and APAS including NIRR and camouflage, and large volume vapor blasting and painted parts processing. ABI Coating Specialists has an ISO9001 certified quality assurance system and is controlled by a highly experienced team with decades of experience.

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  • B&R Enclosures is an independent, Australian, family-owned and -operated business with a reputation for excellence in the design, manufacture and electrical integration of enclosure and cabinet solutions for a range of markets and defence-specific applications. The team at B&R is driven towards innovative solutions for customers’ projects, working collaboratively to produce fit-for-purpose outcomes. The company’s three purpose-built Australian facilities house end-to-end manufacturing processes using Industry 4.0 methodologies to combine advanced technology and testing to satisfy MIL-STD certifications.

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  • Craig International Ballistics is Australia’s largest manufacturer of a diverse range of ballistic protection products. The team's modern manufacturing facility in Queensland produces a range of products for the Australian Defence Force and law enforcement including lightweight body armour, transparent armour, composite armour panels and ballistic shield systems. The company was the winner of the ADM 2019 Essington Lewis Award for ADF/SME Best Team of the Year. Craig International Ballistics is innovative, agile and proven.

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  • Downs Sheet Metal (DSM) is an Australian company based in Dalby, Queensland. The company manufactures DSM toolboxes and produces durable secure enclosures and toolboxes for tools and equipment for overseas and local customers, including the Australian Defence Force. The company uses state-of-the-art technology to also design and manufacture made-to-order goods to suit the needs of individuals as well as small-to-large companies. The team's range includes laser cutting, machining, powdercoating and fabrication.

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  • Frontline Manufacturing supports national defence projects including LAND 121 and LAND 400. The company’s capabilities span the full gamut of metal fabrication, including laser and plasma cutting, brake pressing, CNC machining, blasting and painting, assembly/integration and manual and robotic fabrication under the certifications of ISO 3834, DIN 2303 and ISO 9001. Frontline Manufacturing’s growing specialisation is in armour plate fabrication. The company was recently awarded a Sovereign Capability Grant to create an integrated armour plate processing facility.

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  • HeliMods is a progressive aerospace technology company with world-leading capability in advanced digital design, engineering and manufacturing. The company provides innovative aerospace products and technologies that enable customers to perform a range of complex missions including special operations, aerial policing, search and rescue and emergency medical retrieval. Backed by a foundation in digital engineering, connected systems, vertically integrated infrastructure and an innovation culture, HeliMods is the only mission systems integrator that can truly offer dynamic capability assurance.

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  • Hetech is an established electronics design and manufacturing company in Australia. Hetech is ISO9001:2015 accredited and builds to J-STD-001/IPC-A-610 class 3. The company has significant experience in the defence industry, with clients such as Boeing Defence Australia, Saab Defence Australia and Electro Optic Systems. Hetech’s range of services includes design, build to print, electronic contract manufacturing and turnkey projects, PCB and schematics design, SMT and through-hole assembly, prototyping, potting and conformal coating.

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  • HTA is an innovative company offering metal heat treatment services to the aviation, aerospace, defence, mining, oil and gas, and medical industries in Australia and the USA. Operating since 1979, the company has grown to a staff of more than 65, located at four branches across Australia and in Santa Fe Springs, California. HTA offers a comprehensive thermal processing service, with customers extending throughout Australia, USA, Asia and UK.

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  • ImmersaView, a PLEXSYS Company, develops unique world-class solutions for immersive displays and high-end video streaming. The company’s software is used for training and simulation applications across defence, emergency management, education and energy markets. ImmersaView is an award-winning Australian company with corporate headquarters in Brisbane and regional representation in North America and Europe. ImmersaView’s customers span the globe and include Fortune 500 companies, world-leading simulation companies, and international research institutions.

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  • IntelliDesign is an electronic design and manufacturing company based in Brisbane. IntelliDesign’s capabilities include electronic product design, printed circuit manufacturing, and final assembly and testing. The company is certified to AS9100D for both design and manufacturing and has been in business for 26 years, providing smart solutions to defence, mining, medical and transportation markets.

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  • Masters & Young takes electronic engineering ideas and turns them into designs. It builds prototypes, and manufactures and tests them in the company’s Queensland facility. Masters & Young also designs and assembles PCB (printed circuit boards) for use in medical, military and industrial products and in new, innovative products that other companies and entrepreneurs bring to them. Based in Brisbane, Masters & Young works with organisations across Australia in Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney and Melbourne.

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  • Microelectronic Technologies Pty Ltd is a Brisbane-based company that specialises in custom electronic design and manufacturing, including automated test systems and mechanical, software and firmware development. MeT has maintained a strong and agile team, which is crucial for accurate and efficient design, while maintaining flexibility. The company has significant experience in the defence industry, spanning two decades and including a range of maritime, land and aerospace projects.

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  • As a worldwide leading manufacturer of optical and digital precision technology, Olympus provides state-of-the-art, innovative solutions for the defence, scientific, manufacturing and industrial inspection industries. The company’s scientific solutions division offers a range of innovative instruments such as videoscopes, microscopes and industrial testing technologies. Olympus is passionate about creating customer-driven solutions for the medical, life sciences and industrial equipment industries. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling.

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  • PFi Aerospace is an Australian-owned defence and aerospace R&D company based in Brisbane. The company specialises in defence and aerospace client services and has designed and manufactured several hybrid rocket motor demonstrators. PFi has a reputation as an innovator, due to the collaborative groups the company has established. The company sees collaboration as a key driver, with support for the local economy and sovereign capability beginning with small-to-medium companies working together to maximise their capability offerings and remain competitive.

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  • Praxis Aerospace is a professional services company, providing engineering and project management services in support of aerospace and space programs within Australia. The company’s experienced and trusted staff supports a range of aerospace engineering and project management disciplines, supporting new aircraft acquisitions and aircraft in-service support programs including upgrades and space launch licence applications.

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  • Dedicated to manufacturing excellence, Queensland Gaskets specialises in high-quality gaskets and sealing materials, with proven expertise working on major defence projects. Australian owned and operated, the company sources and manufactures a range of materials, including rubber, high-temperature EMI/RFI shielding, plastics, composites, laminates and shims. Queensland Gaskets offers custom cutting and sealing, rapid prototyping, a global supply chain, excellent service and fast turnarounds. The company’s capabilities include water jet, CNC routing, and knife, laser and press selected to suit customer requirements.

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  • Rocklea Pressed Metal, trading as Rockpress, is a privately owned manufacturer and fabricator of metal products. Rockpress is based in Queensland and has been providing quality and reliable service since 1972. With the company’s state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, Rockpress prides itself on its expertise in meeting customer demand. The company has achieved Quality Accreditation ISO 9001, Health & Safety Management Systems ISO 45001-2018 and Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001, and is ISO 3834-2 certified.

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  • SDI Plastics is a high-performing, customer-driven plastics manufacturer. The company’s core services include product design and innovation, prototyping, toolmaking and plastics manufacturing. SDI Plastics provides onshore, offshore and reshoring services tailored to customer needs.

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  • STEYR Motors Australia specialises in state-of-the-art, high-density diesel power solutions that are compact, light and have low vibration for particular applications. Platforms are available for marine and automotive including APU power generation, with particular focus on military applications. Further, the use of specially developed fuel systems provides the option of running on multi fuel and offers a flexible platform for engineering solutions as required by the end consumers.

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  • TAE Aerospace is a multifaceted defence and aerospace company supplying:

    • maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade (MRO&U) for gas-turbine engines and engine components for the M1 Abrams main battle tank (MBT), fighter, training and transport/regional aircraft
    • armoured and protected vehicle/aircraft fire protection and rescue equipment supply and MRO&U
    • part repair/reclamation services including specialist welding, machining, electroplating, painting and non-destructive testing
    • design engineering, configuration and asset management services
    • gas turbine engine test cell design, construction, upgrade and ongoing support
    • aircraft wheels and brakes MRO
    • advanced defence/aerospace component manufacturing.

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  • TAFE Queensland is Queensland's largest, most experienced training provider, with a history of serving Queensland’s communities for more than 135 years. TAFE Queensland delivers practical, industry-relevant training courses across a range of industries from entry-level certificates to bachelor degrees, across more than 50 locations in Queensland.

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  • TASDCRC is Australia’s first Defence Cooperative Research Centre and is uniquely equipped to deliver world-leading autonomous and robotic technologies to enable trusted and effective cooperation between humans and machines. TASDCRC links industry with researchers to create vibrant and interlocking research and innovation that delivers game-changing capabilities for defence.

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  • TEi is a privately owned engineering and steel fabrication company located in Townsville, North Queensland. The business has more than 50 years' experience in delivering customised, innovative solutions to local and international clients. It offers a diverse range of services including in-house drafting, engineering, fabrication and coating. TEi has the qualifications and expertise to manage projects from design through to commissioning. The company is committed to delivering leading-edge customer-focused solutions that meet clients' deadlines and exceed their expectations.

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  • Thompson Couplings is a public Australian company and owner of a range of patented and trademarked products dedicated to the transmission of power in a variety of rotating mechanical equipment. The company designs and manufactures shaft couplings and drivelines, all with the unique feature of constant velocity. Thompson Couplings’ technology allows driveline design flexibility, particularly suited to hydraulic power take-off applications required for infantry fighting and support vehicles.

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  • VEHiQA creates integrated solutions for fleets, providing intelligent vehicles for large fleets including defence. These systems operate to improve vehicle performance, with the company’s logistics solutions simplifying fleet management while delivering real-time intelligence to clients. VEHiQA provides fully integrated digital platforms managing power and vehicle utilisation in conjunction with assets and human intelligence. Operating within Queensland since 2007, the company provides a safe and established engineering solution for customer needs.

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  • VirtuReal develops translocative and fully immersive virtual reality simulation systems for tactical and weapons training within defence and land warfare domains. VirtuReal’s unique combination of hardware and software solutions allows dismounted combatants to become immersed within large-scale networked interoperable virtual training environments, wherever they may be. Complex scenarios encompassing part-tasks, weapons training, small- to large-scale tactics, close-quarter battle, desensitisation, decision making under duress, inter-unit communications, in-field leadership/command and joint operational exercises are possible with VirtuReal’s solutions.

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Last updated: 16 Nov 2021