Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price today released the fourth edition of the Australian Military Sales Catalogue, now titled Australian Defence Sales Catalogue [for political correctness?].
DIGITAL COMPOSITE IMAGE: Australian Army Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles from 1st Brigade drive along the Great Northern Highway during Exercise Northern Shield 2016. Original photo by Corporal David Said – digitally altered by CONTACT.
“The 2020 catalogue showcases leading-edge Australian products, technology and services, which are available for export from Australia’s world-class defence industry sector,” Minister Price said.
“170 Australian businesses are featured in this year’s edition – a 49 per cent increase from the previous edition.
“Small businesses from each Australian state and territory are represented in the catalogue, highlighting the strength of Australia’s defence industry sector and the government’s investment to grow innovative defence industry across the country.
“The 2020 catalogue also offers advice and support services.”
She said the Australian Defence Sales Catalogue features information on support services available to Australian defence industry sector, including Defence Export Controls, the Australian Defence Export Office, Centre for Defence Industry Capability, Team Defence Australia, Export Finance Australia and Austrade, to maximise export opportunities.
“As in previous editions, the catalogue also includes select surplus Australian Defence Force equipment and platforms that will shortly be retired from service.
“These platforms are available to Australia’s international partners on a government-to-government and commercial-to-government sales-transfer basis.
“All transfers of ex-ADF equipment to foreign governments is subject to a rigorous approval process, independent from the Australian Defence Export Office.”
The Australian Defence Sales Catalogue is available to view here.