Leading defence businesses in Queensland

Queensland has a strong network of businesses that are involved in, or supply to, the defence industry. Companies with offices in Queensland include:

  • Airbus Group Australia Pacific - offers maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities of small-to-medium gas turbine engines
  • BAE Systems - is a multinational company that develops, delivers and supports defence security and aerospace technology
  • Boeing Defence Australia - is headquartered in Queensland and has key capability in tactical and airlift aircraft, strike fighter sustainment services, integrated logistics support, and surveillance programs
  • Boeing Research and Technology Australia - is also headquartered in Queensland
  • Combat Clothing Australia - is a privately owned company specialising in the design and manufacture of a wide range of military and paramilitary equipment and accessories
  • Ekebol Engineering - designs and produces vehicle recovery and towing equipment for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and is participating in the ADF Overlander Project LAND 121 to supply recovery systems
  • EPE - specialises in the provision of equipment, training and maintenance for Counter IED and EOD, ECM, CBRN Response technology, and also supports broader Force Protection, Security and Threat Mitigation Requirements
  • GE Aviation Systems Australia - provides commercial and military jet engines, overhaul services, avionics, flight management and performance based navigation
  • Haulmark Trailers Australia - has been awarded a LAND 121 contract to supply 3,000 new trailers to the ADF
  • Hawker Pacific - is a leading independent organisation providing aviation sales and product support
  • Mack Trucks - operates a manufacturing facility that has produced more than 1,000 trucks for the ADF since 1981
  • Micreo Limited - develops products for the ultra-high data rate, long-haul, fibre optic communications market
  • Northrop Grumman Australia - is one of Australia's largest defence services companies providing support to a range of major ADF capability systems
  • Raytheon Australia - operates an avionics maintenance and logistics centre
  • Sikorsky (a Lockheed Martin company) - provides maintenance, spares and support for civil and ADF helicopters in the Asia-Pacific region
  • TAE Australia - supports regional, general and defence aviation with engine and avionics maintenance
  • Teledyne Defence Australia - a niche radar research and develop branch of Teledyne Technologies US that specialises in MIMO [multiple input multiple out] imaging radars and phased array radar for defence and homeland security applications
  • Tote Systems Australia - is a Queensland-based manufacturer and supplier of police and security equipment whose customers include the United Nations, security services, corrective services, medical services and the Australian Department of Defence
  • Vector Aerospace - provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.

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