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) of small-to-medium gas turbine engines at its production and assembly facility
  • 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
  • Craig International Ballistics - is a Queensland-based manufacturer and leading supplier of body armour to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and police forces. The company also produces a range of ballistic protection products including armour panels, vehicle spall liners, armoured vehicles, body armour training inserts and transparent armour frames
  • Elbit Systems Australia - is a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd that serves the ADF and has capability in battlefield management systems, network management systems and interfaces with airborne and naval platforms, unmanned systems, electronic warfare systems, cyber security and electro-optical targeting 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 - is headquartered in Brisbane and is the largest GE Aviation Systems facility in the Asia-Pacific region. The company provides commercial and military jet engines, overhaul services, avionics, flight management and performance based navigation
  • Haulmark Trailers Australia - are specialists in the design and manufacture of quality military trailers used for a variety of applications. The company was 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
  • L3-Micreo - is a world leader in the design and manufacture of radio frequency and photonic components for electronic warfare and radar systems
  • NIOA - is Australia's leading, privately-owned small arms supplier that services the commercial, law enforcement and military markets
  • Northrop Grumman Australia - is a leading provider and integrator of autonomous, C4ISR, cyber, logistics and strike systems and solutions, and is one of Australia's largest defence services companies providing support to a range of major ADF capability systems
  • Raytheon Australia - provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services; and operates an avionics maintenance and logistics centre in Queensland
  • RGM Maintenance - services defence and other vehicles with 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
  • Rheinmetall Defence Australia - is part of the Rheinmetall Group, an international prime contractor based in Germany that specialises in defence and automotive technology. Rheinmetall is the largest supplier of military vehicles to the ADF and is establishing its Australia-New Zealand Headquarters and Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence in Ipswich in South East Queensland
  • Sikorsky Australia (a Lockheed Martin company) - provides MRO, spares and support for Sikorsky and Bell civil and ADF helicopters in the Asia-Pacific region
  • TAE Aerospace - Asia-Pacific's premier gas turbine MRO and gas turbine test cell provider. The company supports regional, general and defence aviation with engine, avionics, and wheel and brakes 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, as well as Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • 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 MRO services for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft
  • Volvo Group Australia - Volvo Group Governmental Sales Oceania specialises in vehicle sales to customers in defence, internal security and emergency services, offering mobility solutions up to 42 tonnes to support tactical, logistical and armoured missions. Group brands include ACMAT, Mack Defense, Panhard and Renault Trucks Defence.

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