A Queensland-based defence SME has secured its first export of advanced training systems as part of a trial with the British Army.
Specialising in manufacturing land targets, Brisbane-based GaardTech has a range of products, including thermally activated targets and 3D and 2D-mobile targets, which are used in training exercises. GaardTech was shortlisted for the Land Forces 2018 Innovation Awards.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price congratulated GaardTech on its first export sale.
“GaardTech met the British Army at DSEI while demonstrating its capabilities at the Team Defence Australia pavilion in London last year. I was pleased to lead a record Australian delegation at the DSEI event, where our companies – big and small – were able to promote their products to a global market.
GaardTech has participated with the Team Defence Australia program on multiple occasions, leveraging international opportunities provided by the Australian Government for small businesses.
Minister Price commended the work of the Australian Defence Export Office and Team Defence Australia for connecting Australian small businesses with global markets and foreign militaries.
“This is further proof of a highly successful Morrison Government program and the Government’s commitment to supporting Australian defence industry to achieve export success,” Minister Price said.
Team Defence Australia is the national platform for export-capable Australian defence companies to showcase their goods, services, technology and solutions at international trade events.
More information on Team Defence Australia is available at: https://www.defence.gov.au/Export/Office/team-defence-australia.asp