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Australia issues new defence export catalogue

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) released the fifth edition of its catalogue to promote military exports on 7 May. The DoD said that the Australian Defence Sales Catalogue 2021 – formerly known as the Australian Military Sales Catalogue – features an expanding number of local firms “underlining the increasing strength” of the country’s defence industrial base.

According to a DoD statement, the directory features 214 local companies: a 25% increase over the 2020 edition. The 2020 edition featured 170 local companies, which was a 49% increase over representation the year earlier.

Australia’s Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the increase highlighted the growth and breadth of Australia’s defence industry sector despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The catalogue is a key export marketing tool, showcasing Australia’s world-leading companies, products, and services,” Price said. “It is aimed at foreign governments but also includes information on government support services available to Australia’s defence industry sector who may be seeking to maximise export opportunities.”

The catalogue also features information for local companies about export control mechanisms, industry support services, export credit facilities, partnership opportunities, procurement processes, and technology development schemes.

It also includes select surplus equipment and platforms that will shortly be retired from Australian Defence Force service and offered for sale to Australia’s international partners.

The catalogue can be viewed at:

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