Seven of the world’s top 10 defence companies call South Australia home, and for more than 20 years, South Australian companies have been winning and delivering the nation’s most complex and dynamic defence projects.

Our state is home to a critical mass of world-class industry, yet the defence industry in South Australia continues to experience unprecedented growth.

Major defence companies across the maritime, aerospace, land, systems and cyber domains have their headquarters or significant operations in South Australia.

A strong core of defence-related small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) provide goods and services directly to Defence, and deliver into the supply chains of prime contractors in Australia and around the world. There are hundreds of other South Australian SMEs that supply defence projects with a wide range of specialist services and products.