South Australia to showcase state’s best at Land Forces 2018

South Australia’s defence industry credentials will be on show at the nation’s premier land defence exhibition Land Forces 2018, held in Adelaide from 4-6 September.

Some of the state’s largest advanced manufacturing companies and innovative businesses will showcase their capabilities on Defence SA’s exhibition stand at the event, which highlights the latest equipment, technology and services for the armies of Australia and Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Land Forces, a pivotal event on the defence calendar, is expected to draw nearly 500 international and national exhibitors, along with key government, Defence and defence industry leaders and decision makers.

Defence SA chief executive Richard Price said Land Forces 2018 is an ideal opportunity for South Australian companies to network with potential defence suppliers and customers.

“Land Forces is an exceptional opportunity to showcase the state’s capabilities and to connect delegates with innovative local companies,” he said

“Our state has a skilled workforce and supply chains, with a strong track record of manufacturing and sustaining vehicles and systems for Army.

“There are over 250 innovative SMEs and companies – along with universities and research organisations – in South Australia supporting projects across all Defence sectors.

“Many of these companies are developing game-changing technologies and are already deeply embedded in the global supply chain”.

Silentium Defence will exhibit alongside 30 other South Australian companies, universities and research organisations on Defence SA’s stand.

The company, which recently opened a new research and development facility in Adelaide, secured two new contracts, through the Defence Innovation Hub, for the development of new situational awareness capabilities for Defence.

Simon Palumbo, chief technology officer and co-founder of Silentium Defence, said Land Forces was an excellent opportunity to engage with potential customers, partners and industry primes to further fast-track the company and bring passive radar capability another step closer to reality for the Australian Defence Force.

“Being on the Defence SA stand at the Land Forces Conference allows us to drive further awareness of our leading edge passive radar systems and achieve each of these objectives under one roof,” he said.

“We can also leverage their support to drive quality engagement with other SMEs with the potential for future collaboration and work.”

South Australian company APC Technology, an innovative leader in the design and manufacture of rugged computing solutions for Defence, is also exhibiting on the Defence SA stand.

“Exhibiting at Land Forces identifies APC as a proactive organisation committed to engaging with the wider defence community,” APC Technology managing director Scott Begbie said.

“Being part of the DefenceSA stand provides us with unprecedented access to key stakeholders as well as opportunities to collaborate with other likeminded exhibitors.”

Other companies or organisations participating on the Defence SA stand include: