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October 2019


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Visit us at Pacific 2019

The CDIC and our partners at the Defence Innovation Hub, the Next Generation Technologies Fund and the Defence Industry Security Program, are looking forward to meeting you at Pacific 2019 and talking about how we can help you do business with Defence.

Interest in our networking sessions has been high, and although these are booked out, you can visit us on our stand at 3V16 to be put on a waiting list or to book your free B2B SME meeting room.

Don't forget to participate in our stand exit survey to receive a reusable glass coffee cup as a gift, then head across the aisle to the barista on the Australian Defence Export Office stand who will gladly provide you with a complimentary coffee.

Look for our rotating banner to find us in Hall 3 and learn how you can connect, build, innovate and export in the defence industry.

Find out more and CDIC are getting an upgrade!

Keep an eye out in the coming months for upgrades to the CDIC section of The improvements include a refreshed look and feel, a brand new CDIC homepage and updated information to make it easier to find what you need. We’ve worked with real businesses like you to improve the way our website works. Stay tuned for the changes!


Register now for the 2019 Defence Innovation Hub Conference

Meet representatives from industry and defence and learn more about Defence's capability at the 2019 Defence Innovation Hub Annual Industry Conference in Canberra on 4 November 2019. This year's conference will be opened by the Hon Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry. Registrations are open until 5:00pm Monday 21 October.

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Last chance to register for DefExpo India

DefExpo India 2020, from 5–8 February 2020, is an opportunity for major foreign defence firms to collaborate with the Indian defence industry and other international players. The theme of the show will be ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ and the focus will be on ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’. To join Team Defence Australia at this event, register your interest by 4 October 2019.

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Don't miss your chance to join TDA at the Singapore Airshow 2020

Export-capable companies can submit an expression of interest to join Team Defence Australia (TDA) at the Singapore Airshow from 11-16 February 2020. The Singapore Air Show is among the world’s top three aviation events and is the largest aerospace and defence event in Asia. Register your interest by 4 October 2019.

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UNSW showcases defence skills to industry

The UNSW 'Defence R&D - An Instrument of National Power' showcase event will be held in UNSW’s Leighton Hall at its Kensington Campus in Sydney on Friday 11 October.

Air Vice Marshal Cath Roberts, AM, CSC, newly appointed as the RAAF’s inaugural Head of Air Force Capability, will share her insights on Australian defence R&D and innovation.

The defence research showcase will exhibit research by some 40 teams from across UNSW, providing insight into future thinking and practice within a constantly changing and challenging, high-tech defence environment.

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Calendar of upcoming events

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Applications are open for the 2020 Australian Military Sales Catalogue

Australian businesses who want to expand their defence industry operations by taking their products and services to the world are invited to apply for inclusion in the 2020 Australian Military Sales Catalogue.

The Australian Military Sales Catalogue promotes Australian Defence Force (ADF) equipment and selected products and services from Australian defence industry to potential foreign government customers.

Applications close 31 October 2019.
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Gilmour Space Technologies

Gilmour Space Technologies builds spacecraft simulators and rockets to send satellites into space. The company wanted to take its technology to Defence. See how Gilmour Space Technologies worked with the CDIC to better understand Defence and access a Capability Improvement Grant.

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L3Harris-Micreo provides Redwing IED detection products for the Australian Defence Force. The company’s mission is about protecting people, places and assets through information warfare. See how L3Harris-Micreo has worked with CDIC to develop quality and business standards to be internationally competitive.

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