2024 Australian Defence Export Catalogue

The unveiling of the 2024 Australian Defence Export Catalogue heralds a milestone, showcasing an impressive array of offerings from over 300 Australian defence industry enterprises, marking a significant 20% surge from its predecessor. Within its pages lie a testament to Australia’s prowess in defence technology, featuring a diverse range of equipment, including surplus assets from the Australian Defence Force, such as the esteemed Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) and the robust Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle.

Of particular note is the recent pivotal contract inked by the Australian Government with Thales Australia, amounting to a substantial $160 million agreement. This deal aims to procure an additional 78 Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles for the Australian Defence Force’s arsenal. Manufactured in the heart of Bendigo, Victoria, these Bushmasters uphold Australia’s commitment to domestic production excellence, with the inaugural batch slated for delivery in the anticipated year of 2024.

The significance of exporting Australia’s defence technology and capability to global markets cannot be overstated, resonating deeply with the core objectives outlined in the Defence Industry Development Strategy. These armoured vehicles represent more than mere machinery; they symbolize a tangible manifestation of Australia’s commitment to bolstering national security and fortifying its position as a formidable player in the realm of defence exports.


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