Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has officially opened the Australian Defence Office in Canberra that will support the development of a strong, resilient and internationally competitive Australian defence industry.
Speaking at the official opening ceremony, Minister Pyne said the new Defence Export Office is one of the key initiatives of the Defence Export Strategy and a critical step in achieving the export success needed to support and develop the Australian defence industry of tomorrow.
“The Defence Export Strategy sets out a plan to boost Australian industry, increase investment, and create more jobs for Australian businesses,” the Minister said.
“The Australian Defence Export Office will provide a focal point for whole-of-government delivery of the systematic approach and initiatives set out in the Strategy.”
According to Mr Pyne, the Office will deliver a range of initiatives to assist and support Australian defence industry, including producing market intelligence, partnering with industry in multi-year campaigns, and leading the Australian Military Sales and Team Defence Australia initiatives.
“We have a clear strategic vision for a sovereign Australian defence industry that underpins our Defence capability. A defence industry that is sustainable and internationally competitive is crucial to this vision,” the Minister continued.
“I look forward to seeing Australian defence industry achieving greater export success, supported by the Australian Defence Export Office.”