Backing small businesses building our defence industry

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The Hon Melissa Price MP

Minister for Defence Industry

Minister for Science and Technology

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Kathy Quinn 0468 369 301 (Minister Price)
Charlotte Butler 0406 338 521 (Minister Price)

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9 August 2019

The Morrison Government has announced $12.4 million of grants have been awarded to small businesses who are contributing to the record build-up of Australia’s defence capability.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, said the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority (SICP) grants were awarded to small businesses developing or supporting capabilities critical to Defence.
“By prioritising ten key capabilities and supporting Australian small businesses who are contributing to them, we’re developing a strong, sovereign industrial base,” Minister Price said.
“This will help build a robust, resilient and competitive defence industry that utilises Australian jobs and knowledge.”
Grant recipients include manufacturing companies supporting our land combat vehicles, businesses undertaking research and development on cutting-edge technologies and local businesses delivering the government’s naval shipbuilding plan.
“I’m focused on growing the number of small businesses in our defence industry, and providing practical support to companies looking to work with Defence,” Minister Price said.
“These grants are another way the Morrison Government is driving economic growth and creating new jobs through our defence industry investment.” 
The next round of the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority grants program close on 1 October 2019. Applications can be submitted through the Centre for Defence Industry Capability website at
A full list of recipients from Rounds Two and Three is included below.

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Xtek Limited


Australian Maritime Technologies PTY LTD




Skyborne Technologies PTY LTD


Australian Precision Technologies PTY LTD


Total Quality Certification Services International (Grou) PTY LTD


Mackay Consolidated Industries PTY LTD


Nu Metric Manufacturing PTY LTD


Nezkot PTY LTD


Hetech PTY LTD


Precise Global


Global Manufacturing Grou


Promet Valves Australi PTY LTD


PMB Defence Engineering PTY LTD


Pronexus PTY LTD


M. & I. Samaras (No.3) PTY LTD


Integra Systems PTY LTD


Lintek PTY LTD


Direct Edge (TAS) PTY LTD


IKAD Engineering PTY LTD


CU-Base Nominees PTY LTD


Authorised by the Hon Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry, WA, Australia

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