Morrison Government backs Australian Defence Exporters

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The Hon Melissa Price MP

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29 November 2021

Five Australian small businesses are sharing in more than $1.1 million in Morrison Government grant funding to boost their export capability.


The new funding comes as the Government makes it easier for Australian industry to grow and achieve export success through the release of the Australian Defence Export Office App.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the more than $1.1 million in Defence Global Competiveness grant funding had gone to Electro Cad Australia in South Australia, Buzzworks (Queensland), Orbital Corporation (WA), Advanced Navigation (NSW) and Visit Industrial (Victoria).

“The Defence Global Competitiveness Grant Program is continuing to grow and enable our defence industry to build greater export success,” Minister Price said.


“These five small businesses are targeting export opportunities as direct exporters or through the global supply chains, demonstrating the dynamic nature of our defence industry.

Minister Price said the Australian Defence Export Office mobile App included a pocket version of the Australian Defence Sales Catalogue.


The App, available for both Apple and Android phones, will include details of all of the 214 companies featured in the latest Catalogue.


“This will make it even easier for Australian businesses to access export assistance provided by the Government, as well as to promote their products, services and technologies,” Minister Price said.


For more information regarding export assistance and obligations please visit:


The Defence Global Competitiveness Grants announced today:



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Grant Funding Purpose


Buzzworks Pty Ltd



Purchase equipment to assist the organisation to grow sales into the local supply chain for rapid design and prototyping of human augmentation systems for combat soldiers and for soldier rehabilitation.


Electro Cad Australia Pty Ltd


Purchase equipment to manufacture complex defence components in order to grow sales in the global supply chain.


Orbital Corporation Pty Ltd


Purchase equipment to assist the organisation to grow sales into the local supply chain for the manufacture and assembly of high precision components for the export market.


Advanced Navigation Pty Ltd


Purchase equipment for the manufacture of fibre optic coil components, for autonomous and unmanned surface and aerial vehicle and vessel export opportunities


Visit Industrial Pty Ltd


Purchase specialised machinery for the competitive manufacture of components for export use.


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