Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today in Singapore met with around 20 of Australia’s Asia-based Defence representatives, to discuss their vital role in promoting Australian defence exports and regional industry collaboration.
Defence Attachés are posted to Australia’s Embassies and High Commissions across the region and form a critical part of our Defence capability and presence overseas.
“Defence exports contribute to building the sustainable, innovative and internationally competitive industrial base we need in Australia to support our Defence capability needs,” Minister Pyne said.
“While I am today in Singapore advocating for Australia’s defence industry, our regional Defence Attaché network provides a permanent international presence for promoting our defence industry interests abroad.”
Australia’s Defence Attachés play a key role in advancing Australia’s international security objectives, including supporting Australian defence industry.
“Their networks and insight are vital to gaining access to and successfully navigating regional defence markets,” Minister Pyne said.
Australian Defence companies interested in exporting, expanding their markets, or seeking access to international supply chains are encouraged to visit www.business.gov.au/cdic for more information.