sponsors & stakeholders


Royal Australian Navy

The Navy provides maritime forces that contribute to the ADF's capacity to defend Australia, contribute to regional security, support global interests, shape the strategic environment and protect national interests. This is achieved by providing maritime patrol and response; interdiction and strategic strike; protection of shipping and off-shore territories and resources; maritime intelligence collection and evaluation; hydrographic and oceanographic operations; and escort duties. Peacetime activities include maritime surveillance and response within Australia's offshore maritime zones; hydrographic, oceanographic and meteorological support operations; humanitarian assistance; and maritime search and rescue.


NSW Department of Industry

Department of Industry leads the Government's commitment to making NSW a place where people want to live and work and businesses choose to invest and grow. We create the conditions for NSW to prosper by improving resilience and boosting productivity in primary industries including managing risks for natural resources, farming and food and ensuring sustainable use of natural resources. We sustain the conditions for economic development, support the increase of jobs and investment and provide skills development programs for employment. We also foster a vibrant and valued sport and active recreation sector.


Boeing Defence Australia

From state-of-the-art surveillance capabilities to sustainment services, autonomous systems and systems development and integration, Boeing helps navies around the globe to support regional security and protect their nation's interests.

Boeing's extensive ship and submarine experience extends to surveillance and navigation systems, communications and sensors, control and weapons systems and self-defence systems. Boeing also makes a critical contribution to maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance through its Poseidon P-8A and Wedgetail E-7 platforms.

Leveraging the broad knowledge and experience of the one of the largest Australian defence companies including wholly owned subsidiaries; Insitu Pacific, Liquid Robotics, Argon ST and Digital Receiver Technology (DRT); Boeing Defence Australia delivers the value of integrated systems and broad area maritime surveillance to its customers.

Insitu Pacific offers tailored solutions in remotely piloted aircraft systems and unmanned systems to provide customers with timely decision-making information.

Liquid Robotics manufactures the Wave Glider, the first wave and solar powered unmanned ocean robot designed to gather data from above and below the ocean surface.

Argon ST is a leading provider of C4ISR and combat systems for signals intelligence and electronic warfare. DRT's software-defined radio solutions are used around the world for test and measurement, radio frequency signal collection and processing.


Broadspectrum is a prime ISS contractor; we bring a new cross-sector approach with effective and innovative planning and surge capabilities, reliable, flexible and appropriately skilled workforce, cost effective and safe.

We have worked in maritime sustainment for more than two decades, proudly ensuring the Australian Department of Defence and the Australian Submarine Corporation’s (ASC) assets are operating to optimal performance.

Our clients accomplish their objectives by partnering with us – a company that has the support of Australian Defence Force (we are a trusted and preferred supplier to the Department of Defence), addresses local content and has access to the capabilities, experience and resources of Ferrovial, an international company which funds, builds, owns and operates.

We have extensive experience providing sustainment, maintenance and program management to Defence, honing our skills and systems for more than 25 years. What our clients get from Broadspectrum is a transparent and highly valuable service that appears to run autonomously as we meet schedules and budgets. For us, we are constantly improving ourselves and building upon past successes to guarantee the best outcomes for our clients.

CEA Technologies

CEA Technologies is a private Australian company specialising in the design, development, manufacture and through life support of radar, missile illumination and communications technologies. The company was founded in 1983 and has grown on the basis of commitment to technological innovation and successful product development.

CEA has its headquarters in Canberra with design and manufacturing facilities across the Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne sites. Support facilities are located in Perth, Brisbane, Newcastle, and internationally with CEA Technologies Inc. (CEATI) in Columbia, USA.

CEA’s capabilities include electronic, software, mechanical & system design, development, manufacturing, integration, test and sustainment. The whole of life system capabilities include advanced manufacturing and antenna test facilities. These include specialised CAD/CAM systems, automated form-in-place 3D printing and one of the larger anechoic chambers in Australia. Complete digital and RF printed circuit board assembly and repair capabilities include an automated surface mount assembly line and 3D X-Ray support for complex assemblies.

The company’s system of systems engineering capability enables it to integrate and test very large radar systems that include ruggedized trailers, chiller units, power management, and slip rings and very large active array faces, which are able to operate in extreme conditions.

DB Schenker

With established Vertical Markets, DB Schenker brings new logistic supply chain excellence standards to the Defence and Maritime industries. Spanning 130 countries in 2,000 locations with more than 94,000 employees, DB Schenker has you covered in doing whatever it takes in meeting your supply chain needs that delivers your freight quickly, easily and reliably by ocean, air, road or rail.

Visit our PACIFIC 2017 stand in Hall 2

L3 Technologies

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security, commercial and international platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com.


For over a decade Navantia Australia has partnered with the Australian Government and Australian industry to develop and grow an Australian sovereign shipbuilding capability. Working with our extensive range of Australian industry partners, including the NSAG Joint Venture, we are delivering the next generation of naval capability and support to the Royal Australia Navy.

Navantia's productive partnership with the Royal Australian Navy began with the contracts to design the Hobart Class DDGs; and continued with the design and co-manufacture of the Canberra Class LHDs, the construction of twelve LHD landing craft, and the recent contract to build and maintain two Combat Support Ships.

Since being contracted in 2015 to deliver shipyard management services in support of the Hobart Class DDG build, we have met all budget and schedule milestones. This has strengthened our collaboration with the Commonwealth and provides a sound platform to support future Royal Australia Navy programmes.

Navantia Australia has been shortlisted for the SEA 5000 programme to build the 9 future frigates, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the Commonwealth to support the development of Royal Australia Navy capability.

With over 120 employees and growing, Navantia Australia has its corporate office in Canberra, design and technical operation centres in Adelaide and Melbourne, and a lifecycle support centre in Sydney.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide.

Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

Rheinmetall Defence

Rheinmetall Naval Self Protection System

Rheinmetall is pleased to present a naval self-protection system that continues the company's history of designing, developing and delivering a wide spectrum of highly effective, flexible systems to combat contemporary threats.

Rheinmetall's expertise covers radar surveillance/tracking systems, optronics, medium-calibre automatic weapon systems, ammunition, force protection systems, mine warfare technology, as well as simulation and training systems for submarines and surface combatants.

Globally, there are burgeoning asymmetric small threats from fast surface craft and air threats such as low, slow and small (LSS) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The proliferation of short range weapons, such as man portable anti-tank missiles, are also used against ships in the littoral environment. Defence against such threats is a capability which most nations have never possessed but may need at any time and at short notice. The self-protection system to be revealed exclusively at PACIFIC 2017 combines the best of Rheinmetall's naval capabilities into one integrated system to defeat such threats.

Rheinmetall's success is built on a capacity for innovation and delivery of systems which reflect design and engineering excellence buttressed by a life-time commitment to product support.


Saab Australia provides a broad range of high quality products, services and solutions in the maritime domain. We are Australia’s leading combat systems integrator and have proven our capabilities supporting the Royal Australian Navy for 30 years.

With more than 350 staff, including the most experienced software, hardware and combat system integration engineers in Australia, we have a reputation for delivering complex naval systems projects on time and on budget. Saab Australia is proof of the success of Saab’s technology transfer programmes with the local ability to develop, support and provide full sovereign control of all current and future combat management systems for the Royal Australian Navy.

At Pacific 2017 we will be showcasing our next generation of combat systems as well as world leading surveillance systems, underwater vehicles, missile systems, mixed reality, unmanned surface vessel technology and integrated communications systems.

Innovation is in our DNA. Saab Australia pushes the boundaries, breaks convention and continues to develop clever solutions to keep people and society safe.



Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. With more than three decades of experience and insight in the aerospace and defence industry, Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.


ASC is Australia's sovereign naval shipbuilding and submarine platform company.

ASC is critical to Australia's most potent naval deterrents, the Collins Class submarine fleet and the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers.

With 30 years of experience and expertise among our 2500 personnel across three shipyards in South Australia and Western Australia, ASC looks forward to playing its part in supporting Australia's national shipbuilding and submarine building endeavour.

ASC built and now sustains the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) Collins Class submarine fleet, providing upgrades, enhancements and planning for life-of-type extensions for the boats into the 2040s. ASC is Australia's only submarine platform capability, providing expert advice and services to the Defence Department and defence industry partners in support of growing Australia's future submarine capability.

ASC Shipbuilding is Australia's only builder of major steel-hulled warships, the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD), the first of which, Hobart, was delivered by the AWD Alliance to the Defence Department in June. With ASC Shipbuilding successfully meeting its cost and schedule targets for the Hobart Class destroyer platforms, since internal and AWD reforms in 2014-15, the company is looking ahead, offering shipbuilding solutions for Australia's Offshore Patrol Vessel and Future Frigate projects, with its partners Forgacs Marine & Defence and Austal Limited, respectively.

ASC actively fosters diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is a leading Australian employer of engineers, naval architects, project managers, CAD technicians and expert tradespeople. Its annual apprentice and graduate intakes are highly competitive.

ASC provides Training Services to the Submarine Training and Systems Centre at the RAN submarine base in Western Australia. The organisation provides teaching and course supervision for the Masters of Marine Engineering at the University of Adelaide and facilitates and sponsors post-graduate research programs at a number of universities.

ASC supports STEM education and trades skills development in high schools, providing input and support for a number of programs.

BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. For over 60 years we have searched for new ways to provide our customers in Australia with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of some 3,500 people at over 25 locations across Australia, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology. Our work helps keep Australia safe and contributes to creating a more prosperous and innovative nation.

We live in an age of increasing change and uncertainty. An age where threats are escalating, fundamentals are shifting and technology is playing an even more important part in our lives. An age of great challenges and opportunities. But one thing never changes – the imperative to protect what matters most. National security, economic prosperity, critical infrastructure, sensitive data; our lives, our loved ones, our values, our assets, our futures. At BAE Systems, we provide an essential edge to help our customers and partners stay ahead as challenges and opportunities change.

Forgacs Marine and Defence

Forgacs (a wholly owned subsidiary of Civmec) is an integrated, multi-disciplined construction and services provider to the maritime and defence sectors in Australia, Forgacs has an impressive support structure, supplier network and client base. Leveraging Civmec’s 29,300m2 fabrication facility in Henderson – the largest undercover fabrication facility in Australia, the new-look Forgacs is entering a new phase of growth and development. During the past seven years Civmec has established its reputation as a highly efficient and innovative company, investing over AUD$60million in equipment and facilities, whilst consistently beating rival fabrication yards here and overseas, by producing superior quality products and ensuring fabrication jobs remain in Australia. Parent company Civmec acquired the Forgacs name, shipyard facilities and assets located in Newcastle, NSW, in 2016. Civmec itself has experienced exponential growth and undertaken major works on prestigious projects in Australia across the metals and minerals, oil and gas and infrastructure markets.

Our suite of service offering includes naval vessel and module construction, naval vessel maintenance and support, commercial vessel construction and services, ship construction for export and civil works and infrastructure.

Forgacs is committed to creative leadership, ability to embrace new ideas, focus on unlocking the value of innovation, collaboration with clients, a dedicated and safety-focused workforce and a strong commitment to quality.

It is our agile, dynamic leadership – together with the confidence and ongoing loyalty, commitment and talent of our people – that allows us to achieve success time and time again. Our drive to be the industry’s best and be proactive is what differentiates us.

With large scale operations in strategic east & west support hubs and 6 office locations in Australia, our main office headquarters and facilities are in Henderson Western Australia which is uniquely situated on a 200,000m2 waterfront site within the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) also known as the Henderson Shipbuilding Precinct. This facility is enhanced by the superior land and marine-based supporting infrastructure of the AMC’s Common User Facility such as a 4,600MT floating dock and berthing facilities.

On the east coast, our facility is located on 22.7 hectares of riverfront land near the port of Newcastle, New South Wales. It offers key shipbuilding, service and maintenance capabilities and provides national and regional clients with a range of integrated services.

Our innovative civil construction methods and our ability to deploy and operate from remote sites enables us to deliver site civil works such as earthworks, structural foundations for plants and buildings, infrastructure, reinforced steelwork and precast concrete at Defence establishments across Australia.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Australia is engaged in research, design, development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. We employ more than 750 people with a presence in every mainland state and territory. We are an industry leader in defence and technology, working with local partners to bring best practice and leading edge concepts and technology to Australia. Lockheed Martin's diverse programs form a critical backbone of Australia's current and future defence capabilities including, Combat Systems Integration and 5th Generation Air Combat Capability across air, sea, land and space domains.

Our technologies and capabilities enable our local partners to provide Australia with innovative solutions to meet complex challenges and keep up with the dynamic pace of today's rapidly changing world. Our programs and projects support more than 3,000 Australian industry jobs across the continent in advanced manufacturing and high technology industries providing Australia with a sovereign capability edge. At Lockheed Martin Australia, we are providing efficient and effective sovereign defence capabilities at the curve of innovation.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide.

Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.


Safran Electronics & Defense is the defence Company in the Safran Group (65,500 employees and generated sales of $22 billion in 2016). It is a world or European leader in solutions and services in optronics, inertial navigation, avionics, electronics and critical software for the military and civilian markets.

Safran Electronics & Defense has been present in Australia since the 1990's and is currently on-board key defence programs for the Australian Defence Force including the ARH Tiger and MRH90 helicopters, the Collins Class Submarines, the Huon Class Mine Hunters and the ANZAC, AWD and LHD vessels. Safran locally delivers and maintains these systems via its state-of-the-art operation centre in Bankstown, NSW.

At Pacific 2017, Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia is exhibiting on its stand (3N12) the following systems and equipment:

  • Submarine Masts: Search & Attack Optronic Masts, Navigation Radar
  • Inertial Navigation Systems for submarines: Sigma40 XP
  • Surface Optronics: Infra-Red Search and Track, Surveillance and Fire Control Systems
  • Inertial Navigation Systems for surface ships: Sigma40, BlueNaute
  • Portable Optronics: Multifunction infra-red devices (JIM Compact, Moskito TI)


Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that commenced its Australian operations in 1872 and in New Zealand in 1876. It is well established in both countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation in industries as diverse as defence, water and waste water, food and beverage, building technology, mining, oil and gas and mobility.

Siemens technology is propelling the Australia & New Zealand defence forces forward through advanced automation, advanced energy, advanced product lifecycle management and advanced propulsion. The Marine and Shipbuilding portfolio delivers electrical products, systems, solutions, and services for the efficient and reliable operation of commercial and naval vessels over their entire lifecycle. Siemens pioneering innovations in marine and shipbuilding technology alongside our PLM portfolio create new perspectives for our customers.

Tasmanian Manufacturers

As an island state Tasmania developed an inherent maritime capability since European settlement. A key strength of Tasmania’s existing advanced manufacturing businesses is their capability to innovate, particularly in the maritime and ship building sector. 

Many Tasmanian advanced manufacturing businesses are incorporated in the Tasmania Maritime Network (TMN) and servicing the needs of navies around the globe including the United Kingdom, United States of America, Italy and our own Australian navy. Products produced range from the construction of support craft, customised solutions for fitout and safety systems and products, to offering contemporary maritime training facilities.

In 2016 the Tasmanian Government released the Tasmanian Defence Strategy. Through this strategy the Tasmanian Government is working with industry to support the growth of the state’s existing defence capabilities and encourage and facilitate the establishment of new advanced manufacturing, IT and defence focused businesses in Tasmania to increase their skills and capabilities to be’ defence ready’.

The Tasmanian Government through the Department of State Growth is proudly supporting Tasmanian manufacturers to exhibit at Pacific 2017 and we invite you to meet with us on stand 1019.