• Credit: Jon Kline
    Credit: Jon Kline

$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 Melissa Price 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 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.

The full list of companies is as follows:

  • Xtek Limited ($1,000,000)
  • Australian Maritime Technologies ($78,349)
  • CBG Systems ($1,000,000)
  • Skyborne Technologies ($462,690)
  • Australian Precision Technologies ($674,801)
  • Total Quality Certification Services International ($257,943)
  • Mackay Consolidated Industries ($1,000,000)
  • Nu Metric Manufacturing ($856,130)
  • Nezkot ($1,000,000)
  • Hetech ($137,940)
  • Precise Global ($479,750)
  • Global Manufacturing Group ($785,150)
  • Promet Valves Australi PTY LTD ($69,113)
  • PMB Defence Engineering ($503,890)
  • Pronexus ($197,020)
  • M. & I. Samaras (No.3) ($550,000)
  • Integra Systems ($789,750)
  • Lintek ($1,000,000)
  • Direct Edge (TAS) ($351,248)
  • IKAD Engineering ($1,000,000)
  • CU-Base Nominees ($235,000)
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