TRADE COLLABORATION IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION”
With defence budgets in North America and Europe under severe pressure, the focus of defence business opportunities are pivoting to the Asia-Pacific region.
Regional economic growth, territorial tensions, competition for resources and regional influence, are driving opportunities for defence trade and industrial collaboration in the region. What are these opportunities and how can our defence industries best support stability and trade in the region?
These questions will be addressed by senior industry and government officials of the four nations at the annual Quadrilateral Defence Trade Conference. In 2013, the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) will host the conference, in partnership with ADS (UK), Canadian Association of Defence & Security Industries (CADSI) and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) of the USA.
Among its many achievements, Saab Australia is a member of the award-winning Anzac anti-ship missile defence (ASMD) team with its 9LV Combat Management System and has provided Army with the Giraffe AMB radar capability as part of a rapid C-RAM solution. To find out more and to learn how the company intends to expand its presence in Australia, ADM Acting Editor Nigel Pittaway spoke with managing director Dean Rosenfield.