A Melbourne small business and another from Cairns will partner with Leidos Australia to deliver counter CBRN equipment for the ADF.
Moorabbin business Point Trading had secured a $7.4 million contract with Leidos Australia to provide chemical detection equipment, with Cairns-based J3Seven securing another $17 million contract to deliver radiation detectors and incident response kits.
“This is a great investment in the Australian defence industry, and proves we are producing world-class capabilities right here at home,” Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said, congratulating both companies.
“Point Trading will support the delivery of this critical capability to protect our soldiers from chemical threats on the battlefield. J3Seven will provide capabilities including radiation detectors and incident response kits to protect our soldiers.
“The record $200 billion investment we’re making in Australia’s defence industry is continuing to deliver jobs and more opportunities for small businesses."
Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said J3Seven's contract indicated the depth and capability of the defence industry in Far North Queensland.