• Troops enage a Marathon Target during a counter terrorism exercise. Marathon will be one of the 42 Australian businesses attending DSEI 2017. Credit: Marathon Targets
    Troops enage a Marathon Target during a counter terrorism exercise. Marathon will be one of the 42 Australian businesses attending DSEI 2017. Credit: Marathon Targets

Team Defence Australia, headed by retired Air Marshall John Harvey, and the Department of Defence, are leading a mission to London this week to participate in Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) where 42 Australian businesses will be exhibiting.

DSEI 2017 is expected to attract over 34,000 people including private sector companies, key industry players and international military and armed forces from around the world. It will showcase the latest equipment and systems across five sectors - Air, Land, Naval, Security and Joint – covering the entire supply chain.

The Director of Defence NSW, Commodore Peter Scott will be at DSEI to support the NSW exhibitors, cooperate closely with exhibitors from other Australian states, and engage with international defence prime companies to target global supply chain opportunities.

Commodore Scott said a dozen NSW defence and security companies will exhibit at DSEI showcasing their leading defence technologies to international markets.

“The NSW Government's Defence and Industry Strategy, New South Wales: Strong, Smart and Connected, aims to build on the existing strengths of the State's defence industry including by helping companies access global supply chains. The Strategy also acknowledges the importance of
all Australian states working together with the Commonwealth and industry to develop a strong national defence capability.”

Among the NSW exhibitors is Marrickville company Marathon Targets which makes moving robotic targets used by military for marksmanship training.

“Europe is a big market and DSEI is a big show that attracts people from all over Europe, as well as representatives from the United States, offering opportunities for exports,” CEO Alex Brooks said.


  • Advanced Navigation – navigation technologies and robotics with expertise across fields including sensors, global navigation satellite systems, inertial navigation, radio frequency technologies, acoustics, robotics, artificial intelligence and algorithms. 
  • Blueye Eyewear – bullet resistant military sunglasses, paratrooper goggles, and tactical goggles 
  • Armor Australia – ballistic resistant armour solutions for military, law enforcement and civil markets using materials such as advanced composites, ceramics, specialty steels, aluminium and ballistic glass. 
  • Dexata Corporation – Experts in real time analytics to convert large volumes of sensor data into qualified intelligence 
  • Drone Shield – offers a complete system of products and services to help security teams defend against threats made possible by drone technology 
  • EOS Defence Systems - remote weapon systems that can be operated by military crews while protected in their vehicles. Also sensor units using thermal imagery and laser rangefinders 
  • Marathon Targets – autonomous robotic targets for live-fire target training 
  • Milspec Manufacturing – Military vehicle alternators and exportable power products 
  • Risk Decisions – risk analysis and management software and consulting services 
  • UGL Limited – Ship maintenance management systems and supply chain management, including for the ADF 
  • W & E Platt – weapon mounts for military vehicles 
  • Zone Products Australia – technology products to protect against drone threats including the ArbitorShield and C2 COTS platform 
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