A huge thank you to our 2022 ME Program Industry Partners:

Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) is integral to the region’s defence industry, working alongside the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Commonwealth of Australia to develop best-for-capability defence solutions. BDA provides aircraft maintenance and upgrades, component maintenance solutions, technical support, mission-critical infrastructure support and training on some of the most capable surveillance, command, control, and combat platforms in the world.

Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is a global software company at the forefront of simulation training solutions for defence and civilian organisations. BISim use the latest game-based technology and a large, experienced in-house team of engineers to develop high-fidelity, cost-effective training and simulation software products and components for Defence applications.

BlueZone Group offers local service, backup, and sales to customers across Australia and New Zealand, in markets including Defence, Offshore Energy, Oceanographic, Hydrographic, Water Resources, and Aquaculture. The focus of BlueZone Group companies is the application of world-leading technology to enable operations, science, and repairs & maintenance to be conducted in underwater or water-based environments.

Lockheed Martin Australia is engaged in the integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services across space, air, land, sea, and cyber domains. Lockheed Martin’s diverse programs form a critical backbone of Australia’s current and future Defence capabilities including Next Generation Pilot Training, Combat Systems Integration, Rotary Wing Systems and Sustainment, 5th Generation Air Combat Capability, and Surveillance.

CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, Defence and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a 70-year record of industry firsts, CAE continue to help define global training standards with their innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain Defence force readiness and enhance patient safety. Each year, CAE train more than 120,000 civil and Defence crewmembers and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide.

Jacobs is a global company renowned for their commitment to excellence and outstanding achievements in quality, performance, and safety. Jacobs is a Major Service Provider for Defence in the Hunter region supporting Tactical Fighter System Program Office, Air Combat System Program Office and Surveillance Control System Program Office with critical specialist engineering, commercial and project management expertise to support a wide variety of complex technology programs.

Varley Group is one of Australia’s oldest and most advanced engineering and manufacturing companies. The products and services offered by Varley are vastly diverse. Current manufacturing projects include custom emergency service, health, education and rescue vehicles, Defence ambulances and arms storage facilities, industrial and recreational electric vehicles, power plant restorations and rail maintenance works.

Ampcontrol delivers integrated electrical, electronic and control solutions to improve safety and efficiency in mining, renewable, infrastructure and industrial applications. Ampcontrol work in partnership with customers, lending their electrical engineering expertise to operational challenges. From the most complex electrical infrastructure to the most hazardous industrial environments, Ampcontrol engineer solutions which focus on whole of life optimisation.

Goal Professional Services and the Goal Group have provided professional consulting services to Defence, Defence Industry and Government clients for 15 years. Goal Group provide Project Support from “Cradle to Grave” across almost all imaginable skillsets but particularly in Project Management, Engineering, Integrated Logistics Support, Compliance and Disposals. Goal Group offer the Defence Ready Seminar Series™ and each Seminar is itself a series of modules across the core Defence requirements and skills.

BAE Systems Australia’s advanced defence technology solutions protect people and national security, keeping critical information and infrastructure secure. Working closely with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and a trusted network of suppliers, BAE Systems Australia provides innovative solutions and critical capabilities that perform optimally in complex environments, ensuring the customer maintains the capability edge required. With a 4,500-strong workforce across 40 locations in Australia, BAE Systems Australia supports economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology to create a more prosperous and innovative nation.

Pennant Australasia, part of Pennant International, is a leading, worldwide provider of technology-based training solutions, ILS software and services to the Defence, Aerospace, and safety critical industries. Pennant Australasia export a range of products and services (electrical and mechanical trainers, E-learning, Virtual Reality, Emulation, Interactive Technical Documentation, Media Services, Educational Pathways) around the world to train current and future generations of operators and maintainers.

Thales Australia has a history of patient investment to build advanced in-country capability across manufacturing, critical systems and services. A trusted partner of the Australian Defence Force for over 30 years, Thales is also present in commercial sectors ranging from air traffic management and ground transport systems to security systems and services. Thales Australia employs around 3,800 people directly and supports over 2,051 jobs along its Australian supply chain. In 2020 Thales Australia spent $657 million with 1,841 Australia suppliers, of which 82% are SMEs. Since 2018 Thales Australia has spent over $1.9 billion with local Australian businesses.

Nupress Group, established in 1971, is a manufacturer of precision machined components and assemblies and has been supplying the aerospace and defence sector for over 20 years.

Our AS9100 & ISO9001 accredited Quality Management System, world class facility & “First Class” approach make us an industry leader in manufacturing supplying domestically and into global supply chains around the world.