sponsors & stakeholders


Royal Australian Navy

The Navy provides maritime forces that contribute to the ADF's capacity to defend Australia, contribute to regional security, support global interests, shape the strategic environment and protect national interests. This is achieved by providing maritime patrol and response; interdiction and strategic strike; protection of shipping and off-shore territories and resources; maritime intelligence collection and evaluation; hydrographic and oceanographic operations; and escort duties. Peacetime activities include maritime surveillance and response within Australia's offshore maritime zones; hydrographic, oceanographic and meteorological support operations; humanitarian assistance; and maritime search and rescue.


CEA Technologies

CEA Technologies is a private Australian company specialising in the design, development, manufacture and through life support of radar, missile illumination and communications technologies. The company was founded in 1983 and has grown on the basis of commitment to technological innovation and successful product development.

CEA has its headquarters in Canberra with design and manufacturing facilities across the Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne sites. Support facilities are located in Perth, Brisbane, Newcastle, and internationally with CEA Technologies Inc. (CEATI) in Columbia, USA.

CEA’s capabilities include electronic, software, mechanical & system design, development, manufacturing, integration, test and sustainment. The whole of life system capabilities include advanced manufacturing and antenna test facilities. These include specialised CAD/CAM systems, automated form-in-place 3D printing and one of the larger anechoic chambers in Australia. Complete digital and RF printed circuit board assembly and repair capabilities include an automated surface mount assembly line and 3D X-Ray support for complex assemblies.

The company’s system of systems engineering capability enables it to integrate and test very large radar systems that include ruggedized trailers, chiller units, power management, and slip rings and very large active array faces, which are able to operate in extreme conditions.

L-3 Technologies

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security, commercial and international platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com.

Rheinmetall Defence

The technology group for security and mobility

Rheinmetall is an international technology group specializing in security and mobility. Urbanization, demographic change, migration flows, globalization, climate change and the increasing frequency and intensity of conflicts and military disputes mean that efforts to improve security and mobility are constantly increasing. With its two sectors, Defence and Automotive, Rheinmetall fulfills these basic key needs of modern society. In 2015, its 23,000-strong staff generated annual sales of €5,183 billion.

The Rheinmetall Group’s Defence sector is regarded in the defense and security industry as a leading provider of innovative products for German and international armed forces, and offers system and partial system solutions and a wide range of services for capability in the areas of mobility, reconnaissance, management, effectiveness and protection. Whether it is for requirements specific to different branches of the armed forces or overall requirements, whether it is for external or internal security, the sector has a wide product portfolio of platforms and components, which are offered as individual and networked system solutions. This makes Rheinmetall Defence a strong and reliable partner to the German armed forces, their allies and friendly armies, along with civil national security forces.


Saab Australia provides a broad range of high quality products, services and solutions in the maritime domain. We are Australia’s leading combat systems integrator and have proven our capabilities supporting the Royal Australian Navy for 30 years.

With more than 350 staff, including the most experienced software, hardware and combat system integration engineers in Australia, we have a reputation for delivering complex naval systems projects on time and on budget. Saab Australia is proof of the success of Saab’s technology transfer programmes with the local ability to develop, support and provide full sovereign control of all current and future combat management systems for the Royal Australian Navy.

At Pacific 2017 we will be showcasing our next generation of combat systems as well as world leading surveillance systems, underwater vehicles, missile systems, mixed reality, unmanned surface vessel technology and integrated communications systems.

Innovation is in our DNA. Saab Australia pushes the boundaries, breaks convention and continues to develop clever solutions to keep people and society safe.