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.


DB Schenker

With established Vertical Markets, DB Schenker brings new logistic supply chain excellence standards to the Defence and Maritime industries. Spanning 130 countries in 2,000 locations with more than 94,000 employees, DB Schenker has you covered in doing whatever it takes in meeting your supply chain needs that delivers your freight quickly, easily and reliably by ocean, air, road or rail.

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Forgacs Marine and Defence

Forgacs (a wholly owned subsidiary of Civmec) is an integrated, multi-disciplined construction and services provider to the maritime and defence sectors in Australia, Forgacs has an impressive support structure, supplier network and client base. Leveraging Civmec’s 29,300m2 fabrication facility in Henderson – the largest undercover fabrication facility in Australia, the new-look Forgacs is entering a new phase of growth and development. During the past seven years Civmec has established its reputation as a highly efficient and innovative company, investing over AUD$60million in equipment and facilities, whilst consistently beating rival fabrication yards here and overseas, by producing superior quality products and ensuring fabrication jobs remain in Australia. Parent company Civmec acquired the Forgacs name, shipyard facilities and assets located in Newcastle, NSW, in 2016. Civmec itself has experienced exponential growth and undertaken major works on prestigious projects in Australia across the metals and minerals, oil and gas and infrastructure markets.

Our suite of service offering includes naval vessel and module construction, naval vessel maintenance and support, commercial vessel construction and services, ship construction for export and civil works and infrastructure.

Forgacs is committed to creative leadership, ability to embrace new ideas, focus on unlocking the value of innovation, collaboration with clients, a dedicated and safety-focused workforce and a strong commitment to quality.

It is our agile, dynamic leadership – together with the confidence and ongoing loyalty, commitment and talent of our people – that allows us to achieve success time and time again. Our drive to be the industry’s best and be proactive is what differentiates us.

With large scale operations in strategic east & west support hubs and 6 office locations in Australia, our main office headquarters and facilities are in Henderson Western Australia which is uniquely situated on a 200,000m2 waterfront site within the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) also known as the Henderson Shipbuilding Precinct. This facility is enhanced by the superior land and marine-based supporting infrastructure of the AMC’s Common User Facility such as a 4,600MT floating dock and berthing facilities.

On the east coast, our facility is located on 22.7 hectares of riverfront land near the port of Newcastle, New South Wales. It offers key shipbuilding, service and maintenance capabilities and provides national and regional clients with a range of integrated services.

Our innovative civil construction methods and our ability to deploy and operate from remote sites enables us to deliver site civil works such as earthworks, structural foundations for plants and buildings, infrastructure, reinforced steelwork and precast concrete at Defence establishments across Australia.