On Friday 9th August, AVT Australia was named a finalist for the Australian Defence Industry Awards 2019, shortlisted for Export Business of the Year. This award recognises companies that have contributed to strengthening Australia’s defence industry whilst demonstrating business growth, capitalising on market opportunities and achieving effective exportation of products and services.

Over the past two years, AVT Australia has been innovating, testing and fielding solutions for the Australian Defence Force to provide significant capabilities to Australian defence squadrons. An example of which is the micro gimbal – a sub 250g multi sensor payload, optimised with smart features that will deliver superior ISR capabilities to the Australian Army. For more information, click here.

AVT Australia’s Senior Marketing Specialist, Bianca Villiers, was also named a finalist for the Marketing/Communications Professional of the Year Award, which recognises marketing and communications personnel that have demonstrated outstanding effort for their organisation, whilst supporting the Australian defence industry.

Bianca Villiers said “I am humbled to have been named a finalist for the Marketing/Communications Professional of the Year Award. It is a pleasure having the opportunity to work for an exciting company that is supporting the Australian defence industry through the development and delivery of outstanding products. We are also delighted to have been shortlisted for the Export Business of the Year Award, which demonstrates AVT Australia’s continued export achievements in the ISR and CUAS realms.”

Phillip Tarrant, director at Defence Connect, said “The defence industry has got right behind the awards, with 240 finalists shortlisted from over 600 submissions representing over 150 companies… This is an extraordinary vote of confidence for Australia’s defence industry and representative of the depth of talent we have in our sector”.

The winners of the awards will be announced on Thursday 26th September at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.