MEDIA RELEASE - Prime Minister Turnbull visits Thomas Global's Sydney Facility
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
SYDNEY, Australia (January 30, 2018):
Thomas Global Systems today hosted the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, on an in-depth tour of the company’s Sydney manufacturing and research and development facilities.
The Prime Minister was briefed on Thomas Global’s work to support key Australian, US and international defence programs including those for the Collins Submarine, ASLAV CPT, Hawkei PMV, M1A1 Abrams Tank and TOW Missile System; and on the company’s advanced avionic display products which operate in a wide range of commercial and military aircraft cockpits internationally.
“We were honoured to host the Prime Minister and provide an overview of our unique capabilities in advanced cockpit displays, armoured vehicle electronics and specialized mission electronics,” Thomas Global CEO, Angus Hutchinson said.
"For many years, Thomas Global has been providing and sustaining critical electronic systems that provide Australia and partner nations with unique advantages,” Mr. Hutchinson said.
“We value the support of the Australian Government and today's visit by Prime Minister Turnbull was an opportunity to talk about how we can further develop and grow the Australian defence industry,” he said.
The Prime Minister’s visit follows the release of the Australian Government’s Defence Export Strategy, which has a strategic goal to boost Australian defence exports to create a more sustainable and more globally competitive Australian defence industry.
“Our company has grown on the back of our ability to sell products internationally so we are delighted the Australian Government has made defence exports a priority for the wider industry,” Thomas Global Chairman, William Hutchinson said.
“I have never been more excited about the future of Australia’s defence industry and I am confident the industry can expand and thrive,” Mr. Hutchinson said.
About Thomas Global Systems
Thomas Global is an AmCham member and an industry leader in the design, production and support of innovative electronic systems solutions for aerospace and defence applications. Since 1956, the Company has gained global recognition for practical innovation and dependability. Thomas Global delivers expertise in advanced cockpit displays, armoured vehicle electronics and mission system solutions supported by dedicated service and support teams operating around the world. The Company’s key facilities are located in Sydney, Australia and Irvine, California. Learn more at www.thomas-global.com