Industry associations and agencies

Due to the wide variety of suppliers to Defence, there is a range of industry associations that play a vital role in the Defence sector. Most are organised around the nature of their industry, goods or services rather than the sector they supply. Supplying to Defence is not their primary purpose, although Defence may be a major purchaser in their market.

Companies and suppliers who are interested in making contact with other suppliers supporting Defence can seek to join our Industry Portal.

Some of the many industry associations include:

Working with Defence and industry on capability issues are the Defence Technology Agency(external link), the Crown research institutes, Government agencies such as Callaghan Innovation(external link), and New Zealand universities. These research agencies are involved from policy development to disposal.


Updated October 2019