Australian Military Sales

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Australian Military Sales (AMS) is a Directorate within Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. The role of AMS is to support Australian sovereign capability and military sales programs through:

  • International Government-to-Government sale, gifting or other transfer of surplus and obsolete Defence articles.
  • International Government-to-Government purchase of Australian origin, sensitive technology, Defence articles.
  • Supporting Australian defence industry to export to foreign government customers.

AMS benefits

AMS supports Australian defence industry to export leading–edge capability solutions to foreign government customers.

By leveraging relationships across the military diplomatic community, AMS provides opportunities for Australian defence industries to utilise Defence’s network of national and international military partners to identify sales opportunities thereby improving and enhancing the promotion and export of products and capabilities.

The purpose of the Australian Military Sales Catalogue (AMSC), formally known as the Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue (AMSE), is to inform potential foreign government customers of Australian defence equipment and of Australian defence industry products and services available under international government to government arrangements; AMS seeks expressions of interest from foreign governments for consideration.

2018 Australian Military Sales Catalogue 

Submissions for the 2018 AMSC were launched by the Minister for Defence Industry, Hon Christopher Pyne MP on 26 October 2017. This is the second year AMS has produced the AMSC and new to this edition is the inclusion of an Australian Defence industry section. This section comprises of various Australian defence industry companies that have been selected to showcase their products and services.

2017 Australian Military Sales Catalogue 

The Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue was launched on 16 February 2017 by the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP. It provides information on ADF surplus equipment for sale across the maritime, land and aerospace domains to foreign government customers.

Advice to Foreign Governments on surplus ADF equipment and inventory may be obtained by following the attached link and completing the Expression of Interest form. Note: This form is for Foreign Government use only.

Equipment is offered on the basis of as is – where is.

Further information


Postal address
Australian Military Sales
Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group
Department of Defence
Brindabella Park, BP25-03-004

PO Box 7938
Canberra BC ACT 2610