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 seeks expressions of interest from foreign governments for consideration.

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) 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.

2019 Australian Military Sales Catalogue

Submissions for the 2019 AMSC were opened by the Minister for Defence, the Hon. Christopher Pyne on 3 September, 2018. Please click here to access the Media Release. This will be the third year AMS has produced the Catalogue with the new edition expected to have a larger Australian defence industry focus with various companies given the opportunity to showcase their products and services.

The application process for entry into the 2019 catalogue closed on Friday, 19 October 2018.  All entrants will receive an email confirming their entry has been received by 02 November, 2018.  Entrants will be advised of the outcome of their application by 21 December, 2018.  

2018 Australian Military Sales Catalogue

The Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue was launched on 20 March, 2018 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 as well as showcasing defence industry products and services for the first time.

Advice to Foreign Governments on surplus ADF equipment /inventory and defence industry products / services 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