U.S. Defense Department will headline a marquee roster of manufacturers and suppliers. USA Partnership Pavilion will honor “Mateship” centennial of U.S.-Australia battlefield alliance.

  • U.S. Defense Department will headline a marquee roster of manufacturers and suppliers
  • USA Partnership Pavilion will honor “Mateship” centennial of U.S.-Australia battlefield alliance

Adelaide, Australia and Waldwick, N.J. / August 27, 2018 One hundred years since American and Australian soldiers first fought side-by-side during World War I, U.S. defense and security suppliers will engage in the biennial battle for new business on the trade floor at Land Forces 2018, September 4-6 in Adelaide.

Leading the charge for the first time at this event will be the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), America’s foreign military sales agent. DSCA’s presence at Land Forces 2018 reflects rising interest and investment in bilateral partnerships that strengthen the defense and security alliance between the United States, Australia and allied nations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Nearly 30 U.S.-based companies will exhibit at this year’s event in the USA Partnership Pavilion, organized by Kallman Worldwide, Inc., the show’s official U.S representative, in coordination with government agencies, including the departments of commerce, defense and state.

Since the show’s inaugural 2014 edition, the USA Partnership Pavilion has nearly doubled its footprint to cover more than 900 square meters. The 2018 lineup includes marquee OEMs Boeing Defence Australia, FLIR Systems, General Atomics Aeronautical, Harris Corp. and Lockheed Martin; established equipment and component suppliers Breezer Holdings LLC, Endeavor Robotics and SynQor; and new-to-market innovators Intellisense Systems, Logos Technologies, and  Precision Technic Defence Pty.

Located prominently in Hall 2, the USA Partnership Pavilion is America’s headquarters on-site: an efficient location for buyers to meet more U.S. suppliers, a professional business center for U.S. exhibitors looking to maximize their exposure and time at the event, and a forum for all to share ideas and insights.

“Now more than ever, success in international trade is driven by partnership and teamwork,” said Kallman Worldwide President and CEO Tom Kallman. “America’s presence at Land Forces 2018 is a strong indication of how important Australia and the Indo-Asia-Pacific region are to U.S. defense and security suppliers, and that buyers and influencers across here are also looking to the U.S. for innovative solutions and partners.”


Land Forces 2018 closely coincides with the July 4 centennial of the Battle of Hamel where, on France’s western front, Australian and American soldiers first fought together. Under the command of one of Australia’s most revered military leaders, General Sir John Monash, the combined allied force took just 93 minutes to secure victory and turn the tide against the German army.

In recognition of this milestone anniversary, the century of partnership it launched and the ongoing alliance between the United States and Australia, 2018 has been declared the year of “Mateship”. The USA Partnership Pavilion will highlight the Mateship theme at Land Forces 2018 to promote U.S. industry’s commitment to sustaining its strong partnerships with the Australian Defence Force.

In addition to Mateship graphics and media content around the Pavilion, Kallman Worldwide will make a special Mateship presentation on behalf of the USA Partnership Pavilion and American industry to Australian Defence Force leaders on the opening day of the show. The presentation will be supported in part by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (Booth 2P21).


From battlefield command and control to material innovation and operations, the Pavilion is an end-to-end showcase of American ideas and innovation. Highlights include:

Black Diamond Advanced Technology (Booth 2M24) launches the Power Reaper, new power management system that recharges system batteries while simultaneously powering a BDATech hub system.

Breezer Holdings (Booth 2C24) introduces O2 from Breezer Mobile Cooling. Works in interior/exterior environments, is rugged, lightweight and mobile. Compact, self-contained design delivers huge cooling power with a small footprint for easy shipping and improved logistics.

Thinklogical, a Belden brand (Booth 2F22) manufactures secure video distribution and KVM extension and switching systems that enable instant situational awareness, improve cyber security and simplify management of multi-classification information through a single switching system. 

True Velocity Ammunition (Booth 2B22) manufactures advanced composite cased munitions for small calibers from 5.56mm- 14.5mm. TVA munitions are on average 30% lighter than brass rounds, and production is environmentally friendly because TVA’s technology reduces the manufacturing footprint by 80% when compared to a traditional brass facility.


In addition to space on site, USA Partnership Pavilion exhibitors are featured in Kallman’s online Land Forces 2018 Visitor Zone at The Visitor Zone features interactive tools, including exhibitor news summaries and images, to connect interested industry professionals and media around the world to the Pavilion, even if they can’t attend Land Forces 2018 in person.


Established in 1963, Kallman Worldwide creates unique opportunities for U.S. companies to strengthen business relationships around the world by maximizing their impact at international trade shows. With its flagship USA Partnership Pavilion, end-to-end exhibitor services, custom stand-building and corporate hospitality programs, Kallman has helped more than 10,000 companies, associations and government agencies “export with purpose and exhibit with confidence” at over 1,500 industry and professional events in 46 countries. The company is a strategic partner of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and a proud recipient of the President’s “E” Award for its role in helping to increase U.S. exports. Kallman Worldwide is headquartered in Waldwick, N.J., and staffs a Latin America office in Santiago, Chile. For more information visit


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