Deputy Prime Minister Visits DroneShield’s New Sydney HQ


Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles has visited the new DroneShield headquarters in Sydney.

Marles toured the company’s new and substantially enlarged premises earlier this year. It houses approximately 130 staff, including over 100 engineers, as well as operations, business and corporate teams.

“DroneShield is an example of an Australian high-tech success story, with world-class cutting edge local R&D and manufacturing, and growing exports around the world, with focus on the US,” said Marles.

DroneShield was included in the Australian Government’s Ukraine aid package in late 2023, contributing its rapidly deployable C-UAS sensors and effectors. It was half of the government’s total package amount at the time (AUD10 million out of the AUD20 million total). DroneShield’s products continue to be used on the Ukrainian frontlines to stop Russian drones, as well as a substantive number of other locations globally.

“Over the last ten years, DroneShield has become a global leader in AI-powered C-UAS solutions,” said CEO Oleg Vornik. “Critically, in the current geopolitical environment, it is also a significant sovereign manufacturer. We are pleased to have had an opportunity to brief the Deputy Prime Minister on our operations, and we look forward to continuing to support Australia and its allies with our advanced technologies.”

DroneShield’s current manufacturing capacity is approximately AUD400 million per annum. All of DroneShield’s research, development, and manufacturing is done in Australia.


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