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Defence solutions backed by years of experience

As a leading Australian sovereign supplier, SAGE Automation supports the Australian Defence Industry with a proven capability in designing solutions tailored to your requirements. 

We're passionate about supporting our clients' needs and guiding them through periods of transformation.  When you work with SAGE, you can trust that our reliable solutions live up to their promises. 

SAGE Defence focuses on the delivery of fit-for-purpose electrical and control systems. As a leading system integrator of electrical control systems we have the ability to draw on our vast experience to select the most suitable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components to meet rigorous Defence requirements.


Solving your defence needs

SAGE delivers agile and innovative electrical control systems for the Australian Defence industry, including Defence Primes, Original Equipment Manufacturers and other SMEs.

We proudly embrace sector diversity, allowing cross pollination of the 'best thinking' in engineering - enabling us to not only 'meet' the industry's rigorous demands but to exceed them.


SAGE will help you:

Reduce asset risk | Bolster reliability | Lower costs | Maintain systems | Build capacity | Prevent obsolescence | Increase asset availability


We'll keep your people safer


SAGE understands defence is a risky and complex industry,  requiring fit-for-purpose, reliable solutions in order to keep Australia's Defence Force safe.

All work is underpinned by SAGE Automation’s Integrated Management System which is certified to ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 45001 (OH&S) standards.

With more than a decade of defence experience, we are a trusted sovereign partner who has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the industry.


Our clients include :

BAE Systems | Thales | ASC | Navantia | Saab Australia | Ultra Electronics | NSM | Tiwi Partners | Intract | Augility | Aurecon | Spotless | Ventia | Brookfield | Sitzler  | McMahon | PACM | Lend Lease | Laing O'Rourke | Fulton Hogan | Avionics Limited | ADB Safegate


Why SAGE is the best choice for your defence needs

We are a one-stop shop

SAGE has end-to-end capabilities in design, engineering and manufacturing, set-to-work and through-life support which means that we can scope the requirements and provide a solution that is completely fit for purpose.

Why SAGE is the best choice for your defence needs

We deliver the best thinking

While we have a dedicated Defence division, we are not just a Defence company – we bring a wealth of ideas and experience from other sectors, including manufacturing and infrastructure, so you don’t just get the best solutions from the industry, but the best possible solutions available.

Why SAGE is the best choice for your defence needs

We're proudly Australian

We’re proud to say that our national capability is 100% Australian, and that we have a large Australian workforce.

Why SAGE is the best choice for your defence needs

We are a collaborative partner

We work extensively with prime defence contractors, and can help them fulfill Australian industry content requirements. We also support overseas companies who wish to offer their products or services in Australia.

Why SAGE is the best choice for your defence needs

Tight timeframe? No problem

Whether it’s a small, standalone electrical control system or a large, highly complex, integrated solution, we have the flexibility and scalability to deliver time-critical projects while keeping disruptions to a bare minimum.

Why SAGE is the best choice for your defence needs

We can ensure complete transparancy

We’ll keep detailed documentation throughout the project, so you can be confident about fulfilling any compliance needs.

Why SAGE is the best choice for your defence needs

We have the best credentials

SAGE is the only Australian company accredited to the global quality benchmark of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA). We are also certified by international certification body DQS for our management systems, which encompass ISO 9001  (Quality), ISO 45001 (OH&S) and ISO 14001 (Environment).

Why SAGE is the best choice for your defence needs

We deliver certainty

We won’t leave until the job is done – that is our commitment to you.

Defence capabilities


Defence materiel and sustainment

Bringing best thinking to the armed forces


Estate and infrastructure

Delivering safety and compliance to Defence capability

Industry engagement

Defence Teaming Centre (DTC)
Industry Capability Network (ICN)
Defence SA
Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN) 



Mark Hender, Director Operational Excellence, Chemring Group

“Establishing the new countermeasures facility was a major strategic development for Chemring Australia and SAGE were critical to the successful completion of the project.”

More to explore


SAGE delivers complex fuel farm control system upgrade for RAAF

SAGE was engaged to delivered a complex control system upgrade for Darwin RAAF base's fuel system, the complex infrastructure that stores and pumps millions of litres of aviation fuel. 


Seamless collaboration delivers specialist training consoles for the Australian Navy

SAGE Automation’s manufacturing facility in Tonsley recently completed a major project for Saab Australia, assembling more than 50 training consoles that will be used by the Royal Australian Navy.  


SAGE's manufacturing capability delivers on tight deadline and achieves certification

SAGE collaborated with sub-contractors and our client, BAE Systems Australia, to design, manufacture and commission cubic modular switchboards for four Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Paluma-class vessels.

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