Australian Defence Apparel

Apparel and Tactical Equipment for the Defence Industry


Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) supplies high-quality uniforms, tactical textiles and body armour, including intergrated ballistic and load carriage equipment, and tactical clothing for the military, police and defence forces.

Body armour solutions for the defence / military sector

As a long-term supplier of the tiered body armour system (TBAS) and the modular combat body armour system (MCBAS) to Australian Defence Forces (ADF), ADA is familiar with end-users' operational requirements.

ADA provides solutions such as:

  • Apparel
  • Load bearing vests
  • Ballistic vests
  • Modular pouches
  • Packs / bags
  • Headwear

Integrated ballistic and load carriage systems

Manufactured from the highest quality materials, ADA's intergrated ballistic and load carriage systems are ergonomic, lightweight, extremely reliable, and simple to use and maintain in the field.

ADA fully comprehends the needs of system intergration and we have designed our products to be adaptable for mission and field requirements.

Uniform design and materials technology

ADA invests heavily in the research and development of uniform design and materials technology. We continually question how things are done to search for originality that can be translated across design, materials, trims and chemistries.

Our knowledge of process engineering and the inter-relationship between textiles, polymers and wearable technologies mean that from the initial idea through to garment design, prototyping, testing and manufacturing, ADA considers every possible angle and application.

About ADA

ADA was established in 1912 as the Commonwealth Government Clothing Factory, which was responsible for the manufacture and supply of uniforms to the Australian Department of Defence and the Post Master General's Department.

Our experience of design, contract management, customer service, warehousing and IT teams combined with in-house rapid prototyping capability and manufacturing capacity ensures all products meet customer needs.

Now a private company, our team services the requirements of armed services worldwide.

We leverage the strengths of our parent Logistik Unicorp, a global specialist uniform company headquartered in Canada. It operates in Germany, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Tunisia and Vietnam.

As the only Australian manufacturer of its kind, ADA has consistently achieved a position in the Australian Top 40 Defence Contractor List.

Contact Details

1 Equator Road
VIC 3074
Contact: Alvaro Carvajal (Business Development Manager – Military and Tactical Range)
+61 3 9353 4553
+61 3 9354 8425