TAUV has applied world first technology in additive manufacturing to develop stronger, lighter, smarter armour for defence, law enforcement and civil industry. 

With our unique ability to integrate electronics directly into our armour structures, TAUV is developing an intelligent platform that will power advanced soldier systems innovation.

Not just for soldiers, TAUV's super lightweight armour means we can deliver a new level of ballistics protection for airborne assets and are developing a range of robust tactical UAV platforms for 3rd party system innovators.

TAUV's innovations in armour are opening a plethora of possibilities such as; enhancing soldier safety and performance, enabling advanced tactical systems, and ensuring operational advantage.

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TAUV has joined the well established Lightforce Australia Group of companies. The Group, encompassing Nightforce Optics, Lightforce Australia, EuroOptic, APRS and its newest division Force Ordnance, has over 30 years defence, commercial design and manufacturing experience. 





Ray Dennis


Founder and owner of Force Ordnance, Lightforce, Nightforce Optics and Ace Precision Rifle Systems, Ray has comprehensive experience in military product development and precision manufacturing. Ray's relentless pursuit of quality is why his products are global leaders.

Nathan Kalisch


Former Special Forces Medic with the Australian Special Air Service, Nathan has combined his first hand military experience with his passion for new technology to bring about TAUV's game changing innovations. Nathan created TAUV's pioneering designs and has clear site on the company's global future.

Steve Quinn

Advisory Board Member

As former Chief Technology Officer and Chief of Land Operations Division at DSTG, and former (Brigadier) Director General Land Development Group at Australian Department of Defence CDG, Steve has an extraordinary depth of defence technology, application and acquisition knowledge.

Steve Norman

Advisory Board Member

Through his companies Level Peaks Associates and Sutton House, Steve is a major supplier of soldier systems and force capability advice to European Defence Forces, Tactical Police Units and Private Enterprises.  Steve is an expert in global defence product distribution. 

Geoff Wallbridge

Advisory Board Member

Founding partner and now consulting engineer at Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec (WGA). Geoff is a project management master and has overseen the growth of WGA to its current market leading position building some of Australia's largest and most successful infrastructure projects.  

Damien Chicco

Advisory Board Member

Head of Supply Chain at Mitsubishi Australia Limited, Damien is second to none in sales operations and supply chain management with a bent for lean and efficient process control.

Rick Morris

Advisory Board Member

From civil engineering in Africa to a General Manager at Corporate Express, Rick is a multi-business owner and a broadly experienced expert in organisational growth, recruitment and sales.

Tim Jackson

Advisory Board Member

Former Fabrication Operation Area Manager at GM Holden and with 43 years experience in tooling, engineering and production operations, Tim has an unmatched understanding of budgets, quality control, continuous improvement and production engineering in high volume complex manufacturing.



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