Media Release: XTEK Achieves Multiple Key Milestones & Record Financial Performance In 2019

XTEK Limited (ASX: XTE) (“XTEK” or “the Company”) is pleased to provide investors with the following address, achievement review and outlook by XTEK’s Managing Director, Phillippe Odouard.

This year has been tremendously successful for XTEK, with
the Company achieving multiple key milestones and continuing to execute on our
overall business strategy. This included the recently completed
transformational acquisition that expands our business and positions us for
future growth in the US market, progressing our XTclave™ manufacturing capability, commercialising our XTatlas™ technology, and all while
achieving record financial performance.

A key milestone I wish to mention is the strategic
acquisition of HighCom Armour Solutions,
(“HighCom”). This
acquisition provides XTEK with direct access to the lucrative US market with HighCom’s
strong reputation and broad distribution networks in place, underpinned by a
profitable ballistic product business. We expect the first XTclave™
manufactured products to be launched in the US in early 2020, following the
integration of HighCom’s operations, expertise and experience into XTEK. This
launch aligns with the opening of XTEK’s XTclave™ factory in Adelaide,
Australia, which is currently in the final stages of completion. These
milestones accelerate the commercialisation of XTEK’s high value ballistic
products in key global markets.

The Company has also achieved considerable milestones within
the space sector this year, having leveraged the unique advantages that our
state-of-the-art XTclave™ technology can bring to the space industry and
formalising relationships with Skykraft
and the Australian Space Agency. Key
preliminary designs have started to offer the first parts of satellites for
contract in the near future. XTEK will continue to collaborate with these
parties and explore further opportunities to optimise advanced composites for
space applications.

A key driver to the record FY19 financial performance was
the continued growth of the Small Unmanned
Aerial Systems
(SUAS) business.
We have enhanced our capabilities to be a full-service SUAS supplier, with the
ability to supply and provide ongoing support throughout the SUAS lifecycle. These
enhanced system capabilities resulted in another key milestone with XTEK being
awarded a long-term support contract with the Australian Defence Force (ADF)
in September. XTEK is now well   positioned
to improve margins while continuing to leverage channels to expand beyond
existing contracts in the future.

XTEK has key strategic pillars in place to execute its
XTatlas™ commercialisation strategy having achieved its first international
XTatlas™ orders this year. The Company continues to enhance its reputation as
the supplier of choice for soldier solutions and as the exclusive reseller of Heckler & Koch products in

XTEK seeks to capitalise on significant value opportunities,
underpinned by favourable trends and    sentiments
in the global defence sector, driven by the highest level of defence
expenditure in over 25 years (~2% of global GDP). With the US representing more
than half the global defence budget, XTEK is well positioned to access this
lucrative market with a focus on leveraging the HighCom network to achieve
sales with US law enforcement agencies. As US defence and military contracts require
US-based manufacturing and production, XTEK’s long-term plan is to develop its
existing manufacturing capabilities in the US in order to target these valuable

Closer to home, the Australian
remains focused on seeking increasing supply of domestic content
and intellectual property and continues to be committed to innovation in
defence. XTEK is currently in active discussions with numerous customers in
Australia with the focus on achieving domestic orders. XTEK will pursue further
exposure through global demonstrations and conferences to showcase our
highest-level protection products and actionable intelligence software to the front-line
protectors globally.


Philippe Odouard

Managing Director

For further information please contact:

Philippe Odouard, Managing Director,
XTEK Limited
T: (02) 6163 5507,
E: [email protected]

Rod North, Managing Director,
Bourse Communications Pty Ltd
T: (03) 9510 8309, M: 0408 670 706,
E: [email protected]

About XTEK Limited
XTEK Limited provides high-quality products to deliver tailored solutions to the government, law enforcement, military, space and commercial sectors. XTEK is focused on developing and commercialising its proprietary technologies by leveraging its established distribution network.
These technologies include XTclaveTM advanced composite solutions and XTatlasTM real time contextual video, which provide unique solutions for western military forces and other government agencies. In addition, the supply and maintenance of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) remains a focus for XTEK.
For more information visit the XTEK website at

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