Heuch has a deep appreciation and understanding of the arduous circumstances and environments in which our systems may be placed, as well as an understanding of the varying climatic conditions. With this in mind it was the right fit for Heuch to become a strategic partner with the Australian Industry and Defence Network.

We have been supplying customised HVAC-R solutions to the Australian Defence Force since 1970 and have provided them capabilities including:

  • HVAC systems
  • Solar power equipment conversions
  • Logistics support
  • Containerised solutions
  • Environment control rooms
  • and many more.


We have worked the with Australian Defence Force across a variety of projects and initiatives.

Self-powered with 48 hours standby capacity, the MARU (Mobile Autonomous Refrigeration Utiltiy) provides independent cooling and power in the harshest environments.

Built from Heuch’s solar cold chain technology, the MARU is air transportable, conforming to NATO 463L specifications and can be deployed and running in under ten minutes, with no special training or equipment required.

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Australia’s Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) provides long-range Over-The-Horizon Radar (OTHR) surveillance for the detection of aircraft and ships in Australia’s northern maritime approaches. Regular upgrades have ensured that JORN sets the standard for OTHR technology and remains an important element of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Command and Control and Airspace Battle Management networks.

The Heuch Utility Tricon is designed for flexible support of personnel in remote areas and can be tailored to cover a range of uses and requirements dependent upon use and environment.

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We designed, constructed and installed an Environmental Test Chamber for testing of the Australian Defence Force uniforms. This was featured in a segment of ABC’s Catalyst program. You can find further information here. 

This chamber can simulate any environment on earth with the touch of a button. It is designed to hep test and design equipment and uniforms for our troops.

It can simulate all fighting conditions inclusive of testing for chemical warfare suits. This tests not only leak penetration but also how soldiers can physically work within the uniforms.