Susan Close MP
Deputy Premier
Minister for Defence and Space Industries

Nick Champion MP
Minister for Trade and Investment

Michael Brown MP
Minister for Florey


More jobs and manufacturing capabilities are coming to Mawson Lakes, following a major defence company’s investment into a new purpose-built facility in Technology Park.

Kongsberg Defence Australia will construct the 2500sqm facility, which will be home to hardware manufacturing and assembly, along with maintenance, and software development to assist in the delivery of defence acquisition programs.

Construction of the new facility is expected to commence in January 2023, generating more South Australian jobs, with plans for the facility to be fully occupied and operational by early 2024.

Kongsberg Defence Australia is a local subsidiary of the Norwegian based global technology company, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace.

The company supports the local manufacturing, assembly, integration and test of the C4 system for the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) capability, which is currently under production for the Australian Army through Raytheon Australia.

Quotes attributable to Susan Close

South Australia’s reputation as the country’s Defence State will be further boosted by the investment being made in Mawson Lakes.

We want South Australians to have access to skilled jobs that contribute to Australia’s Defence Force and also bring opportunities for collaboration and partnerships within the global supply chain.

Quotes attributable to Nick Champion

This increased investment in South Australia is welcome and exciting news for defence capabilities in our state.

Global investment breeds confidence, and confidence breeds greater investment – that equates to a strong economy and more jobs.

Quotes attributable to Michael Brown

Our area has a long history of involvement in rocket technology and manufacturing.

This decision will build on our reputation as a destination of choice for investment in hi-tech manufacturing.

Quotes attributable to Kongsberg Defence Australia’s John Fry

With current activities and future growth opportunities, this significant investment in a new facility in Mawson Lakes is an important demonstration of our long-term commitment to Australia and the region.

This facility is the first in the Asia-Pacific region for Kongsberg’s defence business and will create more than 50 highly skilled jobs, all supporting capability delivery to the Australian Defence Force.


Published On: October 21st, 2022