As the nation’s centre of systems engineering, systems integration and defence electronics, South Australia has a proven track record of solving complex problems.
The state is a growing centre for defence-related cyber security. Defence Science and Technology's
Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division is headquartered in Adelaide at the group’s facility in the Edinburgh Defence Precinct.
RAAF’s cyber security squadron, Number 462 Squadron, is based at RAAF Base Edinburgh, also within the precinct. No. 462 Squadron sits within the Information Warfare Wing of RAAF's Aerospace Operational Support Group.
South Australian companies specialising in cyber security include
DXC Technology and Ebor Computing. Additional comapnies include Fivecast and NQRY which were a result of the highly successful Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre. Our universities also encompass cyber security in their teaching and research programs. This includes Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute Asia-Pacific, headquartered in Adelaide, which works to continually improve software-intensive systems.
Australian Institute of Machine Learning (AIML) brings together researchers and industry to provide big data capability, which has the potential to make the nation safer and more secure.
For further information please direct all enquiries to Reg Carruthers, Director, Aerospace at Defence SA. Tel: +61 8 8226 6637 or
Hunter Class Frigates
South Australia’s Osborne Naval Shipyard is the location for the Hunter Class Frigate Program, which will deliver a fleet of nine world-class anti-submarine warfare frigates to the Royal Australian Navy.
Air Warfare Destroyers
The $9.1 billion Air Warfare Destroyer project is being delivered at Osborne Naval Shipyard by the AWD Alliance, made up of the Australian Government through the Department of Defence, lead shipbuilder ASC Pty Ltd, and mission systems integrator Raytheon Australia.
Attack Class Submarines
Osborne Naval Shipyard is the confirmed build location for the Attack class submarine program. The largest Defence procurement in the nation’s history, the program is an investment of more than $50 billion in Australia’s security.
Jindalee Operational Radar Network
The Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) is a multi-billion dollar investment in three over-the-horizon radar systems that use the ionosphere to monitor air and sea movements across at least 37,000 square kilometres.
Collins Class Submarines
ASC built Australia’s fleet of Collins class submarines in Adelaide between 1990 and 2003, and now provides design enhancements, maintenance and through-life support of the six-vessel fleet at the Osborne Naval Shipyard.
Triton Unmanned Aircraft System
Adelaide will be the centre of Australia’s new unmanned aerial vehicle fleet, complementing the nation’s new fleet of P-8A Poseidon aircraft for maritime surveillance, also to be based at RAAF Base Edinburgh.
Land Combat Vehicle System Program
The South Australian Government is committed to supporting local industry to win supply chain work as part of the Australian Army's LAND 400 – Land Combat Vehicle System program.