Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has more than 2500 employees at 14 domestic and three international sites. BDA set up operations in South Australia in 2015, with the state’s strong defence and space environment, and broad and experienced talent pool, key drawcards for the move.
Today BDA has approximately 300 people employed in the state, with around half supporting the P-8A Poseidon at RAAF Base Edinburgh and the other half at the company’s Capability Hub in Adelaide CBD.
The company expects to experience continued growth in South Australia to meet local and broader business opportunities.
South Australia’s strong defence industry and skilled, defence ready workforce enables Boeing to not only deliver our long-term commitment to supporting the P-8A aircraft, but to further our advanced research, development and innovation capability to support large, complex defence projects.
Kevin Beaulne, Regional Director South Australia, Boeing Defence Australia