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Make your next defence career move in South Australia

South Australia’s fast-growing defence industry is becoming a leading force in delivering our national defence industry capability, with exciting career opportunities attracting some of the nation’s brightest talent. As a young female engineer wanting to work on innovative and cutting-edge technology, Jessica Sharp was excited about the prospect of moving to South Australia to pursue a career in the state’s thriving defence industry sector. After completing a mechatronics engineering degree at the University of Wollongong and a short placement at Lockheed Martin Australia’s Canberra headquarters, Jessica was offered a position in the company’s award-winning Graduate Development Program in South Australia. The ...

16 May 2022
Make your next defence career move in South Australia2022-05-16T15:28:02+09:30

100 Adelaide jobs secured for Collins class blast and paint services

ASC has awarded Australian engineering business Eptec Group a $66 million contract to carry out blast and paint services during Collins Class Full Cycle Dockings. Part of a six-year agreement, the contract will support more than 100 local jobs, with work to be carried out at the Osborne Naval Shipyard. The contract involves providing blast services to clean components and systems within the Collins class submarines to ensure effective ongoing operation, painting services including anti-corrosion protection for the submarine hulls and internal structures as well as internal paintwork to refresh onboard living areas. ASC Chief Executive Officer Stuart Whiley said ...

12 May 2022
100 Adelaide jobs secured for Collins class blast and paint services2022-05-12T10:43:03+09:30

SA company extends capability in Defence and export

PRP Manufacturing, an SA based engineering firm, was recently awarded a Defence Global Competitiveness grant to increase capability and capacity to supply defence-related work to the global market. The grant has enabled PRP to purchase and commission an advanced 5-axis flatbed CNC workstation. The equipment, due to arrive in September, will assist with current defence contracts, including the recently awarded gasket contract for BAE Systems Australia’s Hunter Class Frigate Program, and also extend capability in specialised component manufacturing for global customers. PRP Manufacturing Chief Operating Officer Luke Sernecki is thrilled with the outcome. “The grant has been a fantastic reward ...

28 April 2022
SA company extends capability in Defence and export2022-05-02T15:51:39+09:30

Record-breaking defence contingent set for Indo Pacific 2022

South Australia will boast a strong presence at Indo Pacific 2022, with more than 50 high-profile companies, research and education providers on board to demonstrate the state’s expertise in defence and naval shipbuilding during the three-day event. A broad range of SMEs and primes will be the centrepiece of The South Australia – The Defence State stand, which also highlights the state’s education sector, with TAFE SA and the state’s three universities, The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia, featuring on the stand. South Australia’s leading organisation for fostering defence-research collaborations, the Defence Innovation Partnership, ...

28 April 2022
Record-breaking defence contingent set for Indo Pacific 20222022-04-28T15:53:36+09:30

SA companies secure funding to boost Defence innovation

Five South Australian companies were among 19 businesses across the country to receive Federal Government funding to develop their innovative ideas and technologies to strengthen the nation’s Defence capabilities.  Local companies RFTEQ, Arkwright Technologies, Daronmont Technologies, Prism Systems and Mincham secured over $10 million in contracts through the Australian Government’s Defence Innovation Hub program. Announced earlier this month, the funding will enable the companies to fast-track the development of a broad range of technologies for Defence, including next-generation electronic warfare capabilities, a deployable payload delivery system, and a vibration monitoring system for Navy vessels. South Australia company RFTEQ, which produces ...

22 April 2022
SA companies secure funding to boost Defence innovation2022-04-22T09:43:20+09:30