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ASC opens city-based science and tech base at Lot Fourteen

Australia’s sovereign defence company ASC is opening a new science and technology hub at Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen, to form new research and business connections that can enhance Collins Class submarine sustainment and their Life of Type Extension (LOTE). ASC’s Lot Fourteen office will be a base for both permanent staff and visiting experts across ASC’s engineering team. The Lot Fourteen office would extend research activities undertaken at the company’s Osborne site and provide a new gateway for students and future partners to connect with ASC’s programs. The science and technology hub will build upon the state’s already strong Defence presence ...

10 August 2022
ASC opens city-based science and tech base at Lot Fourteen2022-08-10T16:15:20+09:30

P-8A deeper maintenance takes off in South Australia

Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has commenced deeper maintenance work on the first of Australia’s fleet of 12 P8-A Poseidon aircraft at RAAF Base Edinburgh. In an Australian-first, major maintenance, repair, and overhaul work on the aircraft is being undertaken locally, rather than offshore, following three-months of modifications at the hangar on the Base to accommodate the program of works. BDA secured the $60 million deep maintenance contract for the Royal Australian Air Force’s fleet of P8-A Poseidon aircraft in September 2021. Director of commercial derivative aircraft at Boeing Defence Australia, Darryn Fletcher, said the milestone built on BDA’s proven credentials ...

9 August 2022
P-8A deeper maintenance takes off in South Australia2022-08-09T16:28:03+09:30

DCS opens new facility and secures major defence contract

South Australian-based Defence Coating Systems has officially unveiled the nation’s largest on-site defence coating facility at their Wingfield factory, which has helped them secure a major defence contract.  The specialised coating company signed a deal with global technology and security company Kongsberg Defence Australia to paint the next generation launcher systems for the Australian Army. The project will see the NASAMS Mk 2 Canister launchers delivered to prime contractor Raytheon Australia over the next 12 months as part of the LAND19 Ph 7B program. It comes after the company invested almost $500,000 into enhancing their Wingfield factory, which now features ...

21 July 2022
DCS opens new facility and secures major defence contract2022-07-22T12:59:17+09:30

Local defence business empowers First Nations people

Successful entrepreneur and Ngarrindjeri man David Mallett is paving the way for greater First Nations representation in the defence sector, with his South Australian company Yanun Project Services playing a key role in the project management of a number of major defence projects. One of only a few First Nations businesses in the state’s defence industry, Yanun specialises in project management, schedule and planning support and project controls services. Since establishing in 2019, the business has grown, now employing seven people including a number of Aboriginal trainees, and is highly sought-after for its services by several major defence suppliers, despite ...

5 July 2022
Local defence business empowers First Nations people2022-07-06T09:08:01+09:30

Local defence manufacturer on the fast track to success

South Australian advanced engineering and construction company, Novafast Holdings, has launched an Australian-first defence manufacturing capability for composite production. The company has developed a world-leading robotic technique to manufacture advanced and automated composite piping and fittings to be used within large scale defence manufacturing, which will be delivered within a state-of-the-art $4 million facility. The new site was officially opened on Tuesday 28 June by Deputy Premier and Minister for Defence and Space Industries, Susan Close. In 2021, Novafast was awarded a $2 million Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) grant to invest in the robotic technology. Novafast Business Manager ...

30 June 2022
Local defence manufacturer on the fast track to success2022-06-30T15:32:43+09:30

AeroPM lands at Lot Fourteen

Defence consultancy AeroPM has finalised its expansion into South Australia, officially opening its new facility in the L