Earlier this month, the Defence SA team headed out to RAAF Base Edinburgh for a tour of the facility. Below is an account of the day by Reg Carruthers, Executive Director, Defence Industry and Space. We acknowledge that the areas visited by the Defence SA team are on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people, and we pay our respects to their Elders, past and present. It has been quite a while since many of the team at Defence SA have visited Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Edinburgh. With much of the state’s the focus being on Naval shipbuilding ...
Growing up, Justyce Manton dreamt of being a ballerina but when that dream was shattered by injury, she quickly discovered an outer-this-world fascination with space and engineering, which transformed her life plans. The first year Adelaide University student is currently undertaking an internship at Defence SA under the mentorship of Executive Director, Defence and Space Reg Carruthers. Justyce is revelling in the chance to understand the industry better, and now has dreams of becoming the first Indigenous Australian to travel into space. “I am studying aeronautical engineering at Adelaide University and am absolutely loving it,” Justyce said. “Growing up I ...
Global testing, inspection and certification company Bureau Veritas (BV) Marine & Offshore is setting down deep roots in South Australia, strengthening ties with local universities and securing their place within the state’s shipbuilding sector.
One of the first defence industry companies to set up in Adelaide from France, PREDICT Australia, has recently celebrated their two year anniversary by reflecting on the company’s many successes since making the move down under.
Gentex Australia is making plans to grow its South Australian workforce after successfully acquiring military equipment distributor Aero Parts Australia.
Defence SA and the South Australian Space Industry Centre are tremendously proud to be a sponsor of REA's ‘in schools’ programs which include SUBS in Schools, F1 in Schools, Space in Schools & 4x4 in Schools.
Since setting up their national offices in South Australia five years ago, QinetiQ Australia has grown to build a large team of talented, local professionals who love working in the defence industry.
With construction of the Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) well underway, South Australian SMEs are proving invaluable to the success of the program, showcasing the broad capability of local talent.
South Australian company Praxis Aeronautics has been contracted to provide solar components to the Australian Navy's next fleet of solar powered unmanned vessels.
A collaborative South Australian project aimed at improving the Australian Defence Force's ability to monitor potential threats from space will propel forward, thanks to a significant funding boost from the Australian Government.
A new technical college will soon be established in Adelaide's western suburbs, supporting students to pursue trade pathways into high demand jobs such as defence and shipbuilding.
South Australian-based company Redarc will partner with Norwegian defence giant Kongsberg to supply parts for a ground-based surface-to-air missile system for the Australian Army.