ADELAIDE: At the opening of Raytheon Australia’s Naval and Integration Headquarters, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today announced that the company will partner with the Commonwealth to develop the Test Range System within the Woomera Prohibited Area of South Australia.
The Managing Director of Raytheon Australia, Mr Michael Ward, said today that he welcomed Prime Minister Turnbull’s announcement.
“As the largest and arguably most capable systems integrator in Australia Raytheon Australia welcomes this investment by the Australian Government in the local defence industry and high skilled Australian jobs. This is an investment in a home grown sovereign capability as well as in the safety and security of our nation.”
“I am pleased to announce that Raytheon Australia will undertake this work in Adelaide where our team will manage,design, develop, construct, integrate, test, deliver, install, commission and support the Woomera Test Range System. By partnering with the Australian Defence Force, we aim to deliver the world’s most modern and advanced military test range.”
“The development of this System will mean new job opportunities for Adelaide in the areas of complex program management, systems integration and technical knowledge transfer. We will draw upon the Australian Government’s existing investment in the Air Warfare Destroyer as many of the integration skills developed on that program will be used in delivering this System.”
The Woomera Test Range System will support current and future range operations involving complex, networked,weapon and electronic warfare systems. It provides the means of managing the multiple range users in a safe and co-ordinated way.
“Our company understands the strategic importance of Woomera to our national security as well as its value to the economic development of South Australia and beyond. Importantly, these benefits can be realised while protecting the cultural and heritage interests on the range”, Ward said.
“As an Australian Defence industry leader, Raytheon Australia is committed to a long-term enduring relationship with the Commonwealth on the Woomera Range”, Ward concluded.
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