Raytheon Australia has successfully retained its contract to support the aircraft operated by the ADF’s Aerospace Operational Support Group (AOSG) at RAAF Base Edinburgh.
The contract was signed by AVM Mark Skidmore, Air Commander Australia, and Raytheon Australia’s managing director, Michael Ward.
“This successful re-compete of the Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU) contract which Raytheon Australia has held for the past 10 years continues our tradition of providing high quality and dependable aircraft maintenance services to the Australian Defence Force,” Ward said. “The contract requires many specialised skill-sets including avionics, aircraft, armament and life support technicians, ground support equipment and manufacturing specialists, logistics, governance, and project management. Many of the existing staff will continue service from the original ARDU contract inception, continuing their 10 years of dedicated service to ARDU and AOSG.”
The work includes aircraft maintenance, armament support, electrical and mechanical component manufacture as well as non-standard modification for the AOSG’s permanent fleet of two F/A-18s, one S-70A-9 Black Hawk and two PC-9/As, as well as visiting aircraft.