BAE Systems Australia has opened a new engineering hub in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond which will see the company’s aerospace, autonomous systems and guided weapons research brought under the one roof.
The facility was opened by the federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, along with Victoria’s Minister of Industry and Trade, Jacinta Allan.
“Our AASD group in Melbourne leads our global company’s engineering development and design capability across BAE Systems Australia’s Aerospace business unit, including design and development of autonomous enabling technologies, P-3, F/A -18 and Hawk mission systems support and aircraft activities for Black Hawk, Chinook and Seahawk” managing director of BAE Systems Australia, Jim McDowell said. “Our Weapon Systems group is also involved in the cutting edge design, integration and support of ship air defence systems and guided weapons, including the highly successful Nulka active missile decoys and Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles.”
The facility is 3000sqm in size and will employ 300 people.