Raytheon engages with local SMEs to win defence work

US-owned Raytheon Australia’s has selected ten companies to participate in its recently launched industry engagement program that helps small businesses win defence work here and in export markets.

The company, which in March opened a major new technical and manufacturing centre in Adelaide, selected these companies for its Capability Plus program:

  • AOS Group, Melbourne
  • archTIS, Canberra
  • Calytrix. Perth
  • Coherics, Adelaide
  • Daronmont, Adelaide
  • JEDS, Sydney
  • Plexsys, Williamtown
  • Redarc, Adelaide
  • Silentium, Adelaide
  • And Willyama, Canberra.

Raytheon employs 1,500 and works with more than 1,500 Australian companies delivering products and services in Joint Battlespace Systems, Mission Systems, Above Water Systems, Under Water Systems and Weapons.

Raytheon Australia was a member of the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance which constructed three AWD’s in Adelaide (pictured: HMAS Sydney).

Its new facility at Mawson Lakes north of Adelaide is one of the world’s most advanced integrated air and missile defence centres, according to the company.

The selection of companies for Raytheon’s program were revealed in a media release from the minister for defence industry, Melissa Price.

Price said programs like Capability Plus were an example of how large defence contractors can provide pathways for smaller Australian businesses to improve capability and competitiveness through opening opportunities, mentoring and training.

The tailored program will support the local enterprises in leadership, engineering, project management, cyber security and quality and ISO certification.

It will also create pathways for local businesses to access Raytheon Technologies’ global supply chain.

Picture: Raytheon Australia/HMAS Sydney in sea trials

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