Raytheon opens defence Centre for Collaboration


Raytheon Australia has opened a new Centre for Collaboration in southeast Queensland, enabling opportunities for greater collaboration between the defence industry and the Australian Defence Force (ADF), according to the company.

The Minister for Defence Industry Pat Conroy (pictured) officially opened the centre, which marks 25 years of investment by Raytheon Australia in developing secure facilities around the country.

Located in Cannon Hill, the Centre for Collaboration supplements the capabilities of the Centre for Joint Integration in Adelaide, the Centre for Engineering in Sydney and the Customer Engagement Centre in Canberra.

The new centre will serve as a central hub for electronic warfare, air traffic management, ground-based air defence, and integrated logistics, and will help facilitate collaboration with SMEs and Defence.

Raytheon Australia’s Managing Director Michael Ward said: “With 25 years’ experience supporting Australia’s Defence ecosystem, we know how important it is for all parties to work together to support our national Defence.

“The Centre for Collaboration enables our highly skilled workforce to work side-by-side with the ADF and our local industry partners to deliver tailored, world-leading capability for those in uniform that suits their requirements and Australia’s unique conditions.”

With a focus on upskilling industry, the Centre for Collaboration will also actively support Raytheon Australia’s Capability Plus programme, which provides pathways for SMEs to develop and enhance capability to work with Defence.

“The Centre will also allow us to support and grow Defence industry employment in the long-term, through the offering of professional development and early career investment for our world-class team.

“This investment will not only support upskilling our future workforce, but also give them unique experience working on some of the most exciting and complex programmes in the country.”

The Centre for Collaboration is a four-level, 7,800-square-metre facility that features software integration laboratories, technical workshops, training rooms, integration spaces, and office accommodation.

Picture: The Minister for Defence Industry Pat Conroy visits Raytheon

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