South Australia's aerospace expertise on show at Avalon Airshow

By / 27th of February, 2015

TWENTY South Australian companies, supported by Defence SA and the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC), presented their aerospace and systems expertise at the Avalon Airshow this week.

South Australia's Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith launched the Australian Aerospace Alliance at the exposition.

A collaborative project between the Defence Teaming Centre, industry and the South Australian Government, the Alliance is focused on capturing work from global defence and commercial aerospace giants.

“We are working hard to increase local industry involvement in global supply chains, building on the success of local companies like BAE Systems Australia, Rosebank Engineering Australia and Levett Engineering who supply into the global Joint Strike Fighter program,” Hamilton-Smith said.

“Aerospace and systems is a key pillar of our South Australia Defence Strategy 2025. Some $300 million will be spent in infrastructure and facility upgrades at the base to house the P-8A aircraft, systems and crews. The first aircraft will be delivered to its Edinburgh home in 2017, with the full fleet of eight aircraft operational by 2021."

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