Boost for Williamtown aerospace industries from JSF maintenance work

The Williamtown RAAF base is likely to benefit from a deal with the US government for Australia to provide maintenance support for Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in the Asia Pacific.

19th Dec 2014


Boost for Williamtown aerospace industries from JSF maintenance work

The Williamtown RAAF base is likely to benefit from a deal with the US government for Australia to provide maintenance support for Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in the Asia Pacific.


The Defence Minister David Johnston says the maintenance work will likely be based at RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland and the Williamtown base.


Senator Johnston says the contract recognises the world-leading capabilities Australia's defence and aerospace industries possess.


The announcement comes on top of the US$432 million that Australian companies have already won in production and development contracts.


Senator Johnston says Australia's participation as a partner in the JSF program has resulted in an Australian part in almost every JSF produced.
 

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