LOCKHEED MARTIN’S NEW AUSTRALIA-NEW ZEALAND HEADQUARTERS

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today officially opened ‘Lockheed Martin Australia House’ in Canberra.

19th Feb 2018



LOCKHEED MARTIN’S NEW AUSTRALIA-NEW ZEALAND HEADQUARTERS

 

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today officially opened ‘Lockheed Martin Australia House’ in Canberra.

 

Minister Pyne congratulated Lockheed Martin Australia on their new Australia and New Zealand headquarters, which cemented Lockheed Martin’s longstanding and ongoing commitment to Australia’s defence industry. 

 

“Over the next decade, the Australian Government will invest a historic $200 billion in Defence capabilities, creating unprecedented opportunities for our local defence industry,” Minister Pyne said.

 

“Lockheed Martin Australia is playing a significant role in delivering the Turnbull Government's agenda; employing 860 people nationally, as well as contributing to a range of defence capabilities including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and the Future Submarine Program."

 

“Notably, in January I announced this workforce would grow by 200 after Lockheed Martin Australia signed a Design, Build and Integration Contract worth around $700 million for the Future Submarine Program Combat System.”

 

Minister Pyne said Lockheed Martin had been a long-time Global Supply Chain partner, providing international defence export opportunities for small and medium sized companies.

 

“Last year, I was pleased to announce a three-year global supply chain agreement with Lockheed Martin,” he said.

 

“The Defence Export Strategy builds on this, with $3.2 million committed per annum until 2028 to sustain and expand the Global Supply Chain Program.”

 

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