Destroyer Sustainment contract to create 50 jobs in Bennelong

The Turnbull Government has today announced the creation of 50 new jobs to be managed from Raytheon Australia’s Macquarie Park facility in Sydney.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne and Liberal candidate for Bennelong, John Alexander congratulated BAE Systems Australia and Raytheon Australia on the subcontract while touring their facilities earlier today.

Today’s announcement of 50 new jobs marks the initial $20 million subcontract for the Destroyer Enterprise, involving BAE Systems Australia as managing contractor and Raytheon Australia as the destroyers’ combat system integrator.

The new Destroyer Enterprise, an industry group led by BAE Systems Australia, will manage the sustainment for these destroyers – Navy’s newest and most capable warships.
This is yet another example of the Turnbull Government creating jobs in Bennelong, and a result of the strong advocacy of John Alexander.

The overall sustainment of the new Air Warfare Destroyers is expected to generate more than 200 jobs in Sydney with further subcontracts to be finalised next year as the Destroyer Enterprise matures. These will include those between the managing contractor, the ship repairer, Thales Australia, and the ship designer, Navantia Australia.

In addition to drawing on the work of local SME’s, the roles generated from this contract will require highly skilled engineers, technicians, procurement specialists and program managers, all of whom can draw upon the decade of expertise that has been built at Raytheon Australia’s Naval Sustainment Hub in Macquarie Park.

These jobs build upon Raytheon Australia’s foundation as the country’s largest combat system integrator.

The govern ment congratulates BAE Systems Australia and Raytheon Australia on this important first step in establishing the Destroyer Enterprise which deliver an effective and efficient sustainment capability whilst also securing the capability of these warships as the most complex and sophisticated in the history of the Royal Australian Navy.