Prime Minister Scott Morrison has opened Raytheon Australia’s new, $50 million Centre for Joint Integration (CJI) in South Australia. The Centre is a response to the ADF’s increased focus on joint integrated capabilities.
This state-of-the-art facility, built in Adelaide, will enable collaboration opportunities between the ADF and Australian industry to deliver fully integrated capabilities.
“This precinct will form the hub of our integrated air and missile defence industry approach over the next 10 to 20 years,” said Managing Director Michael Ward. “Raytheon Australia will collaborate with defence and industry in dedicated system and integration laboratories with experimentation facilities and training rooms. These will ensure we can work with our customers and partners to deliver fully integrated, sovereign capabilities across all domains.
“This precinct will also be Australia’s most significant with the addition of these modern facilities for the future of in-country integrated air and missile defence capabilities,” he added.
The precinct covers 15,000 square metres and has two main buildings: the Core Facility and the Integration Facility.
The Core Facility includes customer engagement zones, laboratory space for training and systems integration, and office accommodation, while the Integration Facility covers 6,500 square metres of space for light manufacturing, integration, depot repair and warehousing.
The Integration Facility is ready to deliver fully integrated capabilities and will serve as the dedicated space for the Australian Army’s short-range ground-based air missile defence program, LAND 19 Phase 7B, assembling components manufactured by local suppliers. That will create jobs and secure integration capabilities in Australia.
As Raytheon Australia’s new South Australian headquarters, the CJI is already home to more than 200 Raytheon Australia employees, and the company expects this to increase to 300 jobs across future Integrated Air and Missile Defence, naval and ranges programs.
“The Centre for Joint Integration is a representation of Raytheon Australia’s commitment to South Australia,” said Ward. “This precinct will deliver more than a decade of jobs and sovereign capability for Australia through future growth.”