BAE Systems Australia has appointed Adam Watson Director of the company’s Melbourne-based technical innovation and sovereign capability growth centre, Red Ochre Labs.
Red Ochre Labs is a hub for collaboration with industry, Defence and academia. In his new role Watson will take on responsibility for the development of world leading Australian defence capability focusing on autonomy, high speed weapons, ISR, electronic warfare and intelligent sustainment.
A former soldier in the Australian Army, Adam Watson joined BAE Systems Australia in 2009. His new role will traverse the product lifecycle from research and technology through to product and service delivery.
“Now more than ever, the investment in and development of Australian made technologies has the potential to underpin much needed economic growth and meet the technological needs of our defence force,” said BAE Systems Australia Managing Director Defence Delivery Andrew Gresham.
“I am really looking forward to Red Ochre Labs continuing to lead the development and production of new globally disruptive technologies, building collaborative relationships and partnerships that push the boundaries of capability that we can deliver for our soldiers, sailors and aviators,” Adam Watson commented.