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Raytheon helps to improve SME capability and competitiveness

Raytheon Australia is involved in defence capability delivery across multiple ADF domains and its Capability Plus program aims to extend this presence locally and globally to Australian SMEs also. too: Raytheon Australia

Raytheon Australia has selected ten local SMEs to participate in its recently launched industry engagement program designed to help small businesses win defence work at home and abroad under its Capability Plus program.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price welcomed the Raytheon initiative, which offers the selected businesses an opportunity to partner with Raytheon Australia to grow their businesses and support delivery of capability for our Defence Force.

“Raytheon’s Capability Plus program will support local businesses to improve their competitiveness to win defence work here and overseas,” Minister Price said. “It will support their long-term sustainability and our goal of building supply chain resilience and self-reliance.

Minister Price congratulated the Australian businesses selected for the inaugural Capability Plus program:

  • AOS Group (Melbourne, Australia)
  • archTIS (Canberra, Australia)
  • Calytrix (Perth, Australia)
  • Coherics (Adelaide, Australia)
  • Daronmont (Adelaide, Australia)
  • JEDS (Sydney, Australia)
  • Plexsys (Williamtown, Australia)
  • Redarc (Adelaide, Australia)
  • Silentium (Adelaide, Australia)
  • Willyama (Canberra, Australia)

Programs like Capability Plus are a great example of how large defence contractors can provide pathways for smaller Australian businesses to improve capability and competitiveness through opening opportunities, mentoring and training, the Minister said.

The tailored program will support the local enterprises in leadership, engineering, project management, cyber security and quality and ISO certification.

It will also create pathways for local businesses to access Raytheon Technologies’ global supply chain.

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