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BAE Systems Australia

BAE Systems is Australia's largest defence company and offers the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and security customers total capability across the aerospace, land, maritime and joint domains. BAE is a leading provider of communications, electronic warfare systems, military air support, air defence, mission support systems, land combat systems, maintenance, garrison support and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. BAE combines key skills in engineering and systems integration and employ more than 6,000 people who support customers at 100 locations around Australia. BAE works to optimise the ADF's military capability by delivering the most efficient, value-for-money solutions.

Key projects include:

  • Prime contractor for the supply of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) warships;
  • Upgrading the Australian Armys M113 AS4 armoured personnel carriers;
  • Management of the Defence Integrated Distribution System (DIDS) contract;
  • Management of major satellite communications services for the ADF and HF radar networks;
  • Sustainment and upgrades of F/A-18 Hornet and Hawk Lead-in Fighters;
  • Management of ab-initio pilot training;
  • Key integration role in development of new Anti-Ship Missile Defence system for ANZAC Class frigates;
  • Prime contractor responsible for design, development and integration of the Nulka anti-missile decoy system;
  • Lead platform integrator responsible for the design, manufacture, installation, test, modification and upgrade of the RAAF AP-3C Orion mission and weapon systems; and
  • BAE Systems Australia is leading the development of a new combined mission control system for the global Autonomous and Future Systems Program.

Land & Integrated Systems leads BAE Systems efforts to secure a strategic presence in Australias growing national security and border protection markets, by building on existing strengths in areas such as cyber security and critical infrastructure protection. Located at more than 30 sites around Australia, this Business Unit provides integrated capability and support solutions across the Land sector, and the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare (C4ISREW) domains.

The Aerospace Business Unit provides systems integration and sustainment solutions to Australias current and future military air platforms. It is also at the forefront of autonomous systems development and in the provision of aviation solutions to the ADF and other regional defence partners. With operations across more than 12 major locations around Australia, Aerospaces key capabilities include leading defence aerospace capability partner with a proven record of maintenance and logistics support of key platforms, including F/A-18 Hornet, Lead-in Fighter, Black Hawk, Chinook and Seahawk helicopters.

The Defence Logistics business manages national warehousing and distribution services, and maintenance support of selected land materiel and electronic equipment for the Australian Defence Force. It delivers these services through the Defence Integrated Distribution System (DIDS) and Albury Wodonga Military Area contracts. Defence Logistics employs more than 1 500 people who support a stores, distribution and equipment repair network across 24 warehousing facilities and seven major equipment repair and maintenance workshops strategically located around Australia.

BAE Systems is a premier global defence, security and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 105,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' world-wide sales exceeded 18.5 billion (US $34.4 billion) in 2008.

BAE Systems Australia
Tenix Shipbuilding
Australian Shipbuilding Industries (ASI)

The BAE Maritime Business Unit designs, builds, integrates and supports maritime platforms and naval weapon systems and was the leading capability provider to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Operating from key locations in Melbourne, Fremantle, Sydney and Cairns, it was the prime contractor responsible for delivering Australias two largest ever warships, the 27,000 ton amphibious Landing Helicopter Dock warships. The Landing Helicopter Dock project involves the construction of two giant ships from 2010, with most of the work to be done in Spain and only some at BAE Williamstown. Key capabilities include demonstrated capability in building frigates for the Royal Australian and New Zealand navies, offshore patrol vessels, patrol boats, search and rescue, research vessels and tugs using two major shipyards at Williamstown in Victoria and Henderson in Western Australia.

BAE Systems designs, manufactures, and supports complex surface ships, submarines, torpedoes, radars, and command and combat systems. The company also provides ship repair, maintenance and upgrade services, and are a supplier of naval gun systems, as well as being a provider of commercial shipbuilding.

The last two of the RANs FFG Class frigates and the ten ANZAC Class frigates, under the ANZAC Ship program were built at Williamstown. BAE were also the prime contractor for the RANs Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) program that delivered two 27,000 tonne amphibious ships (based on the Spanish Navantia BPE Class). BAE were contracted to build hull blocks for each of the three Air Warfare Destroyers (total of 15 blocks) at the Williamstown shipyard.



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