RUAG Australia wins Defence grant to boost export capability

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Image credit: ruag.com.au

RUAG Australia has secured a $150,000 grant from Defence to boost its export capability for a global market.

The Melbourne-based company, which makes key parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet, will use the Defence Global Competitiveness Grant to digitise manufacturing planning and scheduling functions, expanding its capacity to export aerospace components.

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Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said RUAG Australia was ‘one of the latest’ grant recipients from a program designed to build a stronger and globally competitive Australian defence industry.

“Over 26 Australian small businesses have benefited from an investment worth over $3.4 million through this grants program so far,” the Minister said.

Federal Member for Aston Alan Tudge added:

“RUAG is just another example of the amazing manufacturers that we have here in Knox.”

“We are working to help RUAG Australia achieve further success as a supplier of key components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.”

“RUAG Australia is an international success story. They are delivering both jobs and advanced manufacturing to service a global market,” said Mr. Tudge.

Image credit: ruag.com.au
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