Boeing Defence Australia signs new RAAF contract

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Boeing Defence Australia has inked a long-term, multi-million contract with Defence that will support 40 new jobs in South Australia.

Under the six-year contract, the company will provide maintenance and support services for the Royal Australian Air Force’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft at RAAF Base Edinburgh to deliver cutting-edge surveillance and response capabilities.

Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price said the initial $300 million contract provides a highly experienced maintenance, engineering and logistics workforce to Defence, as well the essential Australian industry capacity necessary to operate and maintain these advanced aircraft and their systems.

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“This will grow the workforce to over 160 from Boeing and their sub-contracted personnel from Airbus Australia Pacific, delivering vital services to the P-8A capability,” the Minister said. 

“Our Australian workforce is vital to the continued sustainment and upgrades which are critical to the Poseidon’s capabilities.”

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