BAE Systems Australia secures $5.3m contract extension with Defence

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BAE Systems Australia has inked a $5.3 million contract with Defence to continue to provide technical support to the Army’s Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) fleet until 2023.

In making the announcement, Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price said the contract extension will secure continued employment for 20 Adelaide staff at BAE Systems Australia’s Edinburgh site, in Adelaide’s north.

“This engineering services contract ensures the operation of the APC fleet for several more years until its replacement is provided under the LAND 400 Phase 3 – Land Combat Vehicle System project,” Minister Price said in a statement.

“The contract extension with BAE Systems Australia represents continued investment and confidence in the highly technical and experienced Australian workforce.”

“It is also recognition of the company’s highly valued expertise in supporting the APC vehicles over many years.”

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