Boeing Defence Australia wins $170m contract from Defence

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Boeing Defence Australia has secured a $170 million contract from Defence to continue supporting RAAF’s Vigilare air-defence command-and-control system.

The technology, which is being renamed “Wakulda”, combines information in near real-time from a wide range of platforms, sensors, tactical data links and intelligence networks to deliver tactical and strategic surveillance operations and battlespace management in the air and joint domains.

It will be operated by the Royal Australian Air Force at RAAF Base Williamtown in New South Wales and RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia over the next 10 years.

Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price said the partnership between Boeing Defence Australia and Defence will create more highly-skilled jobs in Brisbane, Adelaide and Williamtown.

“Over the period of the new agreement, an average of 15 additional expert engineering positions will be established within Boeing Defence Australia in Brisbane, Adelaide and Williamtown,” Minister Price said.

“The Morrison Government is investing $200 billion in a record build-up of Australia’s defence capability, and our policy settings are ensuring this investment is continuing to create long-term defence industry jobs.”

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