Raytheon Australia launches state-of-the-art collaboration hub in Queensland

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Raytheon Australia, a subsidiary of RTX (NYSE: RTX), has inaugurated its cutting-edge Centre for Collaboration in southeast Queensland, marking a significant milestone in the company’s 25-year investment journey in Australia.

Minister for Defence Industry Pat Conroy officially opened the centre, underscoring its role in fostering enhanced collaboration between the defence industry and the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the company said in a news release.

Situated in Cannon Hill, the Centre for Collaboration complements Raytheon Australia’s existing network of purpose-built, secure facilities across the country, including the Centre for Joint Integration in Adelaide, the Centre for Engineering in Sydney, and the Customer Engagement Centre in Canberra.

Designed as a central hub for electronic warfare, air traffic management, ground-based air defence, and integrated logistics, the new facility aims to facilitate seamless collaboration with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and Defence.

Michael Ward, managing director of Raytheon Australia, emphasised the importance of industry collaboration in today’s landscape.

“With 25 years’ experience supporting Australia’s Defence eco-system, we know how important it is for all parties to work together to support our national Defence,” Ward stated.

“The Centre for Collaboration enables our highly skilled workforce to work side-by-side with the ADF and our local industry partners to deliver tailored, world-leading capability for those in uniform that suits their requirements and Australia’s unique conditions,” he added.

In addition to facilitating collaboration, the Centre for Collaboration will actively support Raytheon Australia’s Capability Plus program, aimed at upskilling SMEs to enhance their capability to engage with Defence.

The centre also represents a strategic investment in the growth of Australia’s industrial base.

“The Centre will also allow us to support and grow Defence industry employment in the long-term, through the offering of professional development and early career investment for our world-class team,” Ward remarked.

Spanning four levels and covering 7,800 square metres, the Centre for Collaboration features state-of-the-art software integration laboratories, technical workshops, training rooms, integration spaces, and flexible office accommodation.

It will serve as a hub for Raytheon Australia’s Brisbane-based employees, including an expanding graduate cohort, as well as for uniformed and Defence personnel.

Raytheon Australia, established in 1999, has been a steadfast capability partner for Australia’s Defence, delivering comprehensive solutions across domains such