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BAE Systems - Bronze Sponsor

BAE Systems is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor for SIA 2018.

At BAE Systems Australia, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. For 65 years we have searched for new ways to provide our customers in Australia with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of some 3,200 people at over 30 locations across Australia, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology. Our work helps keep Australia safe and contributes to creating a more prosperous and innovative nation.

BAE Systems Australia has been a sovereign capability provider to the RAN and Submarine Enterprise for over 30 years across both Combat Systems and Platform Subsystems.


We have experience in implementing comprehensive and effective Transfer of Technology programs for defence systems and equipment with Original Equipment Manufacturers resident outside of Australia. We have Submarine domain experience, knowledge and pedigree in the following:

·        Visual Systems (including in-house manufacture of optical, mechanical and electrical/electronic spares)

·        ESM Systems

·        Propulsion Control

·        Weapons & Lighting Panels

·        VLF/LF Comms

·        Generator Rectifiers

·        Transducers & Degaussing System

·        Weapon Launch System

·        Diving & Safety and Propulsion Control Consoles

·        Power Conversion Systems


More broadly, BAE Systems Australia has extensive capabilities in Acquisition, Production and Sustainment, many of which are utilised under existing Collins Sustainment activities. With an added advantage of having global reach back to BAE Systems UK Submarine business, our capabilities include:

·           Program Management

·           Engineering and Systems Integration (broad skillset across full lifecycle)

·           Product Safety

·           High precision manufacturing

·           Assembly, integration and Test

·           Sustainment (ILS, Obsolescence, life cycle cost etc.)

·           Training and Training Systems

·           Transfer of Technology

·           Qualified Australian Supply Chain (>1500 suppliers and growing)

·           Accreditations (Quality ISO9001, Security; Cyber, Facility, Personnel, Export Controls etc.)


Looking to the future, we will continue to support the RAN by delivering critical in service sustainment activities to the Collins Class Submarines, ensuring the boats are operationally ready and sustainable.  This includes leading the Collins Life of Type Extension Visual Systems activities; Our Visual Systems Roadmap extends beyond the 2040s and brings innovation, new technology and multiple synergies which can be leveraged across the Future Submarine Program. Our goal is to minimise total cost of ownership whilst maintaining regional superiority and relevance.


As an enduring sovereign capability partner to the Submarine Enterprise, our capabilities and experience are also being offered to the Future Submarine across both Platform Systems and Combat Systems.

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