BAE Systems



BAE Systems is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor for SIA2020.


At BAE Systems Australia, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. For more than 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 4,000 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 Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and submarine enterprise for more than 30 years across both combat systems and platform subsystems, spanning systems such as Periscope systems (upkeep, update, upgrade and training systems), propulsion control, power conversion systems, weapons/lighting panels and many others.


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. 


More broadly, BAE Systems Australia has extensive capabilities in acquisition, production and sustainment, many of which are utilised under existing Collins-class 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 (including ILS, obsolescence, life cycle cost)

·           Training and training systems

·           Transfer of technology

·           Extensive Australian Supply Chain (>1600 suppliers and growing)

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


Looking to the future, BAE Systems will continue to support the RAN by delivering critical upkeep, update and upgrade activities to the Collins-class submarines, ensuring the boats are operationally available and capable, extending to the Collins Life of Type Extension (LOTE).


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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