Invested in Australia
20 Years of building Sovereign Defence Capability
From our humble beginnings 20 years ago, Raytheon Australia is the product of two decades of investment, experience and commitment delivered in Australia by Australians.
Stay tuned over the next few weeks and watch how Raytheon Australia’s continued investment in Australia is delivering sovereign capability for Defence.
Invested in Smart Sustainment
Over the past 20 years, Raytheon Australia has redefined how the defence industry maintains and extends the life of critical capabilities. It has constructed the processes, tools and expertise necessary to develop a holistic, systems engineering approach to sustainment, resulting in increased capability and availability while reducing life-cycle costs.
Since 1999, we have provided aircraft maintenance support services to the Australian Defence Force. Beginning with the Aircraft Research and Development Unit contract in 1999, and then successfully winning the follow-on competitive tender for the Aerospace Operational Support Group contract in 2009. We successfully delivered two decades of aircraft maintenance, armament support, and electrical and mechanical component manufacture. In the last 10 years alone, we supported over 5,000 sorties, totalling 7,000 flying hours, as well as the design, development, manufacture and delivery of 559 mechanical and electrical manufacturing tasks.
More recently, under the JP 2008 Wideband Support Services Program — a multi-phase satellite communications project — Raytheon Australia is delivering integrated whole-of-life sustainment services worldwide to the Department of Defence’s strategic wideband satellite communications ground infrastructure.
Raytheon Australia’s continued investment in smart sustainment is delivering sovereign capability for Defence.
Invested in Leadership
High quality, effective leadership is a key aspect of Raytheon Australia’s success.
Over the past two decades, through continuously investing in the leadership development of our people we have created a unique workforce and expertise that sets Raytheon Australia apart from its competitors.
The Raytheon Australia Leadership Continuum program consists of three core elements – the Frontline Leadership Program, the Management Excellence Program and the Business Leadership Program. Over 700 employees have taken part in the continuum since 2010 when the program began, creating a pipeline of talented leaders at every level of the organisation.
Beyond investing in our own leaders, Raytheon Australia also invites our SMEs to participate in elements of this unique leadership program.
The outstanding nature of our leadership program saw Raytheon Australia Managing Director Michael Ward being honoured with the Australian Human Resources Champion (CEO) of the Year at the 2019 Australian HR Awards in recognition, in part, because of our unique and original program.
Raytheon Australia’s continued investment in leadership is delivering sovereign capability for Defence.
Invested in Combat System Integration
In 2007, Raytheon Australia and its Alliance partners, the Commonwealth of Australia and ASC signed the Air Warfare Destroyers Phase III contract signalling the start of the build for three Hobart Class guided missile destroyer ships. One of the biggest Australian defence acquisition projects ever; these formidable ships provide air defence for accompanying ships, land forces and infrastructure in proximate coastal areas and for self-protection against attacking missiles and aircraft.
Raytheon Australia designed, integrated and delivered the most advanced and complex combat system in our nation’s history. This included the integration of 10 major subsystems, including the USN supplied Aegis Weapon System, the Australian Tactical Interface and a range of sensor and weapon systems, with the associated delivery of more than 3,500 major pieces of combat system equipment.
The AWD combat system integration activities represent some of the most advanced engineering accomplishments ever undertaken in Australia and played a significant part of making the Hobart Class DDGs the most capable warships ever operated by the RAN.
Raytheon Australia’s continued investment in combat system integration is delivering sovereign capability for Defence.
Invested in Submarine Capability
With a partnership spanning two decades, Raytheon Australia has established itself as a trusted partner to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) as the Collins Class Submarine Combat System Integrator.
Our enduring partnership began in 2000, when Raytheon Australia joined with the RAN, Department of Defence, and United States Navy to provide significant advancements through the Combat System Augmentation Program, including an upgrade to the weapons control system, and enhancements to the communications and tactical data handling systems.
Following our successful contribution to the Combat System Augmentation Program, we were selected as the Combat System Integrator for the Collins Replacement Combat System program in 2003.
Throughout our history on the Collins program, we have formed partnerships built on trust and proven performance. Our team of highly skilled engineers and technicians remain engaged across various levels of the Collins program; constantly developing the RAN’s assets and delivering on our commitments to the customer.
Raytheon Australia’s continued investment in submarine capability is creating sovereign capability for Defence.
Invested in Australian Industry Capability
Raytheon Australia understands the vital role that Australian industry including small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play in the nation’s defence programs and we have partnered with thousands of local businesses over the past 20 years.
We are committed to maximising Australian Industry Capability and global supply chain opportunities for Australian industry and SMEs. In the past five years we have invested approximately $1.3 billion in Australian industry, creating jobs across 1,100 Australian businesses.
Thomas Global Systems, a local SME with whom we have worked for five years, has supported us on the Collins Class submarines and is now a member of our team should we be successful in our bid for LAND 129 Ph 3.
Partnerships with local businesses include our support of export opportunities, enabling $394 million in export contracts for Australian suppliers through Raytheon Technologies’ global supply chain. Our partnership with L3 Micreo, with whom we have collaborated for over 10 years, has provided the business with 70 contracts valued at over $153 million.
Raytheon Australia’s continued investment in Australian Industry Capability is delivering sovereign capability for Defence.
Invested in Battlefield Communication
Introduced into service in 2012, Raytheon Australia’s Enhanced Position Location Reporting System (EPLRS) extended frequency radio delivers the Australian Army a battlefield communication capability that assures command and control superiority.
As part of a suite of solutions designed to modernise the Australian Army, we delivered a situationally aware radio network, providing the backbone of Army’s vehicle mounted data network.
Through EPLRS, Raytheon Australia allows the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to leverage extensive on-the-move networking capabilities, guaranteeing speed of service in time-critical situations and enabling tactical teams to make quicker, and more accurate decisions in the battlefield.
With more than 16,000 radios fielded internationally, EPLRS provides the largest integrated tactical data network for highly mobile defence forces.
Our team of highly skilled professionals continue to support the ADF through the provision of integrated sustainment services to continuously assure Army’s tactical communications capability now and into the future.
Raytheon Australia’s continued investment in battlefield communication is delivering sovereign capability for Defence.
Invested in STEM
The commencement of Raytheon Australia’s partnership with Questacon was our first major investment in the ongoing support and encouragement for young Australians to undertake careers in STEM-related fields.
Recognising the importance of investing in the education of Australia’s youth, Raytheon Australia has led numerous transformational STEM and educational initiatives over the last 20 years. We have a commitment to inspiring the next generation to become the innovators of tomorrow, by providing support for the development of numerous STEM career pathways.
Our partnership with Questacon spanned more than a decade and involved sponsorship of the Imagination Factory travelling exhibition, investment in Questacon’s Schmidt digital studio and support for the Engineering is Elementary pilot program.
Since then, our dedication to encourage the next generation of STEM professionals is strengthened through our partnerships with Playford International College, the Australian Youth Aerospace Association, the Australian Academy of Science, and Exmouth High School.
Raytheon Australia’s continued investment in STEM is delivering sovereign capability for Defence.
Invested in the Shoalhaven
Raytheon Australia’s history and growth are intimately linked to our longstanding presence in the Shoalhaven, NSW. Starting in 1999, with a workforce of 10 employees to provide logistics and engineering support to the Navy Aviation Systems Program Office on HMAS Albatross, the company’s local footprint and commitment to the local community have grown significantly.
The award of the Electronic Warfare Training Services contract in 2001 marked the increase of our workforce in the Shoalhaven and a long history of contract execution success.
Now, the Joint Adversarial Training & Testing Services (JATTS) program provides jobs for 100 people in the region, who are delivering airborne electronic warfare, aerial opposing force, aerial targets, and training and testing services to the Australian Defence Force.
Looking to the future, Raytheon Australia intends to further strengthen its relationship with local small and medium enterprises on opportunities like the Australian Army’s LAND 129 Phase 3 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System.
Raytheon Australia’s continued investment in the Shoalhaven is delivering sovereign capability for Defence.