Capability Plus is Raytheon Australia’s industry leading small and medium enterprise (SME) engagement program.
An industry leading program designed to be tailored to SMEs needs, Capability Plus will bolster local industry to deliver on the Australian Government’s objectives to establish enduring, sovereign capability.
In a practical sense, it is all about creating new and easier pathways for SMEs to do even more work with Defence.
Raytheon Australia will provide a broad combination of mentoring, training, skills transfer and other forms of support that will be developed in partnership with the SMEs. Focusing on what will be most helpful to them in improving their capability and competitiveness both here in Australia, and potentially on the world stage.
The Capability Plus program will cultivate long-term partnerships between Raytheon Australia and local SMEs, to strengthen and grow local organisations such that they are able to support the nation’s defence objectives to develop greater supply chain resilience and self-reliance.
Raytheon Australia will work with these SMEs to provide support opportunities in a number of areas including:
engineering and program management training;
quality and ISO certification mentorship;
cyber security support; and
global trade knowledge transfer (including access to Raytheon Technologies’ global supply chain program).
In its first year, 12 SMEs from across Australia have been selected as participants of the program:
Coherics is an Australian veteran-owned company aiming to deliver world class training systems and solutions.
Agent Oriented Software (AOS) is a software and robotics company specialising in autonomous and intelligent systems.
Brisbane-based Frontline Manufacturing is one of the nation’s leading full-service metal fabricators.
Willyama Services is a 100% Indigenous Aboriginal and veteran owned business providing a range of cyber security and IT services.
Preparing Australia’s warfighters to operate successfully in complex combat environments through training - in simulated yet realistic scenarios - is the focus of PLEXSYS Australia.
REDARC has the capability to conceptualise, prototype, test manufacture and customise to suit any specific requirement.
Calytrix Technologies is an Australian company specialising in the integration of training, simulation and engineering capabilities.
Jenkins Engineering Defence Systems (JEDS)
JEDS specialises in electronic warfare, radar and communications electronics.
HEO Robotics makes use of existing satellites to provide monitoring services for “satellite owners”.