Thales Australia has welcomed today’s announcement by Defence Minister Peter Dutton of a major boost to the development of Australia’s sovereign Hypersonic weapons capability.
The Australian Hypersonics Research Precinct unveiled by the Minister at Eagle Farm in Brisbane today will accelerate collaboration between Defence, industry, universities and international partners to advance Australian development of hypersonic technology.
Thales Australia is proud to be actively supporting the government’s innovation and national security objectives through our Collaborative Research and Development Program delivering Advanced Rocket Motor Technology.
CEO of Thales Australia, Chris Jenkins, said the ability of Australian industry to be innovative and adaptive would be critical to the delivery of the government’s ambition.
“Thales is proud to work with are range of SMEs including Southern Launch, Airspeed, Mincham and Mackay Defence, who will deliver specialised technology for the complex program including tooling and precision engineering, specialised polymeric insulation products, composite cases, as well as design and launch services.
“Thales Australia already works with more than 600 Australian small and medium enterprises and a large range of weapons systems Primes to ensure the ADF receives the locally manufactured munitions they need.
“We look forward to the expansion of the defence ecosystem at Eagle Farm, where Thales currently has around 150 highly skilled and experienced staff supporting ADF programs.”