Electronic sustainment centre coming to Western Sydney

Monday, 15 May, 2017


Global security company Northrop Grumman is making a $50 million investment in the development of an advanced defence electronics maintenance and sustainment centre for Western Sydney. The centre will be located at the Badgerys Creek precinct, where Northrop Grumman will be the anchor tenant for an advanced aerospace and defence industries precinct.

Northrop Grumman believes that the coming decades will see Australia requiring defence solutions that are more sophisticated and increasingly reliant on complex electronic systems. The company’s Electronic Sustainment Centre of Excellence (ESCE) seeks to support this effort and sustain mission-readiness capabilities within the Commonwealth.

“Northrop Grumman is deeply committed to Australia,” said the company’s chief executive, Ian Irving. “This investment in a new centre of excellence is the next step in our partnership with the Australian Defence Force, helping to ensure regional security and mission success. We are excited to enable the Commonwealth to sustain these next-generation capabilities locally.”

The centre will support advanced electronics such as communications equipment, electronic warfare equipment and targeting pods. Northrop Grumman will help to sustain the advanced capabilities of the ADF in the country by bringing together highly skilled technicians, engineers and other professionals whose work will be further supported by the company’s technology and software expertise.

“Northrop Grumman’s solid understanding of the maintenance and sustainment needs of the ADF is a result of decades of logistics know-how and successful partnerships on multiple programs,” Irving said. “Our extensive engineering and systems design capabilities uniquely position us to provide a comprehensive, full life-cycle approach to manned and autonomous platform and system management for the country.”

Image courtesy Northrop Grumman.

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