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Lockheed Martin Australia to open research and development center in Melbourne

 

 

 

 

 

The Australian Minister for Defense Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today welcomed Lockheed Martin investing AUD $13million over the next three years in a new research and development center in Melbourne, Australia to complement its centers based in the United States.

The Science Technology Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory (STELaR Lab) will be the first multi-disciplinary facility to be established by Lockheed Martin outside of the United States.

“I welcome the opportunities that the Lockheed Martin’s STELaR Lab will deliver for Australian industry, particularly in providing opportunities in advancing cutting-edge technologies”, Mr Pyne said.

“This will be the first center of its type outside the US and will provide collaborative research opportunities with the Defense Science and Technology Group in the Australian Department of Defense, as well as universities and innovative small-and-medium enterprises”.

“The 2016 Defense Industry Policy Statement outlined Government’s commitment to building and harnessing the innovation potential of Australia’s defense industry, and outlined a series of initiatives to support this.”

“Later this year, the Turnbull Government will launch the new Defense Innovation Hub, which brings together existing Defense innovation programs to deliver a streamlined and agile approach to innovation.

“Together with the Next Generation Technology Fund, Government is investing more than $1.3 billion over the decade to build the innovation capabilities of Australian industry, academia and research institutions and to deliver innovative solutions for Defense capability.”

The Center will have the ability to assess and test new technologies in areas such as hypersonics, autonomy, robotics and command, control, computer, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

About Lockheed Martin Australia

Headquartered in Canberra, Lockheed Martin Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. based Lockheed Martin Corporation. The company employs more than 1,000 people in Australia and New Zealand working on a wide range of major programs spanning the aerospace, defense and civil sectors.

{Source: Government of Australia/Ministry of Defense-Media Relations}
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