Australian defense industry minister on Monday officially opened Lockheed Martin Australia’s new headquarters for Australia and New Zealand.
Dubbed “Lockheed Martin Australia House”, the new center is located in Canberra and will be home to Lockheed Martin’s local corporate and business development functions.
The new facility also houses the Lockheed Martin Endeavour Centre – a purpose-built facility designed to enhance opportunities for exploration and innovation with key partners.
“Over the next decade, the Australian government will invest a historic $200 billion in defense capabilities, creating unprecedented opportunities for our local defense industry,” minister Christopher Pyne said.
“Lockheed Martin Australia is playing a significant role in delivering the Turnbull government’s agenda; employing 860 people nationally, as well as contributing to a range of defense capabilities including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and the Future Submarine Program.”
“Notably, in January I announced this workforce would grow by 200 after Lockheed Martin Australia signed a Design, Build and Integration Contract worth around $700 million for the Future Submarine Program Combat System.”
Lockheed Martin Australia Chief Executive, Vince Di Pietro AM, CSC confirmed every facet of the facility and its technology backbone had been designed to enhance the experience for partners to engage, explore, test, conceptualise and problem solve through innovation and enterprise.
“The jewel in the crown of Lockheed Martin Australia House is the Endeavour Centre – purpose designed for customers, industry and academia to embark on partnerships of discovery and overcome any issues together,” Lockheed Martin Australia Chief Executive, Vince Di Pietro, said. “By harnessing the power of partnership, the Lockheed Martin Australia Endeavour Centre will play a key role in the pursuit of Australia’s future national security challenges and facilitate the development of sovereign capability.”