As the nation’s centre of systems engineering, systems integration and defence electronics, South Australia has a proven track record of solving complex problems.
The state is a growing centre for defence-related cyber security. The Defence Science and Technology Group’s
Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division is headquartered in Adelaide at the group’s facility in the Edinburgh Defence Precinct.
RAAF’s cyber security squadron, Number 462 Squadron, is based at RAAF Base Edinburgh, also within the precinct. No. 462 Squadron sits within the Information Warfare Wing of RAAF's Aerospace Operational Support Group.
South Australian companies specialising in cyber security include
CSC Pty Ltd and Ebor Computing. Our universities also encompass cyber security in their teaching and research programs. This includes Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute Asia-Pacific, headquartered in Adelaide, which works to continually improve software-intensive systems.
Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC) brings together researchers and industry to provide big data capability, which has the potential to make the nation safer and more secure.
For further information please direct all enquiries to Reg Carruthers, Director, Aerospace at Defence SA. Tel: +61 8 8226 5027 or
r eg.carruthers @defencesa.com
Land Combat Vehicle System Program
The South Australian Government is committed to supporting local industry to win supply chain work as part of the Australian Army's LAND 400 – Land Combat Vehicle System program.
Air Warfare Destroyers
The $9.1 billion Air Warfare Destroyer project is being delivered in Adelaide at Techport Australia by the AWD Alliance, made up of the Australian Government through the Department of Defence, lead shipbuilder ASC Pty Ltd, and mission systems integrator Raytheon Australia.
Jindalee Operational Radar Network
The Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) is a multi-billion dollar investment in three over-the-horizon radar systems that use the ionosphere to monitor air and sea movements across at least 37,000 square kilometres.
Systems and cyber industry
South Australia is home to a diverse and highly skilled industry base of prime contractors and small-to-medium enterprises delivering solutions in systems and cyber for major defence projects.
Triton Unmanned Aircraft System
Adelaide will be the centre of Australia’s new unmanned aerial vehicle fleet, complementing the nation’s new fleet of P-8A Poseidon aircraft for maritime surveillance, also to be based at RAAF Base Edinburgh.
Collins Class Submarines
ASC built Australia’s fleet of Collins class submarines in Adelaide between 1990 and 2003, and now provides design enhancements, maintenance and through-life support of the six-vessel fleet from its Techport Australia facility.
Techport Australia is the confirmed build location for the Future Submarine program. The largest Defence procurement in the nation’s history, the program is an investment of more than $50 billion in Australia’s security.
Techport Australia is the confirmed build location of the Future Frigate program, a fleet of nine vessels to replace the in-service ANZAC class frigates.
Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre
Established in July 2014, the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC) is a collaboration of researchers and industry to provide big data capability.