South Australia is a national hub for defence industries and shares France’s long history of naval shipbuilding and submarine sustainment.
Our world-class facility at Osborne Naval Shipyard is the confirmed location for Australia’s next generation Future Submarines, to be delivered by Naval Group, and we also have Offshore Patrol Vessels and Future Frigates on our forward continuous build program.
We’re a centre for systems engineering, systems integration and defence electronics, including cyber security, and our large skilled workforce has a track record in delivering the most complex systems integration projects in Australia.
We have a dynamic aerospace sector, underpinned by advanced manufacturing and electronics industries, making us a leader in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare.
We have Australia’s leading manufacturing and support hub for armoured fighting vehicles and South Australia’s defence industry will play a pivotal role in the Army’s Land Combat Vehicle System program, LAND 400.
Our deep industrial capability is rapidly growing into a space innovation ecosystem that is well placed to lead future space industry development in Australia.
We are home to the new Defence Landing Pad which is located in Adelaide’s innovation neighbourhood, Lot Fourteen, and provides a home to international companies wishing to establish in South Australia to explore business opportunities in our defence and space sectors.