Air Affairs Australia opens new defence facility in Nowra

26 March 2018 (Last Updated March 26th, 2018 12:25)

Defence supplier Air Affairs Australia has officially opened its new headquarters at Albatross Aviation Technology Park in Nowra, New South Wales, Australia.

Defence supplier Air Affairs Australia has officially opened its new headquarters at Albatross Aviation Technology Park in Nowra, New South Wales, Australia.

The new facility has been opened in Australia after the company quadrupled its workforce from 35 to 130 people over the past two years and increased turnover by five times.

Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne said: “Air Affairs Australia is a unique Nowra success story, which provides the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with cutting-edge, specialised aerial target systems, as well as a range of other support to ADF training and spares for ADF aircraft.

“The Turnbull Government is investing A$200bn in our defence capability over the next decade to ensure the ADF is equipped to succeed in our challenging strategic environment.”

“Using aerial target systems enables the ADF to undertake specialised training effectively and efficiently, using realistic scenarios that ensure our personnel have the skills needed to respond to any threats.”

Payne further said that the company is also responsible for providing the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with specialist Jet Air Support that would help strengthen fast jet air operations training through mission type scenarios.

Payne added: “The Turnbull Government is investing A$200bn in our defence capability over the next decade to ensure the ADF is equipped to succeed in our challenging strategic environment.”

The investment made by the government to boost the safety and security of Australia helps drive investment and job growth in large and small cities throughout the country, including the Nowra region.

Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis said that Air Affairs Australia currently exports its equipment across Asia, from Thailand to South Korea, and aims to enter new export markets.