Jul 31, 2018

Australian companies awarded development funding for innovative defence technology

The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne have congratulated Chemring Australia and Quickstep Holdings Ltd on securing funding for product development and cost reduction initiatives for F-35 Lightning II countermeasure flares.

Chemring Australia, a leading pyrotechnic and countermeasures developer, manufacturer and supplier, has announced it will expand its highly advanced Lara facility in Victoria to design, test and manufacture F-35 countermeasures.

Quickstep, the largest independent aerospace-grade advanced composite manufacturer in Australia, will develop and commission new advanced manufacturing technology at its facility in Bankstown, New South Wales, to supply countermeasure housings to Chemring.

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