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Australia to be part of global weapons industry

SUPPORTING AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE INDUSTRY TO ENTER GLOBAL MARKETS Australian Government  Department of Defence The Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, Greg Combet, today welcomed the establishment of Raytheon Australia’s Industry Development Unit (IDU). “Raytheon’s IDU will implement the Australian Industry Capability (AIC) Deed that was signed between Defence and the company on 1 July 2009,” said Mr Combet.

“This new unit will facilitate opportunities for Australian industry to become part of Raytheon’s global supply chain.”…………………
“The Government’s global supply chain initiative under the AIC Program uses the leverage of our major equipment acquisitions to extend the opportunities for Australian companies to access the international market place,” Mr Combet said.

“Raytheon internationally is a leading high technology company with markets world wide, and the potential benefits for competitive Australian companies to become part of its global supply chain are enormous” Mr Combet said.

Defence and Raytheon Australia will brief Australian industry on the initiative later this year.

The Hon. Greg Combet AM MP, Department of Defence

October 19, 2009 - Posted by | 1, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, weapons and war | , , , ,

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