Sikorsky Australia, a Lockheed Martin company, will close its Brisbane operations by 31 January 2020 and consolidate all activities to Nowra, adjacent to the Australian defence customer facility at HMAS Albatross.
In a statement, the company said this move will strengthen focus on the delivery of core defence business across its portfolio for the ADF, including the MH60 Romeo program.
This will impact the Brisbane workforce and Lockheed Martin Australia says it is committed to supporting employees through this consolidation process, including redeployment within Sikorsky Australia and the wider operations and programs of Lockheed Martin Australia.
“Lockheed Martin Australia is engaged in the integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains in every mainland state and territory,” Lockheed Martin Australia Interim Chief Executive, Scott Thompson, said.
“Our diverse programs form a critical backbone for Australia’s current and future defence capabilities including Rotary Wing Systems and sustainment, next generation pilot training, combat systems integration and surveillance across air, sea, land and space domains.
“We have significant opportunities for growth across all of our Australian business and we will continue to deliver exceptional program performance and leading innovation for Australia.”