Ten local businesses have been selected to participate in Raytheon Australia’s recently launched industry engagement program.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price welcomed the Raytheon initiative, which offers the selected businesses an 'invaluable opportunity' to partner with Raytheon Australia to grow their businesses and support delivery of capability.
“Raytheon’s Capability Plus program will support local businesses to improve their competitiveness to win defence work here and overseas,” Minister Price said. “It will support their long-term sustainability and our goal of building supply chain resilience and self-reliance."
Minister Price congratulated the Australian businesses selected for the inaugural Capability Plus program: AOS Group, archTIS, Calytrix, Coherics, Daronmont, JEDS, Plexsys, Redarc, Silentium, and Willyama.
"Programs like Capability Plus are a great example of how large defence contractors can provide pathways for smaller Australian businesses to improve capability and competitiveness through opening opportunities, mentoring and training," Minister Price said.
The tailored program will support the local enterprises in leadership, engineering, project management, cyber security and quality and ISO certification. It will also create pathways for local businesses to access Raytheon Technologies’ global supply chain.