A small business in Queanbeyan has developed a cutting-edge manufacturing system that doubles the production capacity of its printed circuit boards, positioning itself for further success in the global F-35 program.
Lintek produces circuit boards for phased array radar and electronic warfare systems, which forms part of the F-35 program. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price and Senator for NSW Jim Molan joined Lintek at their Queanbeyan site to announce the new capability.
Minister Price said Lintek’s enhanced capacity had increased their likelihood of winning further contracts in the F-35 global supply chain, and creating more jobs.
“This development is a terrific example of Australian defence industry’s ingenuity and commitment to enhancing our local aerospace manufacturing capability,” Minister Price said. “So far, 50 Australian companies have shared in almost $1.7 billion in the production of the F-35 program, employing over 2,400 Australian workers.”
Senator Molan said Lintek employs about 50 people at their manufacturing plant, and their potential for growth was an ‘exciting opportunity for local workers’.