L3Harris Technologies has opened a new office in Adelaide to support Australian naval shipbuilding programs and strengthen the company’s collaboration with Defence South Australia (Defence SA).
The new office will act as a base for integrating and delivering L3Harris’ advanced Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) and Electronic Warfare System, which are being fitted to the 12 new Offshore Patrol Vessels.
“L3Harris’ decision to establish its presence at Mawson Lakes is another vote of confidence in our burgeoning defence sector, which continues to attract national and international defence giants,” said South Australian Premier Steven Marshall, who officially opened the office at Innovation House in Mawson Lakes’ Technology Park.
L3Harris was the first company to join the Defence and Space Landing Pad initiative, taking up residence at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide CBD in January 2019. The initiative, run by Defence SA, helps international companies capitalise on upcoming projects centred in the state, providing short-term office facilities, relationship-building opportunities, and an immediate connection to the co-located Defence Teaming Centre, which aims to help increase capability and competitiveness in global defence markets.
“L3Harris has extensive experience providing world-leading equipment and support services to the Royal Australian Navy,” said Rangesh Kasturi, President, Maritime International, L3Harris. “With South Australia positioned as a growing and thriving hub for defence business, it was an excellent opportunity for the business, as we grow our Australian footprint and expand our presence in the maritime domain in the region.”