Boeing opens site for Currawong testing

Boeing Defence Australia opened its Assembly and Test facility at Wacol, Queensland, on October 28.

The Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, opened the manufacturing and testing facility, which will be used for the assembly and testing of the Integrated Battlefield Telecommunication Network. The Network will be designed and produced by Boeing in Australia.

“This facility is a further demonstration that major companies are seeing the opportunities and making significant investments in Australia’s defence industry,” said Price.

“I congratulate Defence and Boeing for delivering world leading technology that is agile in meeting war fighting requirements, ahead of schedule.”

The Integrated Battlefield Telecommunications Network forms part of the LAND 2072 Phase 2B – Project CURRAWONG.

“I’m encouraged to see Boeing employ 210 people here in Brisbane and work with more than 200 small businesses in the production and supply of components,” said Price.