Defence leader establishes South Australian presence

02 Mar 2023
A leading European defence company has made its move to South Australia following support from the Office of the Agent General in London and the Defence and Space Landing Pad.
MBDA has taken up residence at the Defence and Space Landing Pad at Lot Fourteen, a one-stop-shop that supports the relocation of international companies to South Australia.
A world-leader in the field of guided weapons and missile systems, establishing a local presence in South Australia is part of MBDA’s commitment to supporting Australia’s development of sovereign guided weapons capabilities.
The company’s South Australian presence will act as a focal point for MBDA’s engagement with Australian industry in support of the Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) Enterprise for Defence.
“This new local presence in South Australia is an exciting step for MBDA supporting the growth and sustainment of Australia’s GWEO industrial capability,” said MBDA Group Business Development Director Paul Mead.
“We look forward to engagement across Australian government and industry on co-development of future weapon systems, and delivery of increased sovereign capability, manufacture and support of guided weapons.”
MBDA has a long history of involvement in Australian defence projects, having supported the Advanced Short-Range Air to Air Missile (ASRAAM) program for the Royal Australian Air Force.
MBDA joins a high calibre list of companies that have accessed the Defence and Space Landing Pad to help secure a foothold in the Australian defence industry, which includes L3 Harris, Bureau Veritas and Saber Astronautics.