Boeing Defence Australia

Boeing Defence Australia

Building the future of defence together

Since 1927, Boeing and its heritage companies have been part of the fabric of Australia’s aerospace industry. Today, Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) is integral to regional and global defence programs, working alongside customers to develop best-for-capability defence solutions.

Our 27 contracts spanning air, land, sea and space domains are supported at sites across Australia and New Zealand, including RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland; RAAF Base Williamtown and HMAS Albatross in New South Wales; RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia; and Royal New Zealand Air Force Base in Ohakea.

The dedication, determination and performance of our people, in partnership with our extensive Australian industry supply chain, has firmly established BDA as the partner of choice for some of Defence’s most challenging and complex sustainment and development programs.

As one of The Boeing Company’s largest footprints outside of the United States, BDA also taps into the resources, skills and experience of the world’s largest aerospace company to further build Australian sovereign capability.

Our markets

Sustainment and training

In partnership with the ADF and the Commonwealth, BDA provides aircraft maintenance and upgrades, component maintenance solutions, technical support, mission-critical infrastructure support and training on some of the most capable surveillance, command, control, and combat platforms in the world.

Our sustainment and training services span Boeing and non-Boeing platforms including the E-7A Wedgetail, P-8A Poseidon, F/A-18F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler, CH-47F Chinook, C-17A Globemaster and the Airbus EC-135 as part of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System. In all, the company supports fleet reliability, availability and capability for more than 50% of the ADF’s aircraft types.

Networks and communications

BDA has decades of experience in the development and integration of complex defence communications systems and infrastructure. From the Defence High Frequency Communications System and Wakulda air battlespace management system to the Currawong Battlespace Communications System, we have demonstrated ability in advancing and enhancing the nation’s critical defence networks and communications systems to meet evolving operational needs and keep pace with emerging technology.

Mission systems

Through its pioneering work on the E-7A Wedgetail, P-8A Poseidon and Currawong Battlespace Communications System, BDA has developed a strong reputation for world-leading design, development and sustainment of integrated tactical and strategic mission systems.

Our programs and platforms

·       C-17A Globemaster III

·       F/A-18F Super Hornet

·       EA-18G Growler

·       E-7A ‘Wedgetail’

·       CH47-F Chinook

·       P-8A Poseidon

·       Helicopter Aircrew Training System

·       Currawong Battlespace Communications System

·       Wakulda air battlespace management system

·       MQ-28 Ghost Bat

·       AH-64E Apache

Our supply chain

A strong and capable supply chain is critical to BDA’s ability to deliver agile and innovative solutions to our customers. As part of our commitment to building sovereign defence capability, BDA spends more than $200m annually with around 640 Australian suppliers, many of which are small-to-medium enterprises. Our supply chain is managed by a dedicated team focused on engaging with Australian suppliers, maximising Australian Industry Capability and promoting local enterprises to Boeing’s global supply chain. For more information, contact

Media Contacts

Boeing Defence Australia
123 Albert Street
Brisbane Qld 4000

GPO Box 767
Brisbane Qld 4001
Ph: 07 3306 3000

Email: Melanie de Git