Building the future of defence together

For more than 90 years, Boeing and its heritage companies have been part of the fabric of Australia’s aerospace industry. Today, Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) is integral to the region's defence industry, working alongside the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Commonwealth of Australia to develop best-for-capability defence solutions.

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 The Boeing Company’s largest footprint 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, F/A-18 Classic Hornet, CH-47 Chinook, C-17 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 battle 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

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 $400m annually with around 675 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 bdasupplychain@boeing.com