Boeing Defence Australia (BDA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company within the Boeing Defense, Space & Security business unit, is one of Australia’s leading aerospace enterprises.
BDA has been an integral part of the region's defence industry and the partner of choice for some of Australia's largest and most complex defence projects.
The company’s 2000 employees at 14 Australian sites and three international locations bring the ‘Best of Boeing’ products and services into the Australian market to provide a range of valued, through-life service solutions to its customers.
BDA’s strength lies in its world-class, innovative solutions for the support, maintenance, modification and upgrade of Boeing and non-Boeing aircraft; military aircrew training design and delivery; and the design, development and support of Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions.
BDA is organised into three divisions:
Command, Control, Communications & Information (C3I) Solutions
C3I Solutions manages BDA’s complex, large-scale development programs throughout design and development. By centralising these programs during the critical acquisition and ramp-up phases, they benefit from coordination and focused resources from across the company to improve development execution and drive cost savings.
Key C3I Solutions programs include:
LAND 2072 Phase 2B Battlespace Communications System
BDA is supporting the Australian Defence Force’s goal of a modern, networked Army by providing an enhanced, integrated battlespace communication system to deployed Australian land forces. The solution will provide commanders with an increased level of situational awareness, command and control, and information sharing capability in theatre. Learn more about the system here.
Helicopter Aircrew Training System
Under this 25-year contract, BDA will deliver to the Australian Defence Force a modern helicopter training system that will support the next generation of Army and Navy aircrew transitioning to Australia’s future combat helicopters.
Integrated Services & Support
Integrated Services & Support (IS&S) delivers world-class through-life sustainment support solutions for military platforms and complex communication systems in order to maximise operational readiness while reducing the cost of ownership. Services include aircraft maintenance and upgrades; component maintenance solutions; technical support; mission-critical infrastructure support to Defence customers; and training systems and services for Australian government, Defence and commercial customers.
Projects and/or key capabilities include:
Army Aviation Training & Training Support
BDA delivers helicopter pilot, aircrew and technician training, and Black Hawk and Kiowa helicopter maintenance for the Australian Army.
F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet Deeper Maintenance
BDA conducts deeper-level maintenance activities on the RAAF’s fleet of F/A-18 Classic Hornet aircraft from RAAF Base Williamtown in New South Wales.
F/A-18F Super Hornet Sustainment
Under this contract, BDA manages various aspects of the Super Hornet weapons system including engineering, logistics, maintenance, operations support and capability upgrades.
CH-47 Delivery and Operational Maintenance Support
BDA provides field service, flying instruction, ground technical training, spares and repairs, and other logistics support to the Australian Army’s fleet of 10 CH-47F Chinooks based at RAAF Base Townsville.
P-8A Interim Sustainment Support & Training System Support
Under the P-8A Interim Sustainment Support Contract, BDA is providing local sustainment support for the P-8A weapon system, including project and performance management, engineering support, maintenance support, and supply chain services. BDA is also providing in-country support to Boeing’s Training Systems and Government Systems division for the installation and initial support of the P-8A Poseidon training devices being delivered as part of the Project Air 7000 Phase 2B, the Royal Australian Air Force program to acquire eight P-8A Poseidon aircraft
Wedgetail Deeper Maintenance
BDA delivers routine regular deeper-level maintenance on the RAAF’s fleet of six E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft at RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland.
Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance
The ISR division is structured to enhance and sustain all Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) capability to the highest of standards in partnership with the Australian Government, Turkish Air Force, Korean Air Force and The Boeing Company. The ISR division is focused on leveraging synergies across the Wedgetail programs and partnering closely with our customer and Boeing’s Airborne Surveillance Command and Control (ASC2) organisation in Boeing Defense, Space & Security.
Projects and/or key capabilities include:
Wedgetail In-Service Support
The Wedgetail In-Service Support contract covers the sustainment of the Royal Australian Air Force’s E-7A Wedgetail fleet, including engineering and maintenance support, repairs, spare parts and aircrew and maintenance training until at least 2020.
AIR5077 Phase 5A
AIR 5077 Phase 5A is the Commonwealth of Australia’s first major upgrade program for the 737 Wedgetail AEW&C capability. BDA has been contracted to develop the upgrades in partnership with The Boeing Company, to build on local experience and capability developed through with Wedgetail In-Service Support Contract.
Peace Eagle & Peace Eye
The ISR division supports The Boeing Company in sustaining E-7 fleets for both the Turkish Air Force and Korean Air Force.
Reconciliation Action Plan
On 13 November 2017, Boeing Defence Australia launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Boeing Defence Australia is one of the first defence companies to participate in the RAP program, which provides a framework for reconciliation in Australia.
Our commitment encompasses building strong and meaningful relationships, providing opportunities through employment and our supply chain, and demonstrating respect towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
You can read more in the Boeing Defence Australia Reconciliation Action Plan.
How to Become a BDA Supplier
Suppliers wishing to be considered for future business opportunities should visit http://www.boeing.com.au/suppliers for information including Terms and Conditions as well as policies/procedures that apply to our suppliers.
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Boeing Defence Australia Jobs
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