Joint Strike Fighters to Bring New Jobs to Adelaide as Companies Eye Big Contracts
Adelaide-based defence companies are in line to win hundreds of millions of dollars worth of work as the Federal Government’s purchase of 72 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft creates thousands of jobs across Australia.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will on Friday inspect the Royal Australian Air Force’s first two JSF F-35 fighter planes at the Avalon air show in Victoria.
A new report estimates the number of Australian F-35 production and maintenance jobs will double to 5000 by 2023.
Elizabeth-based Levett Engineering has already carried out $20 million worth of work on the project. The company’s components supply subcontracts could grow to more than $200 million as Australian establishes three squadrons and a training unit of the multi-purpose fighters.
Edinburgh-based BAE Australia is also working on the project.