Adelaide Company Recognised for Role in Joint Strike Fighter Program

Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith, Minister for Defence Industries // December 09, 2015

Adelaide-based company Levett Engineering has received a commendation for service and manufacturing excellence for their work on the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program.

The award was presented at Levett Engineering’s Elizabeth South facility by Australian Joint Strike Fighter Program Director of Commercial and Industry, Ms Alison Petchell, on behalf of Air Vice Marshal Chris Deeble, Program Manager for the Department of Defence’s Joint Strike Fighter Program.

Levett Engineering manufactures and exports several F-35 components, including parts for the F135 engine which powers the aircraft. Their role in the program so far has achieved a value of over US $10.5 million with more opportunities to come over the life of the long-term program.

Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said the award was excellent recognition of Levett Engineering’s work on the project.
“Currently employing around 40 people, Levett Engineering are making a huge contribution to both the program and the South Australian manufacturing industry,” Mr Hamilton-Smith said.

“The State Government’s support of Levett Engineering has contributed to its success which will see it increase its workforce significantly over the next two years.
“South Australia is being recognised on a global scale for its expertise in the defence manufacturing industry.”

Read the full article from the Government of South Australia.