Defence factory plan for Melbourne
Victoria’s beleaguered manufacturing sector has received a boost with the state to host a $10 million factory making hi-tech defence force equipment.
Wilcox Industries, a US company that makes equipment for soldiers and police, has partnered with Australian supplier Aquaterro to build the factory. Melbourne’s southeast is the likely location.
Wilcox is a key supplier to the US military and the Victorian plant will be its first overseas facility.[...]
Victorian businesses have secured about 70 per cent of contracts awarded in Australia so far under the F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter aircraft program, according to the State Government.Read the full story from the Herald Sun.
Photo by Lockheed Martin.