Spartan maintenance to create jobs

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The Hon Christopher Pyne MP

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15 November 2017

The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced a $200-million sustainment contract with Northrop Grumman Australia which will ensure ongoing jobs for at least 40 Australian workers.

Minister Pyne said the contract is for Through Life Support Services to Defence’s newly acquired C-27J Spartan aircraft fleet.

“Not only will this contract provide jobs for workers at RAAF Base Richmond and RAAF Base Amberley, it will also develop Australian industry capabilities in support of the Spartan into the future,” Minister Pyne said.

Initially provided in Richmond, New South Wales, the services will move to Amberley, Queensland, when the Spartan relocates in 2019.

The contract is expected to become fully operational from January 2018.


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