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7 May 2020
Joint media release
- Mr Phil Thompson MP, Member for Herbert
A local Townsville-based company whose workforce is primarily composed of veterans, Cubic Defence Australia, has secured a $5 million contract to deliver training services for the Australian Defence Force.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, said the contract was for the first stage of the Integrated Training Environment for Combat Training Centre 2025.
“Cubic Defence Australia will deliver a communications capability to support a blended live and virtual training environment for the ADF,” Minister Price said.
“Having visited Cubic Defence Australia with local MP Phil Thompson last year, I know they’re a very capable local company, employing Australians and strengthening our defence industry.
“This is another demonstration of how the Morrison Government is supporting local businesses to keep the wheels turning during and beyond the critical COVID-19 period.”
Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said he was proud to see another Townsville company benefiting from the record investment in Australia’s defence industry.
“I congratulate Cubic Defence Australia on ensuring our ADF has the modern operational training they need to defend Australia’s national interests,” Mr Thompson said.
“This advanced training environment replicates the complex and challenging environments of current and potential conflict zones.
“I know from experience that having the opportunity for realistic training simulations can make a real difference for Defence members when faced with real-life situations.
“This is another example of how our investment in local defence industry is creating new opportunities and more jobs for small businesses here in Townsville.”
The first stage of works will include new communications towers and the upgrade of existing equipment.
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