Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly today announced the signing of a $107 million five-year contract with BAE Systems Australia to provide Aviation Technical Training services for the Australian Defence Force.
“This contract means that BAE Systems Australia will train about 900 students annually at the RAAF School of Technical Training at RAAF Base Wagga, NSW,” Dr Kelly said.
“The contract is for initial training for technicians and maintainers for all aviation-related trades, and a range of postgraduate courses, for aircraft and helicopters operated by Army, Navy and Air Force.
“The design of the new contract provides BAE with a high level of autonomy and responsibility for the delivery of the training.
“BAE will be introducing a contemporary training environment supported by modern training systems,” Dr Kelly said.
The aviation technical training services contract has been awarded to BAE Systems Australia Ltd who has sub-contracted the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Pennant Pty Ltd in support of the services contract.
Minister Kelly's Office: Robbie Rynehart (02) 6277 7730 or 0459 810 654
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