BAE Systems

BAE Systems Australia has a long and proud heritage of providing advanced defence technology which protects both people and national security, keeping critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains.


From air and maritime sustainment to ship building, BAE Systems Australia’s strengths and core capabilities include providing the design, manufacture, upgrade and support services to the Australian Defence Force (ADF), cyber intelligence and commercial organisations across the country.


What we do

Air sustainment

BAE Systems Australia is proudly recognised as the leading contractor to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), providing support across the entire life cycle of the air sector - from design to the development and production, right through to provision of aircraft, training, support and maintenance.
Ongoing projects, such as the Hawk lead-in fighter, have allowed BAE Systems Australia to establish capabilities in engineering, logistics and through-life supply chain management.
Our participation in the global F-35 program is the largest and most advanced military aircraft program in the world. BAE Systems Australia’s F-35 sustainment activities will see more than 400 jobs created over the next 10 years, offering new opportunities for the Australian industry to sustain a capability set that will remain in service until the middle of the century.
   Hawk LIF



Maritime sustainment

BAE Systems Australia is responsible for the design, manufacture, and support of complex surface ships, submarines, torpedoes, advanced radars, and command and combat systems for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Through our participation in the Alliance Management Office (AMO) for the ANZAC-class ships, the BAE Systems Australia maritime sustainment team at Henderson, W.A., have established and maintained an important maritime engineering and program management capability through the sustainment of the ANZAC fleet over more than two decades and provide asset management services throughout Australia in support of the ADF’s assets.
Maritime Sustainment at Henderson Naval Shipyard


Both past and current contracts have allowed BAE Systems Australia to collaborate with government and third-party organisations, providing a strong foundation for a continuous naval shipbuilding endeavour in Australia.
Our shipbuilding capabilities continue to be acknowledged. The company’s new subsidiary, ASC Shipbuilding, has recently been awarded a contract by the Australian Government that provides the framework for the design and build of nine Hunter class frigates for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), creating and sustaining more than 5,000 jobs across BAE Systems and the wider Australian Defence Force supply chain over the life of the program.
Hunter class frigate