Defense Grant to Aussie F-35 Supplier

By Australlian Aviation

Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price has announced Melbourne-based RUAG Australia has become the latest recipient of the government’s Defence Global Competitiveness Grants to support the company’s competitiveness in the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet supply chain.

RUAG Australia will use their $150,000 grant to digitise manufacturing planning and scheduling functions, expanding RUAG’s capacity to export aerospace components.

The Defence Global Competitiveness Grants are designed to help Australian businesses invest in projects that build their defence export capability.

A grant of $15,000 to $150,000 for up to half the cost of investing in projects that build export capability to create a stronger, more sustainable and globally competitive Australian defence industry.

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