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L3Harris Technologies Opens South Australian Office to Support Naval Shipbuilding Programs
- South Australian Premier officially opens new L3Harris office
- Office supports Australia’s continuous naval shipbuilding programs at Osborne Shipyard
- Opening expands company’s Australian footprint and maritime presence in region
ADELAIDE, Australia January 7, 2020 – L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has opened a new office in Adelaide, South Australia, to support Australian naval shipbuilding programs and strengthen the company’s collaboration with Defence South Australia (Defence SA).
The new office will act as a base for integrating and delivering L3Harris’ advanced Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) and Electronic Warfare System, which are being fitted to the 12 new Offshore Patrol Vessels.
“L3Harris’ decision to establish its presence at Mawson Lakes is another vote of confidence in our burgeoning defence sector, which continues to attract national and international defence giants,” said South Australian Premier Steven Marshall, who officially opened the office at Innovation House in Mawson Lakes’ Technology Park.
L3Harris was the first company to join the Defence and Space Landing Pad initiative, taking up residence at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide CBD in January 2019. The initiative, run by Defence SA, helps international companies capitalise on upcoming projects centred in the state, providing short-term office facilities, relationship-building opportunities, and an immediate connection to the co-located Defence Teaming Centre, which aims to help increase capability and competitiveness in global defence markets.
The opening further supports L3Harris’ growth in Australia and creates new employment opportunities for the region. The company has been a trusted partner to the Australian Defence Force, delivering Defence and commercial programs in the region for over 25 years, and already has facilities in other major cities including Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, and Perth. The company employs approximately 550 professionals focused on customers’ unique needs and challenges in the region.
“L3Harris has extensive experience providing world-leading equipment and support services to the Royal Australian Navy,” said Rangesh Kasturi, President, Maritime International, L3Harris. “With South Australia positioned as a growing and thriving hub for defence business, it was an excellent opportunity for the business, as we grow our Australian footprint and expand our presence in the maritime domain in the region.”
About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately US$17 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in 130 countries.L3Harris.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about system capabilities are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. L3Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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