These are the current and completed projects that support the defence industry in the Shoalhaven

Project SEA129-5 – Maritime Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (MTUAS)

Contractor selection process due to commence in 2020 with a Government decision to be announced in mid to late 2022


Joint Airborne Rescue Services (JARS) – Defence has an obligation under the National Search and Rescue (SAR) structure to provide SAR services for ADF and visiting foreign militaries conducting training and operations in Australia. This obligation is currently met through individual Service contracts.

JARS seeks to consolidate the single-Service requirements into a single Joint service delivery capability and is currently developing the acquisition strategy for executive approval.

Service delivery target is Quarter 1, 2021

Joint Adversarial Training and Testing Services – JATTS

Description: Services to support ADF operational training in offensive and defensive actions against aerial Opposing Forces (OPFOR), airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) and airborne targets, as well as the testing and calibration of ADF weapons and sensors.

Prime Contractor: Raytheon Australia

Cost: ~$35M p.a.

Aircraft: Learjet 35A, Phoenix Unmanned Aerial Target (UAT)

Period of Performance: Dec 2019 – Dec 2025

AIR9000 Phase 8

The MH-60R is now in sustainment with all 24 aircraft delivered.

The sustainment  Contractor is Sikorsky Aircraft Australia (a Lockheed Martin company)


The HATS Acquisition Contract was closed / completed in March 2019
Project Status – Complete
Ongoing Support Contractor – Boeing / Thales

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