Orbital UAV hosts Australian Minister for Defence – Drones Information
PERTH, AUSTRALIA: Orbital Corporation Ltd (“Orbital UAV”, “The Company”) was pleased to welcome Secretary of Defense, Senator Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, on Thursday, July 16, for a tour of their headquarters in Balcatta, Perth allowed to.
Senator Reynolds’ visit is two weeks after the Australian Government’s 2020 Strategy Update and Structural Structure 2020 (“FSP”) launch, which sets out a new defense strategy and investment capacity.
Investment in tactical UAV skills
The Force Structure Plan highlighted potential investments of up to $ 700 million in tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over the next ten years and up to $ 1.3 billion in non-crewed flight crew systems between 2020 and 2040.
The proposed investments outlined in the FSP are key areas for developing defense capabilities to respond to rapid changes in the global strategic environment.
According to the FSP, “Defense must ensure that it is vigilant and adaptable to the opportunities emerging from new technologies.” This includes introducing remote or autonomous systems, such as tactical UAVs, to conduct intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions and support of operations.
Use new opportunities
With contracts with some of the world’s largest defense companies, including Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc., Textron Systems and Northrop Grumman, Orbital UAV has built a worldwide reputation as a leading manufacturer and manufacturer of propulsion systems and flight-critical components for tactical UAVs.
The company exports products and related technologies to UAV customers in the United States and continues to grow through participation in global tenders for UAV tactical defense operations, including the U.S. Army’s Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System program and the LAND129 program Australian Defense Forces.
“The announcements made under the Force Structure Plan 2020 underscore the increasing relevance and strategic importance of tactical UAVs in Australia and reflect the global growth that we have seen in this market in recent years,” said Todd Alder, CEO and Managing Director from Orbital UAV.
“It was a privilege to welcome Senator Reynolds to our Perth facility and give her an insight into how Orbital UAV wants to improve its capabilities to take full advantage of this growing market and position itself as the world’s leading provider of tactical propulsion systems to UAVs.” , he said.
Further information on the strategy update for the Defense 2020 and the structure plan for the Armed Forces 2020 can be found at: https://www.defence.gov.au/StrategicUpdate-2020/