Northrop Grumman Australia’s newly-modernised Brisbane Maintenance and Modification Centre (BMMC) opened this week, a major facility for the sustainment of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) aviation capability.
The facility provides support and maintenance to the RAAF’s six KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, as well as its fleet of 10 C-27J Spartan transport aircraft.
Northrop Grumman invested $20 million in the BMMC modernisation project.
“Queensland has cemented itself as a powerhouse for Australia’s Defence industry and our capabilities are quickly growing. Two thirds of the Australian Army operates out of Queensland and this is just another feather in our cap,” said The Hon Dr Steven Miles MP, Deputy Premier of Queensland.
“Northrop Grumman Australia’s facility here in Brisbane is just another great example of the close collaboration between Defence and Australian Industry, supporting an important ADF capability, as well as providing significant investment and generating good, skilled jobs for the Queensland workforce”
“It’s been terrific to have the Deputy Premier open this strategically important facility, delivering sustainable support to the RAAF mission," said Christine Zeitz, general manager, Asia Pacific region, Northrop Grumman.
"Our sustainment and modernisation program is a key element of our on-going commitment and investment to the State."