Industry & Employment

The Air Warfare Destroyer project is Australia's largest and most complex defence project, employing thousands of South Australians and contributing high end manufacturing and systems integration skills to our future. The project is progressing well, with consolidation of the first destroyer Hobart well advanced. Recent changes to the workforce profile are in line with the project's planned life cycle.


The AWD project provides significant opportunities for local companies to compete for contracts to support infrastructure construction, ship consolidation and property development.

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One of the largest defence projects ever undertaken in Australia, the design, development and delivery of three Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers to the Navy offers unparalleled career opportunities.

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Key partners

The South Australian Government works with a number of key partners at Techport Australia

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