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Aurecon named sovereign industry Enterprise Partner in Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise

Damon Howes joins Aurecon as new Defence & National Security leader

Damon Howes says the initiative will offer Aurecon a significant opportunity to support the Australian Defence Force.

06 April 2022 – International design, engineering and advisory company, Aurecon has been appointed as one of the three Australian-based Enterprise Partners by the Department of Defence to deliver a $1 billion Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) Enterprise.

The Enterprise aims to enhance Australia’s self-reliance and supply chain resilience with a longer-term goal of developing a sovereign guided weapons manufacturing capability.

Aurecon’s role will be broadly structured around the facilities and infrastructure requirements across the Enterprise, leveraging the company’s expertise in the Defence sector.

Damon Howes, Managing Director, Defence and National Security at Aurecon said, “The Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise is a strategically important national initiative and will offer Aurecon a significant opportunity to support the Australian Defence Force establish and maintain what is, and will be, a critical capability to advance the protection and national security of Australia.

“Department of Defence has once again put their trust in Aurecon, a relationship that extends over 30 years, as we continue to support Defence capability through our project management, engineering, design and advisory services. We congratulate the other Partners and welcome this opportunity to align the respective purpose and values of the organisations involved, in order to make a positive difference.”

Aurecon, along with the Australian Missile Corporation and the Sovereign Missile Alliance, will collaborate on the complex endeavour with Raytheon Australia and Lockheed Martin Australia, who are the Strategic Partners of the Enterprise.

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