Lockheed Martin Australia building secret weapons laboratory in Mawson Lakes

A secret weapons laboratory is being built at Mawson Lakes with Technology Park as reported on AdelaideNow.

Combat system manufacturers Lockheed Martin Australia have today revealed construction on the “world-class” facility started in July and it should open in November, as the company gears up to work on submarines.

The news will bolster hopes of more work on the $50 billion Future Submarines project being done in South Australia.

Lockheed Martin Australia & New Zealand chief executive Raydon Gates said at the facility they would integrate “the best sensors, sonar, radar, navigation, imagery systems and weapons (to) give Australia’s future submarine the tactical advantage it needs”.

“A submarine’s combat system is essentially the eyes, ears and sword of the boat,” he said.

The laboratory will include simulations as well as hardware. Lockheed will work with SAAB and Thales to develop the submarine combat systems.

This investment in Mawson Lakes builds on the presence of knowledge intensive companies that choose to base themselves in Technology Park. Some of these include SAAB TopCon, Optus, Tindo Solar, Boeing, CSC, Daronmont plus Codan who will be relocating the Headquarters and their 300+ staff to a fully refurbished site at Second Avenue, Technology Park, Mawson Lakes.