Moog Australia has officially opened its new defence facility in Melbourne that will boost advanced manufacturing in Victoria and create up to 70 highly skilled local jobs over the next five years, thanks to support from the Victorian Government.
The $2.7 million expansion of its advanced manufacturing facility in Heatherton will accommodate Moog’s expected future growth over the next few years and boost production of advanced systems and products across the air, land, and sea domains in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region.
As one of the world’s leading global defence innovators, the investment by the Australian subsidiary of New York-based Moog Inc will bolster the state’s principal defence chain capability and create local manufacturing jobs.
Moog Australia has operated in Victoria for more than 40 years and serves a wide range of industries including defence, mining, security, marine, oil and gas exploration, and simulation.
The company produces components and systems for military and commercial aircraft, satellites, space and launch vehicles and industrial machinery such as radars, sensors and surveillance equipment.
Moog Australia’s expanded operational capabilities in Melbourne will allow them to increase their global defence exports and strengthen their strategic partnerships with international defence manufacturers – providing a springboard into the emerging Asia-Pacific market.
Moog Australia’s investment will build on Victoria’s reputation as a prime location for major defence companies seeking supply chain partners.
Victoria’s defence industry is an important part of the state’s economy, contributing around $8.4 billion annually, and is critical to Australia’s national defence capability.
Through strategic investment in facilities, industry skills and research and development, Victoria has developed significant expertise in delivering major defence platforms and projects for the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force.
The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions provides dedicated support to the Victorian defence industry.