et-powered Triton drones will be based at Edinburgh Parks from 2020

THE Australian Federal Government’s Department of Defence – DSRG has gone to tender for enhancements to security at Edinburgh in South Australia.

Upgrade works are required to improve audio and physical security at various buildings at Defence Science and Technology Group, Edinburgh.

Located 25km north of the Adelaide CBD, Edinburgh Defence Precinct is a key national defence research, manufacturing and sustainment hub housing RAAF Base Edinburgh, the Defence Science and Technology Group and major defence companies including BAE Systems Australia, Lockheed Martin Australia, Airbus Group Australia, Raytheon Australia, CAE Australia and Meggitt Training Systems.

The precinct encompasses major Australian Defence Force capabilities, manufacturing and sustainment capabilities of national importance including the maritime strike capability, Jindalee Operational Radar Network and 1st Brigade Adelaide.

The site is home to the No. 92 Wing and its Lockheed AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, No. 87 Squadron Air Force Intelligence, as well as 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and other units. By 2020, the Edinburgh Parks will also be home to Australia’s Northrop-Grumman Triton drones, as part of a $A256 million upgrade.

The daily working population of RAAF Base Edinburgh is greater than 4500.

The tender closes December 15, 2017.