Hypersonic weapon capabilities for Australia key investment by BAE SystemsNews
March 30, 2021
AUSTRALIA. BAE Systems Australia announced that it will increase its investment in Australia to support the rapid development of a sovereign high speed weapons capability.
BAE Systems claims it will also draw on the wide-ranging capabilities and expertise across Australian industry and academia to build an Australian high speed weapons eco-system with the aim of demonstrating a sovereign capability over the next four years.
According to officials, the company’s Project Javelin builds on more than three decades of world leading research by BAE Systems in the design and development of Australian weapons, autonomous, and hypersonic technologies including the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile, Nulka, and the Advanced Short Range Air to Air Missile (ASRAAM).
BAE Systems has invested more than $11 million in hypersonics and high speed weapon research in Australia in the past decade in collaborative programs with defense, industry, and academia.
The company will spend $5 million fast tracking technology development in 2021 with additional investments planned for the next four years.