Adelaide Company Recognised for Role in Joint Strike Fighter Program
Adelaide-based company Levett Engineering has received a commendation
for service and manufacturing excellence for their work on the global
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program.
The award was presented at Levett Engineering’s Elizabeth South facility
by Australian Joint Strike Fighter Program Director of Commercial and
Industry, Ms Alison Petchell, on behalf of Air Vice Marshal Chris
Deeble, Program Manager for the Department of Defence’s Joint Strike
Levett Engineering manufactures and exports several
F-35 components, including parts for the F135 engine which powers the
aircraft. Their role in the program so far has achieved a value of over
US $10.5 million with more opportunities to come over the life of the
Minister for Defence Industries Martin
Hamilton-Smith said the award was excellent recognition of Levett
Engineering’s work on the project.
“Currently employing around 40 people, Levett Engineering are making a huge contribution to both the program and the South Australian manufacturing industry,” Mr Hamilton-Smith said.
“The State Government’s support of Levett
Engineering has contributed to its success which will see it increase
its workforce significantly over the next two years.
“South Australia is being recognised on a global scale for its expertise in the defence manufacturing industry.”