Australia's minister for defence, Christopher Pyne, on 6 November opened the new Safran (Hall D, Stand D173) Electronics & Defense Australasia (SEDA) facility in Botany, Australia.
This is a notable push by the company to increase its presence in the region, SEDA says. It is relocating to the larger site in Botany to increase its footprint and staff numbers. The facility will be used for the testing and maintenance of Australian armed forces capabilities, specifically submarine optronic masts, and will provide the company with the ability to ramp up its response to upcoming tenders in the region for land and maritime programmes.
SEDA has already doubled its workforce in 2018, and is planning further growth for 2019.