Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, announced RUAG’s successful $1 million grant along with 10 others . The Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority (SICP) grant funding will enhance RUAG Australia’s capability in manufacturing and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of hydraulic components, contributing to Australia’s sovereign capability in aerospace platform deep maintenance.

The resulting investment in modernising and automating capital equipment expands upon the recently announced facility upgrades to the Hydraulic Centre of Excellence at RUAG’s Bayswater site and its commitment to Industry 4.0 manufacturing standards.

We are pleased and proud to be recognized by Defence as an essential contributor to our nation’s defence industry capability. This investment will reduce our barriers to global competitiveness, provide greater reliability, and provide further assurance that quality requirements are continually met.

Terry Giles, General Manager RUAG Australia

Who is RUAG Australia?

RUAG Australia is an independent supplier and life cycle support provider of systems and components to the Royal Australian Air Force and other international air forces, as well as civil aviation, worldwide.

RUAG Australia is a 100% owned subsidiary of the RUAG Group which is fully integrated within RUAG MRO International, and provides precision manufacturing, MRO, metal treatment and finishing, as well as engineering services.

RUAG MRO International specialises in the support of aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, including MRO services, upgrades, including the development, manufacture and integration of subsystems and components in their service portfolio. 

What is a SICP Grant?

Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority (SICP) Grants provide funding of up to $1 million to invest in projects that build capability aligned to Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities.

To find out more about SICP Grants and to apply for funding, visit the Grants for defence industry web page.