Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia with a New Facility in Botany, Australia

BOTANY, Australia ( – Safran Electronics & Defense announced earlier this week that a new facility of Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia (SEDA) was opened on 6th November 2018 in Botany, Australia in the presence of the Australian Minister of Defence, the Honourable Christopher Pyne, the CEO of Safran Electronics & Defense, Martin Sion, and the CEO and General delegate of Safran Pacific, Alexis de Pelleport, learned

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Martin Sion, Safran Electronics & Defense Chief Executive Officer, commented, “In line with Safran’s strategy, the opening of this new site enables our local subsidiary Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia to expand and increase its service capabilities towards its Australian customers. The company has provided support to the French and Foreign Military Forces for more than 75 years in optical and navigation systems and we are today focused on providing the same level of support to the Australian Defence Force.”

The new site, which is strategically located in close proximity to key Defence sites and Sydney Airport, comes as a result of a decision of Safran Electronics & Defense for relocation of its subsidiary to a larger premises in Botany. The previous Bankstown facility had become too small for Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia’s increasing industrial footprint and staffing.

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The newly opened facility will support the Armed Forces of Australia through the available testing and maintenance equipment and will enhance the ability of the company to rapidly respond to upcoming national and regional programs. It will include a state-of-the-art clean room, a laser room, climate testing systems, as well as avionics, inertial navigation and optronic test benches capable of supporting Safran Electronics & Defense’s portfolio of sensors.

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As a fully owned subsidiary of Safran Electronics & Defense, Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia has complete access to Safran’s OEM (original equipment manufacturer) knowledge and global network to locally support its customers.

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Source: Safran Electronics & Defense