Huntington Ingalls Industries to open in Australia

01 Nov 2016 Media release

The Turnbull Government today welcomed the announcement that Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) will open an office in Canberra as an important sign that defence industry is growing across the country.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said that the decision by HII was a further illustration of the benefits of the Government’s decision to spend $195 billion over the next decade on defence capability locally.

“The fact that Huntington Ingalls Industries, one of the world’s leading shipbuilders, is setting up shop in Australia is great news for our defence industry and further justifies the Turnbull Government’s decision to spend, where possible, $195 billion over the next decade on defence capability right here in Australia,” Mr Pyne said.

“Our defence industry will be an important part of our economy for decades to come, particularly as we transform into high end, advanced manufacturing.

“HII is a world leader in defence Industry, whether that be workforce development, fleet sustainment or naval vessel design and construction. The company's experiences can only enhance the investment that the Turnbull Government is presently embarking on,” he said.