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Lockheed Martin Australia partners with Conscia to plan for GWEO enterprise industrial development and production

BRISBANE, Wednesday 5 October, 2022 – Lockheed Martin Australia has announced the selection of leading infrastructure advisory firm, Conscia, as a strategic in-country business partner to plan for future opportunities under the Australian Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) Enterprise. 

With expertise in the planning, delivery and accreditation of sensitive facilities and infrastructure for Defence, Canberra-based Conscia will identify potential future locations for central manufacturing.

James Heading, Lockheed Martin Australia’s Director of Programs, Strategic Capabilities Office, Missiles and Fire Control, welcomed Conscia’s experience in project management and infrastructure advisory services.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Conscia, an Australian veteran-owned business with deep expertise in the planning, delivery and accreditation of facilities and infrastructure,” Mr Heading said.

“In consideration is the transfer of significant technology in critical capability areas – accelerating the development of advanced guided weapon manufacturing in Australia.”

Brendan Bilston, Conscia chairman and executive director, said the team was excited by the opportunity to work with Lockheed Martin Australia to assist in the planning and potential delivery of facilities and infrastructure.

“The team is eager to contribute to the development of Lockheed Martin’s advanced production facilities in Australia.

“This partnership with Lockheed Martin Australia enables us to further build on our Defence infrastructure capabilities while supporting the realisation of a guided weapons and explosive ordnance enterprise for Australia.” Mr Bilston said.

Selected as a Strategic Industry Partner in the development of the GWEO Enterprise, Lockheed Martin Australia is expanding and opening dedicated administrative program offices in Canberra and Mulwala in anticipation of supporting the delivery of various manufacturing activities.


About Lockheed Martin Australia

Headquartered in Canberra, Lockheed Martin Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The company employs more than 1,200 people in Australia working on a wide range of major programs spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.

About Conscia

Conscia is a management consulting business with offices in Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane and a diverse, outcomes focused team of 60 people. The company provides project management and corporate advisory services to a range of Australian and international clients in North America, Europe and South East Asia.


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