AME Systems electrical wiring harness and design capability supports unmanned prototype for the Royal Australian Air Force
Ararat VIC, May 5, 2020 – AME Systems has been selected to supply highly complex electrical wiring systems and design support for the Loyal Wingman – Advanced Development Program led by Boeing Australia for the Royal Australian Air Force.
“Our team are immensely proud and super excited to be working alongside Boeing Australia on the Loyal Wingman program,” said Nick Carthew, AME Systems Managing Director. “The unique Wingman design provides an excellent opportunity for our people to further up skill across our business on complex components, processes and assemblies.”
“The program has helped to directly sustain and create new jobs in regional Victoria,” he said.
AME Systems joins over 35 Australian companies in manufacturing the first military aircraft in Australia in more than 50 years. The aircraft rolled out today is the first of three prototypes for Australia’s Loyal Wingman program and serves as the foundation for the Boeing Airpower Teaming System (ATS) product being developed for the global defence market.
AME Systems has been a supplier to Boeing since 2018. This latest contract has created 16 new jobs for the Greater Ararat Region.
“The Loyal Wingman is a historic development program for the Australian aerospace industry, Boeing and our entire industry team, and we’ve worked together with speed and agility to deliver this smart unmanned aircraft,” said Shane Arnott, Boeing Airpower Teaming System program director. “We’ve leveraged the skills of the local supply chain to build a Loyal Wingman that will work together with other airpower teaming assets to provide an unmatched capability for Australia and for our global customers.”
AME Systems specialise in the design and manufacture of customised electrical wiring system solutions for a range of industries including aerospace, defence, rail, transport, agriculture, mining, medical and special purpose vehicles.
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AME Systems has more than 20 years’ experience in the defence industries providing customised products manufactured to stringent military specifications.