Defence and Industry
Contributing $780 million in exports to the economy, the defence industry and associated supply chain plays a significant part in our region, employing 10% of the Ipswich population. Ipswich is also home to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base Amberley.
Defence is bolstered by major private and federal investment, which is attracting more companies to relocate and take advantage of the defence eco-system in Ipswich.
Rheinmetall Defence is a global defence manufacturer and has currently established the Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) as its Australia-New Zealand headquarters.
The MILVEHCOE operates as a sovereign industrial capability designing and manufacturing for export and military support, both locally and into the global supply chain.
The defence industry and associated supply chains contribute $780 million in exports to the economy and employ 10% of the Ipswich population