Moog Australia Celebrates the Official Opening of its Expanded Facility in Heatherton

Strengthening the support of the Australian and Indo-Pacific defence market 

Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 13th May 2021 – Moog Australia Pty. Ltd., a wholly owned Australian subsidiary of Moog Inc., celebrated the official opening of its expanded facility located in Heatherton. The multi-phase investment plan, set to take place over the next five years, aims at strengthening Moog’s Australian in-country capability and regional expansion. This expansion is the result of significant growth as Moog Australia focuses on defence solutions within the Indo-Pacific region. The new facility can accommodate 40 additional engineering, technical and support employees. It will further develop local capabilities to design, build, and support through-life defence systems and solutions. 

John O’Callaghan, Victorian Defence Advocate, officially opened the expansion on the 13th May.

“It is with excitement that we celebrate Moog’s continued growth and expansion in both Australia and the Indo-Pacific region. The facility is dedicated to the support of the defence and aerospace markets, further developing capabilities to design and manufacture mission critical defence solutions from Australia, focused on weaponization and precision motion control. Today is a key milestone in our future growth strategy and we look forward to a bright future,” commented Bryan O’Connor, Managing Director, Moog Australia. “This expansion investment is further evidence of Moog’s staunch support of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) platforms and systems. It signifies Moog’s continued commitment to providing Australian sovereign capability and increasing the number of local jobs that focus on defence manufacturing and sustainment capability. This new facility also enhances Moog Australia’s ability to scale within the Indo-Pacific region, supporting the Australian Government’s defence export strategy of increasing global export,” said Jim Riedel, Defence Sector Group Vice President, for Moog Inc.

“This announcement stimulates investment within the Defence industry sector, creating jobs growth and offers businesses a chance to export overseas,” Air Commodore Damien Keddie, Director General, Joint Strike Fighter Branch said.“This expansion enables Moog to enhance its support across the land, air and sea domains.”


About Moog

Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision motion control products and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, industrial machinery, marine applications, and medical equipment.

Moog Australia Pty Ltd, established in 1979, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Moog Inc.

Moog provides mission critical sub-systems and components on platforms including the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, Black Hawk, AP-3C Orion, ASLAV, M113, Collins-class, and future aircraft including the F-35 Lightning II.


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