Your Career In Naval
Combat Systems

Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) is committed to ensuring the nation's next generation of high end naval warfare vessels, including Guided Missile Destroyers, Future Frigates and Future Submarines, are capable of providing the unique needs of the Australian Defence Force.

We employ more than 1,000 people directly and 3,200 Australians indirectly around the country. Our team contributes to the development of Australia's sovereign defence industrial capability through our involvement in advanced manufacturing, systems integration and other related high-technology industries.

Future Submarine Program

The Future Submarine Program will deliver for Australia a regionally superior conventional submarine capability that will be designed, constructed and sustained in Australia. The acquisition of the 12 Future Submarines has commenced, with the first submarines likely to begin entering service in the early 2030s.

LMA is the Combat System Integrator (CSI) for Australia’s Future Submarine fleet. The Future Submarine Program will be the largest Defence procurement program in Australia’s history and represents an investment in the order of $50 billion in Australia’s security.

Hunter Class Frigates
(SEA 5000)

The Hunter-class frigate is the future class of frigates for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to replace the Anzac-class. Construction is expected to begin in 2020, with the first of nine vessels to enter service later in that decade. These frigates will be the most advanced anti-submarine warships in the world, incorporating the leading edge Australian-developed CEA Phased-Array Radar and the AEGIS COMBAT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, with an Australian interface. The Hunter class FFGs will be built in Australia by BAE Systems & ASC Shipbuilding at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia.

Hobart Class Destroyers
(SEA 4000)

The three Hobart Class DDGs are being built in Adelaide and will be based in Sydney.

The Hobart Class DDG’s are fitted with the Aegis Combat System and incorporates the state-of-the-art phased array radar, AN/SPY 1D(V), in combination with the SM-2 missile and will provide an advanced sea based, air defence system capable of engaging enemy aircraft and missiles at ranges in excess of 150km.

The first two DDG’s have been accepted by the RAN, with the final ship; Sydney due for commissioning in 2019.

Work At Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Australia offers interesting and challenging work and the ability for our employees to make a difference through access to new and exciting technology. We invest in our people through training and development and are an outcomes focused, value-based organisation.

At Lockheed Martin Australia you will have the opportunity to work with great people and build positive and effective relationships. Ask about our flexible work arrangements.