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TAE wins another defence contract signalling potential jobs growth

TAE wins another defence contract signalling potential jobs growth

An M1A1 Abrams tank demonstrating its fire power at Shoalwater Bay Training Area near Rockhampton. Image courtesy of Department of Defence.

TAE, based in Ipswich, has won a contract to provide program management, deeper maintenance, engineering and supply support for the Honeywell AGT1500 engine that powers the Australian Army's M1A1 Abrams main battle tank.

In what is TAE's first major land-based contract, the engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) support of the AGT1500 engine will be repatriated to Australia.

TAE is one of Australia's leading gas turbine engine maintenance and engineering companies and has been building a strong relationship with the Defence Materiel Organisation over the last 18 months.

Along with the recently announced engine support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for the Asia-Pacific region, TAE will be looking at increasing their highly-skilled workforce as a starting point in their long-term expansion plans.

For more information on this organisation and these two new contracts, please visit the TAE website.

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