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About BAE Systems
For over 60 years, BAE Systems has been supporting the Australian Defence Force and customers in adjacent industries with innovative and practical solutions.

Our talented employees contribute to some of the most interesting work in the industry and enjoy great working conditions, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and an opportunity to grow. Whilst diverse in terms of backgrounds, perspectives and the skills each employee brings, collectively we uphold a set of core values and are passionate about what we do.

With operations around the country, BAE Systems offers a wide variety of career opportunities for people of many educational and skill backgrounds.

In 21 years, we have helped deliver Australia’s basic military flight training.

Together with our partners, today we are ready to deliver the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF’s) future pilot training system, with a solution focused solely on producing the very best military aviators.


We have partnered with Beechcraft and CAE to offer the ADF an integrated pilot training system that fully meets its requirements by delivering cost effective training.

Our proven system focuses on delivering advanced skill levels, reducing training times and improving productivity. 

Flawlessly balancing the latest training technology with basic competencies, our system will better prepare graduates for Lead-In Fighter training than ever before.

It will be delivered using a flexible learning environment (currently used to train Australian Navy LHD crews), the renowned T-6C military training aircraft and high fidelity flight training devices.


Operated by nine of the world’s leading air forces and three JSF partner nations, the T-6C has amassed more than two million flying hours and graduates in excess of 2,000 pilots annually. This means ADF training will not be compromised by emergent airworthiness issues.

Most recently, the air forces of Mexico, New Zealand and the United Kingdom selected the T6-C to support their pilot training systems. 

In the United States and Canada, the T-6 is complemented by the Hawk Lead-In Fighter to graduate fast jet pilots.  

The T-6C is the advanced variant of the highly successful T-6A. The integrated glass cockpit and state-of-the-art avionics suite of the T-6C greatly expands its capabilities, enabling the advanced systems and information management skills training required in current and future military aircraft. The T-6C incorporates wing hard-points to allow for the carriage of external fuel tanks, weapons and other stores.


Our team has a combined track record in military flying training, complex project management and mission systems sustainment.

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Since 1992, BAE Systems’ training specialists have helped deliver flight screening and basic flying training for the ADF.

In that time, in excess of 3,330 candidates have been screened, over 300,000 hours flown and more than 1,700 student pilots trained.

BAE Systems also provides a range of military flying training to the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Royal Brunei Air Force, Papua New Guinea Defence Force and Royal Saudi Air Force.


Beechcraft designs, builds and supports the T-6 military training aircraft.

The company is the world’s leading commercial, special mission and trainer aircraft manufacturer—designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. Employing approximately 5,400 people around the world, Beechcraft leads the industry with a global network of more than 90 factory-owned and authorised service centres.

In 2012, the company celebrated its 80th year. In that time, it has built more than 54,000 aircraft, 36,000 of which are flying today.


CAE is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for defence and civil aviation.

The company employs approximately 8,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in 30 countries, and trains approximately 100,000 crew members annually. CAE's business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, integrated enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing.

In Australia, the company delivers training systems and services on a range of platforms for the ADF, including the B350, C-130J, KC-30A, AP-3C and others.