VIDEO: Boeing’s Project Wedgetail facility in Amberley

A few weeks ago, Boeing Defence Australia invited me up to their facility at Amberley, just outside Brisbane. This is where work is being done on Project Wedgetail, the programme to develop a 737-based airborne early warning and control system for Australia.

I managed to see the inside some of the aircraft in various stages of modification, but was not allowed to take pictures or a video due to their strict rules. But I did get some nice video, which you can see above, and interview with Ben Storer of Boeing Defence Australia. I will also try to post some pictures of the facility in a short while.

Boeing is keen to export the system to other countries, especially in Asia where there is a requirement for AEW&C capabilities. India and Japan have been mentioned as a possible candidates. That could result in more work for this Australian facility.

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3 Responses to VIDEO: Boeing’s Project Wedgetail facility in Amberley

  1. Angel 24 March, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    Great update Siva,

    Very interesting article.


  2. James 25 March, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    Nice piece Siva

  3. Siva Govindasamy 25 March, 2010 at 9:02 am #

    And your camera handwork!

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