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Canberra defence contractor AeroPM sets up shop in Adelaide’s Lot 14

- June 28, 2022 2 MIN READ
AeroPM's team based at Lot Fourteen will lead the test and evaluation campaigns for key programs within the Air Warfare Centre at RAAF Base Edinburgh, north of Adelaide.
AeroPM, an Australian professional services consultancy firm, specialisies in supporting the Australian Department of Defence to acquire complex and significant sovereign capabilities.

The company, based in Canberra, was attracted to Lot Fourteen to work within a district of like-minded talented professionals in the defence and space industry.

AeroPM’s Chief Executive Officer, Emily Frizell, said the new location would help accelerate the company’s growth.

“Lot Fourteen is a genuinely collegiate environment and the access to like-minded professionals and companies is just good for business,” Frizell said.

“Our Adelaide team has grown strongly over the last three years and the maturation of the company into a second facility reflects our expectations that this growth will continue as the demand for premium consultancy support within the Defence environment will remain high.

“Further, our team really relish the opportunity to base themselves out of the CBD at Lot Fourteen.”

The Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre at Lot Fourteen will open in 2025.

With experts in systems engineering, test and evaluation, program and project management, commercial and integrated logistics support, AeroPM’s team support critical acquisitions within the aerospace, land, maritime and joint domains.

The South Australian based team lead the test and evaluation campaigns for key programs within the Air Warfare Centre at RAAF Base Edinburgh north of Adelaide, spearhead technology solutions for warfighting network applications and provide systems engineering, project management and integrated logistics support for counter-improvised explosive device capabilities.

AeroPM joins Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure at Lot Fourteen alongside research and industry powerhouses including the Australian Space Agency, MIT bigdata Living Lab, the University of Adelaide’s Australian Institute for Machine Learning, Stone & Chalk, the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre, Commonwealth Bank Technology Hub and the US MITRE Centre for Information Integrity & Defence.

Lot Fourteen State Project Lead, Di Dixon, said the growing cluster of defence companies is a key part of the value proposition of the innovation district and South Australia as the defence state.

“As we work towards the specially designed Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre’s opening in 2025, there has been so much interest from Defence, hi-tech and cyber organisations keen to be located here,” Dixon said.

AeroPM’s Head of Capture and Delivery and Adelaide Lead, Pete Nugent, said the new office was particularly useful for hosting interstate visitors in the center of Adelaide.

“The facilities to bring great and productive minds together cannot be overstated,” Nugent said.

“Our expectation is that AeroPM’s continued growth should place us well to consider expansion into the Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre.”

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