Thales launches Australian Munitions
Thales Australia has officially launched Australian Munitions – a business dedicated to providing a wide range of munitions that deliver a battlefield advantage to Australia’s warfighters. This will enable better access to capabilities, increased flexibility, and greater cost-effectiveness in meeting the customer’s munitions requirements.
Australian Munitions is part of Thales’s global network of explosive ordnance expertise, which includes Thales Advanced Weapon Systems, Thales Missile Electronics, Junghans Microtec, TDA Armements and Forges de Zeebrugge (FZ).
It also comprises a team of renowned strategic partners: US-based General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Norway’s Nammo and Winchester Australia.
This team represents world-class organ- isations committed to delivering international quality locally, adding significant depth to Australia’s domestic munitions production capacity. Australian Munitions brings a broad product portfolio encompassing the majority of the Australian Defence Force’s non-guided munitions product requirements from small, medium and large calibre ammunition through to bombs, demolition stores and pyrotechnics. Australian Munitions will lower the cost of Australia’s explosive ordnance capability, while continuing to deliver world-leading safety performance in Australia’s strategically critical ordnance sites.
Thales Australia CEO Chris Jenkins said: “With this business we are building the future of explosive ordnance manufacturing in this country. As a team we are dedicated to ensuring the Australian Defence Force has the best munitions the world has to offer, especially when it comes to US and NATO interoperability.