Thales, ST Ki­net­ics in joint ven­ture


Aus­tralian Mu­ni­tions and Sin­ga­pore Tech­nolo­gies Ki­net­ics Ltd (ST Ki­net­ics) have signed an agree­ment to co­op­er­ate in Aus­tralia and New Zealand for the de­vel­op­ment, man­u­fac­tur­ing and mar­ket­ing of ST Ki­net­ics’ world-lead­ing 40mm low ve­loc­ity, ex­tended range, and air burst­ing am­mu­ni­tion.

The two com­pa­nies will fo­cus on mak­ing new 40mm ca­pa­bil­i­ties avail­able to the Aus­tralian Depart­ment of De­fence and es­tab­lish­ing sup­ply from within Aus­tralia. They will also look to in­tro­duce an in­no­va­tive sup­ply chain ap­proach which in­cludes re­cip­ro­ca­tion of sup­ply.

ST Ki­net­ics de­signs and man­u­fac­tures a com­pre­hen­sive range of 40mm weapons and am­mu­ni­tion, Fire Con­trol Units and am­mu­ni­tion as sys­tems, and has an un­ri­valled pedi­gree in this es­sen­tial bat­tle­field ca­pa­bil­ity. Its in­no­va­tive 40mm am­mu­ni­tion so­lu­tions also in­clude air burst­ing, cam­era sur­veil­lance and even self-de­struct rounds. The com­pany’s 40mm am­mu­ni­tion is cur­rently in ser­vice with a num­ber of ABCA (Amer­i­can, Bri­tish, Cana­dian, Aus­tralian) coun­tries.

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