NIOA to make and export F-35 ammunition

Medium calibre munitions for the F35 lightning fighter aircraft will be produced in Australia and exported to allies including the United States following an announcement by the Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions (RNM) joint venture. The venture, between Australian-owned NIOA and Germany’s Rheinmetall, will install a new production line at the government-owned munitions plant in Benalla to…

Redarc’s big step forward in defence industry

Adelaide’s Redarc Defence Systems has demonstrated the wisdom of its growth from automotive supplier to defence contractor with a new order from Norwegian contractor, Kongsberg Defence Australia. The company has selected Redarc Defence to supply electro-mechanical components for the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) capability for the Australian Army. Redarc, which has…

Submarine builder hit by coronavirus outbreak

Defence shipbuilder ASC has been forced to shutdown some of its Adelaide operations following confirmation that one of its staff tested positive for coronavirus. ASC is responsible for sustaining the Collins Class Submarines, employing 1,400 people across three facilities in South Australia and Western Australia. ABC news reported that a building at the company’s Osborne…