The Australian Missile Corporation and drone detection and countermeasure manufacturer Drone Shield have signed a collaboration agreement as the AMC continues to pursue its role in the Australian government’s $1 billion Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) enterprise.
The AMC was one of the Australian-based GWEO enterprise panel partners invited by the federal government in April to work with global missile manufacturing giants Lockheed Martin and Raytheon in establishing a local industry.
Sydney-based DroneShield’s hardware and software capabilities are used to protect military and government infrastructure, law enforcement, critical infrastructure and VIPs here and overseas.
AMC is owned by domestic munitions manufacturer Nioa, with more than 350 Australian and international partners from defence and aerospace industries, research and governments registering as partners.
AMC CEO Lee Goddard said DroneShield’s world-leading technologies combined with its expertise in engineering and physics would be critical to the development of guided weapons in Australia.
Goddard said: “We are delighted to partner with DroneShield and look forward to working with them in progressing this critical sovereign capability enterprise for the long-term benefit of the ADF and domestic defence industry.”
DroneShield CEO Oleg Vornik said: “We are thrilled to work with AMC and its network of partners, to assist in delivering of this iconic Australian defence program.”
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