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 been developing its defence ambitions since 2015, will make and supply power outlet panels, battery boxes, and power distribution units under an initial phase of a subcontracting deal.
A second tranche of deliveries covering unspecified products will follow, Kongsberg said.
Redarc managing director Anthony Kittel told @AuManufacturing the transfer of technology to Australia under the contract would be ‘enduring and supportable in Australia.
“We have been able to utilise the quality and advanced manufacturing systems and processes developed from our long history in the Automotive Industry and successfully apply these skills to the Defence Industry.
“We are playing a long game with our Defence strategy and are pleased to get some important runs on the board and build momentum.”
Kongsberg is a subcontractor to Raytheon Australia for the NASAMS programme supplying systems to the Army to counter complex air threats beyond visual range.
In the NASAMS programme, Redarc joins other subcontractors including Daronmont Technologies and Eylex.
Additional Australian suppliers will be announced shortly, said Kongsberg.
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