Second Australian missile consortium bidding for work

The Australian Missile Corporation (AMC) has emerged as a second fully indigenous bidder for a share of one billion dollars in funding available from the federal government to establish a sovereign missile capability.

AMC, part of the NIOA munitions and explosives group, announced the signing of the first partners to the AMC collaboration – composites manufacturer Quickstep and Black Sky Aerospace.

The emergence of AMC follows the announcement by Shoal Group, Black Sky Aerospace, REDARC Defence Systems, and Silentium Defence of their HISPEX high-speed weapons collaboration.

The Australian Missile Corporation is a subsidiary of NIOA, formed to facilitate collaboration between industry partners, academia, State Governments and Defence in response to the Australian Government’s call to establish a sovereign guided weapons enterprise.

AMC is forming a collaborative teaming of like-minded Defence organisations willing and able to support the Sovereign Guided Weapons Enterprise and help secure Australia’s sovereign defence capabilities.

NIOA is an Australian-owned Defence Prime Contractor and:

  • The largest Australian-owned supplier of weapons and munitions to Defence
  • A major tenant at the Australian Department of Defence owned munitions manufacturing facility in Benalla Victoria
  • Joint owner of Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions’ munitions forging plant in Maryborough, Queensland
  • And Prime Contractor for critical Defence weapons programs, working with multiple Australian and international Defence companies.

CEO of Nioa Robert Nioa said: “Working with highly capable organisations such as IAI is critical to the success of the Commonwealth’s sovereign guided weapons enterprise. We welcome any opportunity to bring leading technologies to Australia to enhance the capability of the Australian Defence Force.”

Picture: Quickstep

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