Stahl Metall to make cable assemblies for the Naval Strike Missile


Knoxfield, Melbourne manufacturer Stahl Metall has entered into a new contract with Kongsberg Defence Australia (KDAu) for the manufacture and delivery of Electrical Control systems and Cable and Harness Systems for the Naval Strike Missile (NSM).

Kongsberg has linked with a number of local manufacturers as it moves to manufacture the msisile under Project SEA 1300 Phase 1 – Navy Guided Weapons.

Stahl Metall specialises in the design and manufacture of custom cable and harness assemblies, complete communication, power/electrical enclosures and box assemblies, and is certified to undertake build-to-print, custom design and lean manufacturing activities.

Director of Business Development at Stahl Metall Anton Fonseka said “We look forward to working with KONGSBERG in Australia on this important programme.

“Stahl Metall is committed to building and supporting sovereign defence manufacturing capability in Australia. ”

The company worked with the Centre for Defence Industry Capability to help it become a competitive player in the defence industry, according to the Department of Defence.

According to Defence: “The CDIC’s business advisory service provided the contacts, grants and business guidance that helped Stahl Metall break into the global supply chain.”

Stahm Metall now has contracts working on naval vessels including Collins class submarines, and the Anzac and Hunter class frigates.

General Manager of Kongsberg Defence Australia John Fry said Stahl Metall was one of many Australian suppliers the comoany was working with to deliver the NSM capability to the Royal Australia Navy.

Fry said: “This Australian manufacturing opportunity is a demonstration of the talent that exist in Australia’s defence industry and supports KONGSBERG’s ongoing commitment to developing domestic production for this modern, effective and survivable precision strike missile capability.”

Picture: Stahl Metall

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