A new consortium formed in response to the federal government’s sovereign guided weapons plans has announced two new partners, Air Affairs Australia and SAGE Group.
The Australian Missile Corporation announced the two new partners on Monday. AMC is a subsidiary of munitions and explosives specialist NOIA, and announced its first partners earlier this month.
“We are delighted to work alongside the AMC and can provide support in flexible and adaptive manufacturing systems, metal parts fabrication, composite parts fabrication and ground support equipment manufacture,” said Chris Sievers, CEO of Air Affairs Australia.
“SAGE brings to the AMC network our deep expertise in project management, digital transformation, and design and implementation of automated manufacturing lines,” added Andrew Downs, founder of SAGE Group.
The news follows last week’s announcement that Milspec Manufacturing and Thomas Global Systems had joined the consortium as partners. Other members include Quickstep, Black Sky Aerospace, DMG MORI, Thornton Tomasetti, Arican Advisory & Capital, Aldom Transport Engineering, Applied Fasteners and Tooling, Allweld Manufacturing, Benchon and Israel Aerospace Industries.
“The production of advanced weapon systems is a demanding and complex undertaking and we are keen to partner with organisations that can fabricate high-end materials and help us embed Industry 4.0 capabilities across the value chain,” said Robert Nioa, CEO of NIOA and the Australian Missile Corporation.
“NIOA and the Australian Missile Corporation are pleased to be working with these partners in supporting this national endeavour.”
AMC and another local consortium — the HISPEX venture — competing for a share of $1 billion in federal funding to develop a sovereign guided weapons industry.
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