In recent weeks, Australian Missile Corporation – a wholly-owned subsidiary of NIOA, the largest Australian-owned supplier of weapons and munitions to the ADF – has announced partnerships with a variety of organisations, domestic and foreign, aimed at supporting the government’s plan to generate a sovereign guided weapons manufacturing capability.

On 9 July, AMC announced a major step forward in establishing this ‘coalition of the willing’ – the fact that L3Harris Technologies has now agreed to partner in the undertaking. L3Harris, which has over 500 employees based in Australia, is a key partner to the ADF, designing information warfare subsystems and components. It joins a growing list of Australian and international businesses to register with the AMC. The expertise of these companies, with world-leading insights, will be critical to support government as it pursues its ambitious programme for development of sovereign capability.

Robert Nioa, CEO of NIOA and AMC, welcomed the latest addition to the enterprise. "L3Harris’ Australian-based business has a strong, global reputation for technical excellence and innovation and is a perfect complement to NIOA's depth of expertise in munitions and explosives. L3Harris’ Brisbane-based team has a wealth of supply chain management expertise, are AS9100D certified and own existing sovereign infrastructure."

Sarah Earey, Managing Director of Intelligence and Cyber International Micreo at L3Harris, added "We are a trusted partner to the Australian Department of Defence, and can provide best-in-class technologies and in-country support services including system integration and sustainment."

AMC offers an industrial collaborative platform for companies seeking to contribute to Australia’s ambitions for a sovereign guided weapons manufacturing capability. (Image: AMC)

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