Milspec Manufacturing and Thomas Global Systems Join Collaboration
Continuing to expand the ecosystem of companies contributing to the development of an Australian sovereign guided weapons enterprise, Australian Missile Corporation (AMC) announced on 15 June it has signed up Milspec Manufacturing and Thomas Global Systems.
The two companies join Quickstep, Black Sky Aerospace, DMG MORI, Thornton Tomasetti, Arican Advisory & Capital, Aldom Transport Engineering, Applied Fasteners and Tooling, Allweld Manufacturing, Benchon and, most recently, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in supporting the Australian government’s vision for sovereign capability to support the Australian Defence Force.
A subsidiary of NIOA, formed to facilitate collaboration between industry, academia, State Governments and Defence in response to the government’s call, AMC is establishing a community of talent, expertise and capability to harness national efforts.
“Highly capable organisations such as Milspec Manufacturing and Thomas Global Systems partnering through this collaborative platform will be critical to the success of the Commonwealth’s sovereign guided weapons enterprise. This latest announcement adds to the expertise coming together under the Australian Missile Corporation banner. NIOA will continue to welcome opportunities to partner through the AMC and showcase and support the expertise of leading Australian companies,” commented NIOA and AMC CEO, Robert Nioa.
Neil Morrison, General Manager of Milspec Manufacturing, added “We are excited at the opportunity to partner with AMC and to be involved in the development of a sovereign guided weapons enterprise in Australia. Milspec Manufacturing is ready to assist as we are AS9100-approved and have relevant manufacturing capabilities thanks to our work on the NULKA decoy system.”
“We look forward to working with the AMC to progress this great initiative. We bring to the table world-class Australian capabilities in design, manufacturing, and support of high-integrity electronic systems for defence and aerospace applications. It leverages our experience supplying technology into US missile programmes over many years,” stated Thomas Global Systems CEO, Angus Hutchinson.