Australian Missile Corp­­­­oration (AMC) announced the latest addition to the AMC collaboration with the signing of Mercury Systems, Inc. This follows previous announcements of collaborations with Quickstep, Black Sky Aerospace, Allweld Manufacturing, Benchon, Skyborne, Milspec Manufacturing, Thomas Global Systems, Air Affairs Australia and Sage amongst others. The expertise of these companies with world-leading insights will be critical to support the Australian Government as it realises its vision for a sovereign guided weapons enterprise equipped and ready to support the Australian Defence Force. The AMC is a subsidiary of NIOA, formed to facilitate collaboration between industry, academia, state governments and Defence in response to the Australian government’s call to establish a sovereign guided weapons enterprise.

Robert Nioa, CEO of NIOA and the AMC, said: “Having a highly respected technology and electronics innovation leader such as Mercury Systems collaborate with the AMC will be immensely beneficial. Mercury’s product solutions and subsystems are purpose-built to meet or exceed their customers’ most-pressing high-tech needs. They deliver trusted, secure, uncompromised technologies from chip scale to system scale for both military and commercial applications.”

Paul Tanner, Vice President of Mercury Systems, said: “Australia is a long and trusted ally of the United States and we look forward to working with the AMC in building a sovereign guided weapons enterprise in Australia. Mercury’s broad range of solutions are embedded in more than 300 aerospace and defence programs and deployed on more than 4000 systems in the US and allied countries.”

NIOA was founded in regional Queensland in 1973 and is the largest Australian-owned weapons and munitions Prime Contractor. Committed to the development of Australian sovereign capability, NIOA is investing $130m in domestic munitions and explosives manufacturing over the next five years, including a $60m artillery shell forging plant in Maryborough Queensland with joint-venture partner Rheinmetall Waffe Munitions, an upgrade of the Commonwealth’s Government-owned Benalla munitions plant in Victoria and an $11 million expansion of its Brisbane warehouse and distribution facility.

Mercury Systems is a global commercial technology company serving the aerospace and defence industry. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., the company delivers trusted, secure open architecture processing solutions powering a broad range of mission-critical applications in the most challenging and demanding environments. Inspired by its purpose of delivering Innovation that Matters, By and For People Who Matter, Mercury helps make the world a safer, more secure place for all. To learn more, visit, or follow us on Twitter.


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