Thales Australia and Wedgetail Industries join forces on small arms exports to India

Thales Australia has signed an MoU with Wedgetail Industries for the design, development and manufacture of the LA106 Longreach .338” Sniper Rifle chassis to support potential export opportunities to India.

Thales’s relationship with Wedgetail Industries began in 2017 for the design, development and manufacture of small arms for export.

The MoU between the companies reinforces their strong partnership as they again join forces to pursue and upcoming export opportunity for the design and manufacture of Sniper Rifles to the Indian Army.

Mr. Graham Evenden, Director of Thales Australia’s Integrated Weapons and Sensors
business said:

“Thales is delighted to consolidate our relationship with Wedgetail Industries through the MOU. This agreement further demonstrates Thales Australia’s commitment to continued engagement and development of Australian SMEs in the strengthening and sustainment of Australia’s Sovereign Industrial Capability in munitions and small arms research, design, development and manufacture..”

Mr. Alexander Knott, Director of Wedgetail Industries said:
“The signing of the MOU strengthens the relationship between Wedgetail Industries and Thales. This agreement confirms both parties’ commitment to collaboration, innovation and Australian manufacturing jobs.


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