NGMission systems and armoured vehicle simulation manufacturer Thomas Global Systems was joined by federal Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic and local federal Member for Reid Sally Sitou 14 October to mark the official opening of its new advanced manufacturing premises located in Newington, NSW.

Thomas Global Systems is expanding its advanced manufacturing operations to deliver 32 containerised Immersive Tactical Training (ITT) simulators which will be used to train crews on the Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle and the Abrams M1A2 Main Battle Tanks under the Land 400 Phase 2 and Land 907 Phase 2 Programs.

“Thomas Global Systems is excited to be developing sovereign manufacturing capability in complex immersive training systems here in Australia, which is dependent on our highly-skilled engineering and technical workforce,” said Thomas Global CEO, Angus Hutchinson.

Thomas Global Systems has a 20-year history in military training simulation, having been part of the ASLAV Crew Procedural Trainer and the Collins Class submarine trainers. Once complete, the containerised training systems will be deployed to defence bases throughout Australia.

“While Thomas Global has been around for six decades, our story is one of continuous innovation in high integrity electronic equipment and complex engineering. The opening of an new advanced manufacturing premises represents another milestone in our growth”,  Hutchinson said.

Thomas Global’s Sydney facilities also support the manufacture of Cross Domain Solutions for the Army’s land vehicles as well as the new range of Modular Reconfigurable Armoured Vehicle Computing Systems (MRACS).

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