27.10.2021

AMC and Elbit Systems of Australia form strategic alliance

The Australian Missile Corporation (AMC) has welcomed another highly valued and experienced partner after finalising an agreement with Elbit Systems of Australia (ELSA).

ELSA has established a strong reputation for its decade-long work with Defence and is diversifying its world-leading technology into homeland security and emergency management.

A globally renowned technology company, Elbit Systems is a trusted supplier to NATO and the Five Eyes intelligence alliance and ELSA accesses that leading-edge technology from our global network and adapts it for Australian customers in our Melbourne engineering hub.

Robert Nioa, CEO of NIOA and the AMC, welcomed ELSA to the list of strategic alliances that continue to grow the AMC’s network. “We are excited that ELSA has become a part of the AMC vision. Their broad range of capabilities will be invaluable at all stages of the Sovereign Guided Weapons Enterprise process,” Mr Nioa said.

Elbit Systems of Australia Managing Director, Major General Paul McLachlan AO, CSC (Retd) said: “We are proud to provide innovative development and customisation to AMC. We would look forward to playing a role in transferring technology from global product lines to local industry partners for manufacture, assembly, integration, and support outcomes”.

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 $11m expansion of its Brisbane warehouse and distribution facility*.

ELSA has been involved in the innovation of Australian sovereign capability since 2010 and employs more than 200 highly-skilled professionals, including 80 veterans and nearly 100 engineers. ELSA’s official headquarters are in Canberra with offices and facilities in Brisbane and Melbourne.

*Financial information in this media release relates to NIOA not Elbit Systems.

Media Contacts:

NIOA – Nigel Everingham media@nioa.com.au (07) 3621 9999

Elbit Systems of Australia – Angela Harper 0428 812 198 angela.harper@elbitsystems.com.au