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Australia boosts domestic munitions production capacity

9th October 2023 - 00:08 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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A Thales Australia employee performs a visual inspection of naval 5-inch projectiles at the end of the paint line at Benalla. (Photo: Thales Australia)

Thales Australia is beneficiary of major investment in two munitions plants that it manages.

To improve its sovereign munitions production capacity, the Australian government announced on 6 October that it was investing A$220 million ($140.2 million) in two munitions plants.

The facilities are in Mulwala, New South Wales and Benalla, Victoria. The Benalla site produces ammunition, explosive ordnance and other munitions, while Mulwala focuses on propellants and explosives. Thales Australia operates both under the business name Australian Munitions.

The injection of money will be used to redevelop infrastructure at both sites and establish enhanced manufacturing processes to ready them for future production demands.

Mulwala will receive new explosive mixers that utilise resonant acoustic mixing

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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