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Nioa puts its hand up for Australian sovereign missile production

4th June 2021 - 02:18 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The Australian military will benefit from a nascent sovereign missile production capability. (Gordon Arthur)

Nioa, owner of the Australian Missile Corporation, inked several cooperation agreements with domestic and foreign forces at Land Forces 2021.

On 1 March, the Australian government announced it would accelerate the creation of a A$1 billion ($766 million) sovereign guided weapons enterprise. 

Nioa is one company hoping to manufacture missiles for the Department of Defence, and at Land Forces 2021, the Brisbane-based company signed several partnership agreements.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said three months ago, ‘It’s an imperative we now proceed with the creation of a sovereign guided weapons capability as a priority, accelerating this process following the idea first being explored in the Force Structure Plan.’

Nioa sees itself as a contender for the strategic industry partner to …

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