A FORMIDABLE FORCE
Australian Munitions is a business of Thales Australia Limited and is the largest supplier of explosive ordnance to the Australian Defence Force, with a successful track record delivering ammunition, propellants, explosives and related services. We are also a principal supplier of small arms ammunition to the New Zealand Defence Force. Australian Munitions also produces high quality propellant and ammunition for military and civilian domestic and international customers.
Australian Munitions can trace its ammunition heritage back to the late 19th century, through the establishment of the Colonial Ammunition Company in Victoria and played a key role restructuring the Australian munitions manufacturing industry landscape over the final decade of the 20th century.
Manufacturing is based at two main regional sites – Benalla in Victoria and Mulwala in New South Wales. Our Benalla site produces ammunition, explosive ordnance and other munitions, while the Mulwala site focuses on high quality propellants and explosives. The company possesses the management depth and expertise, know-how and resources strength necessary to manage Australia’s domestic munitions manufacturing with confidence and safety well into the future.
Behind Us – Thales, A Global Group
Australian Munitions is part of Thales Australia Limited. Beyond Australia’s borders, the global Thales group offers a wealth of international explosive ordnance expertise in ammunition, fuzes, complex componentry, guided weapons and weapon systems.
Forges De Zeebrugge (FZ)
A world leader in the manufacture of aircraft rockets and delivery systems. Its 2.75″ rockets are used in Australia’s Tiger helicopters, FZ is Belgian based, and is represented in Australia by Australian Munitions.
Based in France, TDA is a developer and manufacturer of ammunition, including mortars and mortar systems, pyrotechnics, rockets and guided weapons/ systems. TDA is the parent company of Forges de Zeebrugge (FZ) and is represented in Australia by Australian Munitions.
Thales Missile Electronics
A unique and specialised team based in England that specialises in the design, development and manufacture of fuzes, seekers and sensors for complex weapons systems and missiles.
A leading specialist company for the design and manufacture of fuzes across a range of munitions calibres and guided weapon products. Thales owns 45% of the company, which is based in France and Germany.
Thales Advanced Weapon Systems
Based in Northern Ireland this centre of excellence focuses on the very short, short and medium range surface-to-air defence domain.