Thales Australia taps RPC Technologies for Hawkei project

Thales Australia taps RPC Technologies for Hawkei project

SYDNEY, June 13 (UPI) --Australian engineering company RPC Technologies has been pre-awarded a $4.7 million contract by Thales Australia to produce Hawkei armored vehicle dashboards.
Richard Tomkins
Thales Australia acquires Austal command-and-control system

Thales Australia acquires Austal command-and-control system

SYDNEY, May 30 (UPI) --Thales Australia has acquired a command-and-control system from Austal, enhancing its product portfolio.
Richard Tomkins
Japan orders Australian armored vehicles

Japan orders Australian armored vehicles

SYDNEY, April 8 (UPI) -- Bushmaster armored personnel carriers from Thales Australia have been ordered by Japan’s Ministry of Defense for its Ground Self-Defense Force.
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Thales chooses Steyr grenade launcher for EF88 rifle

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Steyr Mannlicher's SL40 grenade launchers will be part of Thales Australia's EF88 rifle package under development for the Australian military.

Thales Australia selects Austrian grenade launcher

SYDNEY, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A grenade launcher from Austria's Steyr Mannlicher has been selected by Thales Australia for use on a rifle being developed for the Australian Defense Force.

Thales Australia providing support for frigate combat systems

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Thales Australia has won a $42.6 million contract for in-service support for combat systems on four Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigates.

Thales Australia commissions UAV study

SYDNEY, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Implications for air traffic management of unmanned aerial vehicles using non-segregated air space in Australia is to be conducted by an Australian university.

Australia commissions MU90 torpedo after delays

CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Australian navy has commissioned the MU90 torpedo after successful testing firing in August, but years of delay.

MU90 torpedo operational with Australian Navy

PARIS, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- All Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigates are now equipped with the MU90 lightweight torpedo following completion of firing tests, Thales announced.

Thales, ST Kinetics agree on Australian munitions work

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Thales and Singapore Technologies Kinetics have agreed to develop ST Kinetics' 40mm low-velocity air-bursting ammunition for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Thales Australia recruits for supply chain

SYDNEY, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Thales Australia is recruiting small- and medium-sized businesses for its Hawkei patrol vehicle manufacturing supply chain.

BAE, Alliant, Thales on Aussie munitions shortlist

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Australia has shortlisted three consortia for its Domestic Munitions Manufacturing Arrangeements Project.

Thales delivers 1,000th Bushmaster to Australia

CANBERRA, Australia, June 14 (UPI) -- The Australian Department of Defense took delivery of its 1,000th Bushmaster protected vehicle produced at Thales Australia's facility in Bendigo.

Thales delivers final Hawkei test vehicles

CANBERRA, Australia, May 31 (UPI) -- Thales Australia has delivered the final two of six Hawkei vehicles to Australia's Defense Materiel Organisation for testing and evaluaation.

Australia issues RFT for frigate maintenance

CANBERRA, Australia, May 8 (UPI) -- Australia's military issued a Request for Tender for repair and maintenance of the country's fleet of Adelaide class frigates.
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Thales Australia (formerly ADI Limited) is a primary defence contractor for the Australian Defence Force. Thales Australia is best known for its naval ship repair operations, and currently leases the Captain Cook graving dock at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney, New South Wales and also leases and occupies many of the buildings there. ADI's large site in St Mary's in western Sydney is being progressively being repatriated for residential development with their munitions capability being consolidated in Benalla, Victoria and their testing facilities being sold to Vipac Engineers and Scientists. ADI manufactured the Steyr AUG based, F88 Austeyr assault rifle at Lithgow Small Arms Factory. ADI also produced a variety of smokeless powders for reloading rifle, pistol & shotgun cartridges, production of Australian armoured vehicles, such as the Bushmaster and producing Australian specific modifications to imported military vehicles.

In previous years, ADI was the sole defence contractor in Australia, although this changed with the creation of the Tenix Group company, Tenix Defence.

ADI was based on Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney, New South Wales, though they also maintained a R&D/Custom production facility in Brisbane, Australia. In 2004 they applied to the Australian Equal Opportunities Commission to exclude workers of certain nationalities for security reasons.

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