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.

Supacat opens Australian design facility

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Supacat has opened a vehicle engineering design and analysis facility in Australia as part of its contract to produce a special operations vehicle for the army.

Ruag picks up Rosebank Engineering

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Swiss technology group Ruag has bought Rosebank Engineering which specializes in life-cycle maintenance, repairs and overhaul services for the Australian air force fleet.

Australia rolls out Thales desktop system

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Australia's Department of Defense is aiming to roll out a streamlined desktop computer system from main contractor Thales after recent completion of a pilot project.

Australia upgrading submarine sonar

POTTS POINT, Australia, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The Australian military has contracted Thales Australia for a significant upgrade to sonar systems on its Collins class submarines.

Thales Australia creates munitions group

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Thales Australia has reorganized its armaments manufacturing businesses and created Australian Munitions.

Thales Australia to represent U.S. firm

SYDNEY, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Thales Australia reports it has been appointed a regional representative of U.S. company General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems.

Australian subsidiaries in logistics deal

BRISBANE, Australia, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Thales Australia will get integrated logistics support from Boeing's Australian subsidiary while building prototype vehicles for a military acquisition program.

Thales, Winchester team on munitions

SYDNEY, July 17 (UPI) -- Thales Australia and Winchester Australia are working together for the military and commercial Australian markets for munitions and related items and systems.

Australia acquiring more Bushmasters

CANBERRA, Australia, July 5 (UPI) -- Thales Australia is to manufacture more Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles for the country's military under a proposed acquisition program.

Thales wins Aussie sub simulator upgrade

CANBERRA, Australia, June 21 (UPI) -- Thales Australia has signed a contract with the Defense Materiel Organization to upgrade the Collins Submarine Platform Training Simulator.

Thales upgrading submarine simulator

SYDNEY, June 19 (UPI) -- The simulation training system for the Australian navy's Collins class submarine is to receive upgrades from Thales Australia.

Thales gear for South Korean minesweepers

SYDNEY, May 23 (UPI) -- Thales Australia has been tapped by ITT Exelis of the United States to supply minesweeping equipment for use on new South Korean navy vessels.
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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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