Australian Missile Corporation
The Australian Missile Corporation was formed to support the Commonwealth Government’s establishment of the Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) Enterprise. Since its founding, the AMC has formed collaborative partnerships with more than 350 organisations from within Australia and around the globe, including state governments, academic institutions, Australian Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and large Australian and International companies.
The AMC’s mission is to provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with the guided weapons and explosive ordnance it will need to prevail on the battlefield. We will rapidly establish and coordinate the delivery of guided weapons research, design, test, manufacture, sustainment, training, storage and disposal activities across Australia.
Our vision for the Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise is centred on responsiveness to ADF needs, acceleration of sovereign capability and efficient and resilient supply.
Australia’s strategic intent
On 5 April 2022, the Australian Government officially announced Raytheon Australia and Lockheed Martin Australia as its initial strategic partners in the $1 billion Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise.
The Australian Missile Corporation was invited to support the strategic partners as a sovereign enterprise partner.
Defence investment in guided weapons over the next two decades is expected to be in the order of AUD $100 billion.
The 2020 Defence Strategic Update (DSU) highlighted the urgent need for Australia to develop a sustainable sovereign guided weapons industrial base to deliver capability to the ADF, increase deterrence and mitigate supply chain risks in an increasingly complex geo-political environment.
How to get involved
The AMC continues to strengthen as a growing consortium of partners interested and aligned to Defence’s vision to build a sovereign, sustainable and industry-led Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise. We intend to leverage the strengths of all partners through a collaboration business model. New partners, including state governments, academic institutions, Australian SMEs and large Australian and International companies are welcome and continue to join the AMC.