+-What is the Australian Missile Corporation?
The Australian Missile Corporation (AMC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NIOA, the largest Australian-owned supplier of firearms, weapons and munitions to the Australian Defence Force, Law Enforcement community and commercial sector.
The AMC was formed in May 2021 as a collaboration platform following the Commonwealth Government’s announcement in March 2021 to invest $1 billion to accelerate a sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) Enterprise.
+-What is the AMC’s vision?
An effective, sustainable and sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise centred on acceleration of sovereign capability, responsiveness to ADF needs, and efficient and resilient supply.
+-What role will the AMC play in the GWEO Enterprise?
As an enterprise panel partner, the AMC will facilitate collaboration between platform members and serve as a point of sovereign-controlled contact for the Commonwealth Government.
This will involve working with Government, Defence and strategic partners to establish a framework to support the enterprise capability elements including:
- Research and Development
- Test and Evaluation
- Storage and Distribution
- Training and Education
+-Who is involved in the AMC?
Robert Nioa is the global CEO of parent company NIOA. RAN Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Lee Goddard CSC is the CEO of the AMC.
Former Australian Defence Minister, the Hon. Christopher Pyne, chairs the AMC Advisory Board which also includes former US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, the Hon. Ellen Lord, US Army Brigadier General (Ret’d) Alfred Abramson and Dr Ken Anderson, former Chief of the Aerospace Division in the Defence Science and Technology Group.
+-How large is the AMC?
The AMC has more than 320 partner members as part of the collaborative platform. In the initial set-up phase, we anticipate commencement of a limited management and planning team that will expand as required. We have called for expressions of interest and begun talent identification for a range of key positions. There will be significant opportunities across the enterprise for people wishing to get involved.
+-Where will the AMC be based?
The AMC has offices in Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne.
+-Who are the AMC’s collaboration partners?
The AMC has linked with more than 320 partners from within Australia and around the globe to assist in all facets required to deliver missile, guided weapons and explosive ordnance manufacturing. Our partners include state governments, academic institutions, Australian SMEs and large Australian and foreign companies. New partners are welcome and continue to join the AMC.
+-How will the AMC model operate?
The AMC’s collaboration model, with a broad range of organisations under the one umbrella, means we have the flexibility to support Defence’s scope of work.
+-What role will Australian companies play?
Australian companies have some of the world’s best technology. As a sovereign owned and controlled entity, the AMC is focussed on lifting and sustaining the capabilities of Australian industry over the short, medium and long term. We will work with Government and our partner network to maximise Australian Industry Content.
+-Will new infrastructure be built?
The AMC will work with the enterprise’s strategic and sovereign industry partners to deliver an array of necessary infrastructure to support this program into the future.
+-What missiles will be produced?
The AMC will work closely with Defence and our strategic and sovereign industry partners to address immediate inventory priorities and future capability requirements.