The Australian Missile Corporation has announced a collaboration agreement with a key Australian-owned contributor to the defence and aerospace industries.
AMC CEO Lee Goddard said AME Systems was a privately-owned, regionally-based business that had established a global reputation for its innovation in manufacturing customised electrical parts for military applications.
“AME Systems is a proud Australian company which has invested heavily in staff capability and the latest technology to deliver solutions for a range of industries including defence and aerospace,” he said.
“They are a prime example of the incredible innovative spirit and unwavering commitment to creating highly skilled local jobs that exists within the Australian defence industry.
“We look forward to teaming with them and our other partners to support Australia’s guided weapons and explosive ordnance enterprise.”
Nick Carthew, AME Systems Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Australian Missile Corporation. Our team has been working very diligently to make our mark in the defence arena and I’m very proud to be able to support this national endeavour from regional Victoria.”
AME Systems joins more than 350 Australian and global partners who have indicated support to the AMC in establishing a guided weapons industry in Australia.
The AMC has been invited to work alongside other industry partners including the US-owned missile giants Lockheed Martin Australia and Raytheon Australia on the acceleration of domestic GWEO manufacturing options to increase Australia’s self-reliance over time.
Founded in Ararat in 1977, AME Systems has grown from a small business to a major player with more than 400 employees based in Ararat, Melbourne and three rapidly expanding factories in Malaysia.
In recent years, the company has been expanding strategically into the defence and aviation spaces, supplying global giants such as Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Bombardier.
Its world-leading electrical harnesses and assemblies are being used by Boeing Australia in the manufacture of RAAF’s MQ-28A Ghost Bat.