Kongsberg Defence Australia has selected Australian SME Daronmont Technologies to provide shelter and shelter equipped solutions for the NASAMS system’s Fire Distribution Centre, following the contract signing on June 20th for the Land 19 Phase 7B project.
Along with Raytheon Australia, Kongsberg will deliver Land 19 Phase 7B - a ground-based surface-to-air missile system with beyond-visual-range capability for the Army. NASAMS is a state-of-the-art weapons system selected by ten other nations that will enable the Army to quickly detect, engage, and destroy aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and cruise missile threats.
The system will be assembled in Mawson Lakes, SA at a new Centre for Joint Integration at which will become Australia’s newest purpose-built, defence-systems integration facility.
The selection of Daronmont Technologies into the Land 19 Phase 7B supply chain marks the first of several Australian industries to be involved in the design and production of NASAMS for Australia. It follows the successful completion of an extensive testing and evaluation process, including an assessment of Daronmont’s product range, technical expertise and production management systems.
The Supply Chain Manager for Kongsberg Defence Australia, Sally Dunbar, said Daronmont’s performance and technological level was highly impressive.
“New supply-chain partners have to meet the highest standard of capability and product performance to participate in the program. Our goal is to deliver a highly effective air defence system that will contribute to the protection of our service men and women from modern airborne threats,” Dunbar said.
Daronmont Technologies CEO Ben Norris said he was very pleased to have been selected by Kongsberg to make a valuable contribution to the Land 19 Phase 7B capability.
“Our Australian designed and locally manufactured shelter systems are ideally suited to a range of C4I applications like the Fire Distribution Centre, and we look forward to developing a lasting partnership and further opportunities with Kongsberg,” Norris said.