Force Ordnance, a division of the Lightforce Group of companies, has signed an agreement with Theon Sensors to manufacture, assemble, test, distribute and provide through-life support and maintenance of Theon Sensors products at its manufacturing facility in Adelaide as early as 2022.
The agreement allows Force Ordnance the right to import, wholesale, supply, distribute and promote Theon’s sensors in Australia. Theon will also be providing training to Force Ordnance for the repair and servicing of the product as there will be an obligation on Force Ordnance’s part for through-life maintenance and repair of the sensors if a deal is struck with the ADF.
Dependent on volumes, the core electronics from the products are planned to be imported from Theon in kit form such that they can be assembled and tested by Force Ordnance prior to sale, with through-life support and repairs conducted by the same team.
Force Ordnance was established in 2017 to develop Australian sovereign defence capability in the area of small arms and personal protection. The Adelaide-based business says it wants to become a major partner to defence and law enforcement agencies ultimately as a defence systems integrator.
“The Lightforce Group comprises a range of wholly owned brands and strategic partnerships that Force Ordnance brings together to present a compelling Australian solution to fulfil the Government’s sovereign capability objectives,” Lightforce Group CEO Al Jawhari said.
Force Ordnance has submitted a response to the Land 159 Lethality System project.