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The Australian Missile Corporation (AMC) has welcomed another partner after finalising an agreement with Elbit Systems of Australia (ELSA).

Global technology company Elbit Systems is a supplier to NATO and the Five Eyes intelligence alliance. ELSA accesses technology from its global network and adapts it for Australian customers in its Melbourne engineering hub. 

ELSA has established a reputation for its decade-long work with Defence and is diversifying its technology into homeland security and emergency management.

Robert Nioa, CEO of NIOA and the AMC, welcomed ELSA to the list of strategic alliances that continue to grow the AMC’s network.

"We are excited that ELSA has become a part of the AMC vision," Nioa said. "Their broad range of capabilities will be invaluable at all stages of the Sovereign Guided Weapons Enterprise process."

“We are proud to provide innovative development and customisation to AMC," Elbit Systems of Australia Managing Director, Major General Paul McLachlan (Retd) said. "We would look forward to playing a role in transferring technology from global product lines to local industry partners for manufacture, assembly, integration, and support outcomes."

NIOA is reportedly investing $130 million in domestic munitions and explosives manufacturing over the next five years, including a $60 million artillery shell forging plant in Maryborough QLD with joint-venture partner Rheinmetall Waffe Munitions, an upgrade of the Commonwealth’s Government-owned Benalla munitions plant in Victoria and an $11 million expansion of its Brisbane warehouse and distribution facility.

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