Kongsberg Defence Australia has chosen Albury-based MILSPEC Manufacturing to supply mechanical fixtures for components for sub-systems within the Australian National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) program being delivered under Project Land 19 Phase 7B.
Kongsberg, in partnership with Raytheon Australia, will deliver a NASAMS capability for the Australian Army, providing a beyond-visual-range Ground Based Air Defence capability to defeat aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and cruise missile threats.
MILSPEC will supply mechanical fixtures for the Fire Distribution Centres and NASAMS Classroom Trainers.
MILSPEC joins other Australian suppliers including Daronmont Technologies, Eylex and REDARC on the program.
“MILSPEC is a terrific example of a successful Australian business that Kongsberg is proud to partner with to deliver some key components for NASAMS sub systems,” Kongsberg Defence Australia General Manager John Fry said.
Kongsberg Defence Australia Supply Chain Manager, Sally Dunbar, said MILSPEC has proven themselves as leaders in the industry.
“Since MILSPEC commenced operations in 2002, they have proven themselves as a world-class provider of CNC machining, CNC sheet metal fabrication and welding, integration, assembly and testing of military products,” Dunbar said.
MILSPEC are now part of Kongsberg’s global supply chain, which is set to provide opportunities both in Australia and internationally.
Kongsberg Defence Australia will assemble and conduct sub-system level integration of the Fire Distribution Centre and NASAMS Classroom Trainers in Adelaide. The company will also conduct final assembly of the canister launchers and support integration activities.