Thales to Develop Advanced Rocket Motor for Australia’s Hypersonic Weapons Program

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Thales Australia will start the development of a rocket motor for Australia’s hypersonic weapons.

The Australian Hypersonics Research Precinct unveiled by Defence Minister Peter Dutton at Eagle Farm in Brisbane today will accelerate collaboration between Defence, industry, universities and international partners to advance Australian development of hypersonic technology.

Thales Australia is supporting the government’s national security objectives through its Collaborative Research and Development Program delivering Advanced Rocket Motor Technology.

“Thales is proud to work with are range of SMEs including Southern Launch, Airspeed, Mincham and Mackay Defence, who will deliver specialised technology for the complex program including tooling and precision engineering, specialised polymeric insulation products, composite cases, as well as design and launch services,” said CEO of Thales Australia, Chris Jenkins.

Thales Australia already works with more than 600 Australian small and medium enterprises and a large range of weapons systems.