Rheinmetall Defence has signed its first Global Supply Chain agreement to provide Australian companies greater access to international supply chains.
“The Agreement will provide new commercial and defence opportunities in Rheinmetall’s international supply chain, and assist in breaking down barriers that may otherwise deter local firms from doing business in overseas markets.” The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said in a statement Thursday.
This agreement follows the recently announced extension to existing Global Supply Chain Program agreements with Thales and Raytheon, which will maximize export opportunities for Australian companies.
”As the Minister for Defence Industry, I am keen to ensure opportunities are maximised for Australian companies competing for Defence business and local companies are afforded every opportunity to compete for work in the supply chains of multinational defence companies,” he said.
”Seven primes are now contracted under the Global Supply Chain Program, creating opportunities for Australian companies across all domains and offering training and mentoring to ensure they are well placed to be internationally competitive.”
The Primes currently participating in the program are Boeing, Raytheon, Thales, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman and Rheinmetall Defence Australia.
Rheinmetall has won a contract to set up an urban warfare “training city from a customer of Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region. The complete ‘training city site, which will be constructed in the customer country, will have technical features that make it the advanced training centre for preparing soldiers and security personnel for urban operations
Rheinmetall, which is repositioning itself under the name ONE Rheinmetall, has mapped out a strategy program that will integrate Automotive and Defence sector into even more efficient union. The aim is to optimize cooperation between the two sectors, generally enhance group effectiveness in its areas of business, generate growth, and expand market shares, the company announced thursday
Rheinmetalls defence sector posted a high order intake of €1,751 million in the first half of 2016, considerably exceeding the prior-year figure (H1/2015: €1,235 million) with growth of 42 percent. The sectors order backlog reached a new record value of €6,905 million (June 30, 2016)
Rheinmetall and Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) have formed a joint venture to make medium-calibre ammunition for US market, including the 25mm for F35 Joint Strike Fighter. The two firms announced the move at the AUSA show in Washington D
Rheinmetall has won a €134 million to supply 110 HX81 tractor-trailers to an international customer. The order has been earmarked for delivery between January 2018 and February 2019
The Royal Australian Air Forces entire fleet of F/A-18F Super Hornet fighters have completed their first upgrade, as part of the Spiral Upgrade Program under which the fleet will receive incremental capability upgrades. The job was finished on budget and two weeks ahead of schedule by the Electronic Attack Enterprise team, consisting of Air Force, Defences Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Boeing Defence Australia and Raytheon Australia, the RAAF said in a statement Tuesday
Rheinmetall and Airbus Defence & Space have supplied the Cargo Hold Trainer Enhanced (CHT-E) for the A400M transport plane to the Royal Air Force on October 20 at a formal handover ceremony. This training system is located in the National Training Centre at the Royal Air Force station in Brize Norton, the company announced today
L-3 Oceania has been awarded contracts worth $307 million for the supply of night vision goggles, helmet mounts, head harnesses and laser aiming devices to Australian Defense Forces. The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced the project has been given the green light, Australian Department of defense said in a statement Friday
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