Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Day & Zimmermann joins AMC consortium

Day & Zimmermann joins AMC consortium

The firm is the latest to support AMC’s push to develop sovereign guided missile capability.

The firm is the latest to support AMC’s push to develop sovereign guided missile capability.

Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) has partnered with the Australian Missile Corporation, agreeing to provide manufacturing solutions in support of the consortium’s bid to establish a Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise (GWEOE) for the ADF.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Defence recently published a request for information on AusTender, seeking input from defence industry and academia regarding capacity and interest in supporting the GWEOE.

The initiative aims to address gaps by providing stakeholders, both SMEs and established primes, with opportunities in advanced manufacturing through the establishment of industry partnerships.

Defence is currently in the process of defining key requirements for the enterprise.

“Day & Zimmermann has a proud history of supporting the US Armed Forces and our allied nations,” Mike Yoh, president, munitions and government, said.

“We look forward to embarking on this new venture with AMC in its ambition to back the Australian government’s plan for a sovereign guided weapons facility, ready to support the ADF.”

PROMOTED CONTENT

D&Z is the latest of several defence firms to join AMC, a subsidiary of Queensland-based munitions company NIOA.

These include Austal, Quickstep, Moog Australia, Black Sky Aerospace and Thomas Global Systems.

Robert Nioa, CEO of NIOA, welcomed D&Z to the consortium. 

“We are thrilled to have the support of a globally recognized company such as Day & Zimmermann, working together with our many other collaborators on this project,” he said. 

“In D&Z, we have a family-owned business that shares AMC’s goal of strengthening the sovereign capability of our respective countries.”

AMC will face competition from Electro Optic Systems (EOS) and Nova Systems, which have also expressed interest in the program, jointly establishing the Sovereign Missile Alliance (SMA).

Earlier this year, Lockheed Martin Australia and Thales Australia also finalised a teaming agreement to facilitate co-operation in the design, development and production of Lockheed Martin’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile – Surface Launch variant.

[Related: Australia, US to collaborate for precision missile project]

Charbel Kadib

Charbel Kadib

News Editor – Defence and Security, Momentum Media

Prior to joining the defence and aerospace team in 2020, Charbel was news editor of The Adviser and Mortgage Business, where he covered developments in the banking and financial services sector for three years. Charbel has a keen interest in geopolitics and international relations, graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a double major in politics and journalism. Charbel has also completed internships with The Australian Department of Communications and the Arts and public relations agency Fifty Acres.

Day & Zimmermann joins AMC consortium
NIOA-Maryborough-Factory.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

The inaugural Defence Connect AIC Summit will place you with key decision-makers and stakeholders within the defence industry to discuss the government’s intention to improve AIC and increase the nation’s sovereign production, defence capability and resilience. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this event, register for free today to attend the live stream on 22 October. Register your interest to attend, visit: www.defenceconnect.com.au/aic-summit

more from defence connect

Sep 20 2021
Indigenous company to build new facilities at RAAF Base Darwin
A leading Indigenous construction company has been contracted to deliver a $7 million explosive ordnance storage facility at RAAF ...
Sep 20 2021
archTIS acquires Cipherpoint’s European software division
Australian cyber security company archTIS has acquired the European operations of Cipherpoint’s software division, the company c...
Sep 20 2021
Skyborne delivers CHAOS 12GA UAS to UK Defence and Security Accelerator
Skyborne Technologies has delivered its CHAOS 12GA weapon payload system to the UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA). ...