Thales Australia and General Dynamics team up

The aerospace, defence and security companies Thales Australia and US-based General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems have signed a long-term strategic teaming agreement to cooperate in the Australian ordnance market.

The agreement formalises many years of close cooperation between Thales and General Dynamics; cements Thales’s ability to deliver domestic munitions products to the Australian Department of Defence; and enables a refreshed approach to the munitions business in Australia, including the potential for greater exports.

Under the 10-year agreement, General Dynamics will deliver significant technology transfer to Thales in Australia, while Thales will leverage its US partner’s expertise to focus on delivering maximum value to Australian Defence through its existing munitions contracts.