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Thales Benalla

Thales Benalla

About Thales Benalla

Australian Munitions – A Formidable Force

Australian Munitions is wholly owned by Thales Australia Limited and forms part of the Thales global Armaments business line. It is the country’s largest supplier of explosive ordnance to the Australian Defence Force (ADF), with a successful track record delivering ammunition, propellants, explosives and related services.

The company can trace its ammunition heritage back to the late 19th century, through the establishment of the Colonial Ammunition Company in Victoria and played a key role in restructuring the Australian munitions manufacturing industry landscape over the final decade of the 20th century.

Manufacturing is based at two major regional sites in Australia. Mulwala in New South Wales produces high quality propellants and explosives whilst Benalla in Victoria manufactures ammunition, explosive ordnance and other munitions.

Australian Munitions possesses the management depth, expertise and resources necessary to safely manage and sustain this strategic investment and also grow Australia’s domestic munitions manufacturing, with confidence, well into the future.