Thales in Australia supplies and sustains a range of products for the ADF including: munitions, weapons, optronics, protected vehicles, mission packages, and command, control, communications and computer (C4) systems.
Through our industrial resources and long-term contracts with the Commonwealth, we are the custodian of much of Australia’s indigenous defence design, manufacturing, through life management and logistic services capabilities for munitions, rifles and vehicles.
Thales in Australia also enjoys a long and proud history with the Royal Australian Navy having designed and delivered a variety of solutions in both the underwater and above water domains. The company operates the RAN’s major east coast refit, repair and maintenance facilities at Garden Island, NSW, and is the leading provider of communication systems to the RAN. For more than two decades, Thales in Australia has been supplying advanced sonar systems to naval and civil customers in Australia and overseas.
Thales’s comprehensive offering encompasses capabilities from complete warships to the supply and integration of naval equipment (radar, sonar, communications, optronic and electronic warfare), systems (combat management systems) and support services.
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Nexium Defence Cloud
Thales and Microsoft’s Nexium Defence Cloud is a proven, secure mission-ready solution that enables joint force and coalition operations to operate effectively, in a disconnected environment at the tactical edge.
Today’s navies operate in high-risk environments to protect onshore and offshore assets. Thales helps over 50 of the world’s navies perform their critical functions through tried and tested defence solutions, designed for all types of missions and systems.
Bushmaster is combat proven and has been successfully deployed by three armies on operations in a number of regions including the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific. On-going design enhancement, a wide range of user selectable mission equipment and mature through life support have ensured that Bushmaster continues to meet evolving customer requirements.
Thales is delivering a new generation of protected vehicles. Hawkei meets the requirements of global defence forces for a highly protected, mobile and integrated vehicle able to operate in an environment under threat from Improvised Explosive Devices, mines and ambushes.
Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise
Thales Australia has a long and proud history of working with and investing in Australian suppliers to further develop advanced in-country capability. Our longstanding history delivering sovereign munitions capability to the ADF has allowed us to accelerate the development of a sovereign Guided Weapon and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) Enterprise.
Thales has developed training technology and services to meet the training needs of the ADF, preparing Army and Navy aircrew through delivery of world-class training systems. Thales is delivering mission ready aircrew using best in class simulators at the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, NSW.
For over 110 years, the Lithgow Small Arms Factory has played a critical role in providing the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with cutting edge, locally-made technology. Since opening in 1912, Lithgow Arms has underpinned our national defence capabilities, as a manufacturer and supplier of small arms for Australian soldiers to use in battlefields around the world.