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.


  • Australian Minesweeping System (AMAS)
    Thales Australia's Australian Minesweeping System was developed with the assistance of the Australian Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the Royal Australian Navy.
  • Bushmaster
    Bushmaster is combat proven and has been successfully deployed by three armies on operations in the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific; On-going enhancement and mature through life support ensure that Bushmaster continues to meet changing requirements.
  • Hawkei
    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 under threat from Improvised Explosive Devices, mines and ambushes.