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28 November 2017


Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today congratulated NIOA on being awarded a major Defence contract to supply more than 30 different munitions to our military over the next five years.

Minister Pyne said it's great to see Australian companies win more Defence work.

“NIOA’s global supply arrangement means the Australian Defence Force will use the latest technology, while creating jobs in Brisbane,” Minister Pyne said.

“NIOA has been a supplier of munitions for many years, and this contract represents their growing success as an Australian business and an important part of our defence industry.”

“This contract ensures the ADF will have a reliable source of munitions, ranging from small arms to 120mm M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition.”

“The five year contract is initially valued at $95 million, with an option to extend to 15 years.”

NIOA will source the munitions from their internal partners; Rheinmetall Waffe Munitions, Orbital ATK and Vista Outdoors. These companies have a strong reputation for high quality products with leading edge performance, and NIOA is proud to be equipping the Australian Defence Force with the best munitions.

The company has developed a purpose-built facility adjacent to Brisbane Airport which includes a state-of-the-art indoor firing range enabling weapon and ammunition testing in controlled conditions.

Established in 1973, NIOA is Australia's largest privately-owned company supplying weapons, ammunition and technical support to commercial, military and law enforcement markets.


Pictured: Robert Nioa - Managing Director NIOA and Commodore Simon Ottaviano - Director General Explosive Materiel, Explosive Materiel Branch, Joint Systems Division

Patrick Whitty - NIOA General Manager Government Business and Kelly-Anne Shipway - Deputy Director Sustainment, Land Explosive Ordnance System Program Office (LEOSPO), Explosive Materiel Branch, Joint Systems Division, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group