As a strategic munitions partner under the Munitions Manufacturing Arrangement (MMA), NIOA has a long-term tenancy at the Australian government owned, contractor operated munitions plant in Benalla, Victoria.
NIOA’s tenancy houses the Australian Defence Force’s domestic production facilities for primary energetics, pyrotechnics, medium calibre, mortar and tank ammunition, hand grenades, fuzes, primers and various munitions laboratory test facilities.
NIOA is working closely with the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Explosive Materiel Branch (EMB) to determine future munitions production requirements.
The company recently began work recapitalising 120mm tank ammunition for the Australian Army’s M1A1 Abrams tank fleet and has commenced production of 30mm ammunition for Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions.
NIOA hopes to support up to 100 jobs at Benalla when production facilities are fully operational.