Projects Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions
Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions (RNM) is constructing a munitions forging facility in Maryborough, Queensland. The facility in Maryborough will produce 155mm artillery shells, and other munitions related products. In full operation, RNM will create up to 100 jobs in the Maryborough and Fraser Coast region. The $60 million facility has received support from the Federal Government Regional Growth Fund, and the Queensland State Government Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.
Additionally, RNM will establish a Medium Calibre Load Assemble Pack line, for the production of ammunition, at the Government owned munitions facility at Benalla, Victoria. In an Australian first, the joint venture Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions is set to produce and export ammunition for the US F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme.