Projects Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions
Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions (RNM) is a joint venture between Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH (RWM) and NIOA. RNM has constructed and commissioned a greenfield munitions facility to forge and finish large calibre projectile shells for 155mm artillery munitions and metal parts for other munition-related products, such as mortar shell bodies and large calibre naval ammunition.
The Maryborough plant is the most modern of its type in the world, with the manufacturing capability to perform high tonnage forging operations, precision machining, nosing, heat-treating, welding, phosphating and painting, as well as extensive quality control and assurance, including destructive and non-destructive testing.
Creating more than 100 new jobs, the RNM facility will elevate Maryborough as a centre of military manufacturing excellence.
RNM has also invested in medium calibre ammunition manufacturing capability within the NIOA tenancy at the government owned Benalla munitions facility in regional Victoria, focused on delivering products to domestic and global export markets.
The medium calibre ammunition program has significant potential for export of product to the US for the Joint Strike Fighter program and other aircraft and maritime ammunition into Southeast Asia.