Sovereign defence capability has become more important than any other time in recent memory. NIOA CEO Robert Nioa outlines the major initiatives NIOA is taking for Australia to become more self-reliant in its national industrial defence base.
Deputy PM visits RNM Facility
Fantastic to have the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP visit the RNM munitions facility in Maryborough recently to inspect the sovereign capability that is being developed.
Construction is underway on the new Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions (RNM) Forging Plant in Maryborough, SEQ. RNM is bringing 155mm Artillery Shell manufacturing capability to Australia. This means jobs for regional Queensland and the creation of a superior artillery shell capability for the ADF.