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Diehl-Defence and Australian weapons and ammunition manufacturer NIOA have agreed an MoU to pursue opportunities to supply, manufacture and support Diehl products for Australia, the German company has announced. The initial scope of the Diehl-NIOA collaboration will cover the full-calibre 127mm naval guns that will form the core gun system of the new HUNTER class frigates under SEA5000 in the coming years. The proposed collaboration between Diehl and NIOA is designed to optimise Australian Industry Capability and ensure security of supply in line with Australian Government policy. Rheinmetall is currently establishing a Joint Strike Fighter 25mm ammunition manufacturing facility with NIOA, which is expected to be operational from the end of the year.

Gerhard Heiming