Thales  Australia  and  Wedgetail  Industries  join

forces on small arms exports to India


Thales Australia has signed an MoU with Wedgetail Industries for the design, development and manufacture of the LA106 Longreach .338Sniper Rifle chassis to support potential export opportunities to India.


Thaless relationship with Wedgetail Industries began in 2017 for the design, development and manufacture of small arms for export.


The MoU between the companies reinforces their strong partnership as they again join forces to pursue and upcoming export opportunity for the design and manufacture of Sniper Rifles to the Indian Army.


Mr.  Graham  Evenden,  Director  of  Thales  Australias  Integrated Weapons  and  Sensors

business said:


Thales is delighted to consolidate our relationship with Wedgetail Industries through the MOU. This agreement further demonstrates Thales Australias commitment to continued engagement and  development  of  Australian SMEs in the strengthening  and  sustainment  of  Australias Sovereign Industrial Capability in munitions and small arms research, design, development and manufacture..” 


Mr. Alexander Knott, Director of Wedgetail Industries said:


The signing of the MOU strengthens the relationship between Wedgetail Industries and Thales. This agreement confirms both partiescommitment to collaboration, innovation and Australian manufacturing jobs.




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