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MBDA. History[edit] Shareholders, as of 2009: The consolidation of Europe's missile companies began in 1996, when parts of Matra Defense and BAe Dynamics merged their missile activities to form Matra BAe Dynamics (MBD). Matra BAe Dynamics represented half of Matra Hautes Technologies' missile business, the other half was Matra Missiles which became Aérospatiale-Matra Missiles (AMM). Then, Matra group merged with Aérospatiale in 1999. In 2000, Aérospatiale-Matra became part of EADS. In 1998, GEC-Marconi Radar and Defence Systems and Alenia Difesa combined their missile and radar activities to form Alenia Marconi Systems (AMS). In December 2001, MBD (including AMM) and the Missile and Missile Systems activities of AMS merged, creating MBDA.[6] In June 2005, LFK, a unit of EADS Defence and Security Systems, agreed to be merged into MBDA.

Products[edit] Overall, the group has 45 products in service and 15 more in development. Locations[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] Lithgow Small Arms Factory. The Lithgow Small Arms Factory is a military small arms factory located in the town of Lithgow, New South Wales in Australia. History[edit] The factory was first 'corporatised' as Australian Defence Industries by the Hawke Government, then later sold in 2006.

ADI Lithgow is now owned by Thales Australia and continues to manufacture the F88 Austeyr rifle and F89 Minimi currently used by the Australian military. The Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum is located on site with a large collection of military and civilian firearms manufactured at the factory and elsewhere. List of sporting rifles manufactured under the Lithgow name[edit] Lithgow model 1A .22 bolt-action single-shot rifleLithgow model 1B .22 bolt-action single-shot rifleLithgow model 12 .22 bolt-action 5-shot repeaterLithgow LA101 CrossOver .22 bolt-action 5- or 10-shot magazine External links[edit] Avalon Airport. The airport's location between Melbourne and Geelong makes it both a capital city airport and a regional airport, servicing a large regional catchment in western Victoria and providing connections to tourism destinations such as the Great Ocean Road.

Since Linfox Group’s purchase of the airport in 1997, Avalon Airport’s aviation operations have grown significantly as it has established itself as a second gateway to the Melbourne and Geelong regions. Today, the airport contains land and facilities that are surplus to current and projected aviation requirements. This provides the opportunity to pursue property development projects for a wider range of activities, which support Avalon Airport’s growth as an airport and as a major employment centre for the region. The airport has a single runway in addition to a helipad. History[edit] In the beginning, the airport was a sheep and cattle farm and homestead, founded by James Austin, an immigrant from Glastonbury, Somerset, England.

First pass approval given for Land 400 Phase 2. Minister for Defence, The Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, has announced that first pass approval for project Land 400 Phase 2 (Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability) has been given by the Australian Government. The request for tender has been released for the multi-billion dollar project to replace the Australian Defence Force’s Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV).

Australian companies wishing to be involved as sub-contractors have the opportunity to pursue a range of opportunities including: component and parts supply integration of Australian communications, sensor and weapons systems engineering and testing facilities vehicle sustainment and logistics. Australian suppliers can register here. Read more in the press release. Details. Government Aircraft Factories. History[edit] World War II[edit] It is noteworthy that at this stage (mid-1939) an Australian aircraft industry barely existed.

The private-enterprise Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation had by that time completed three of its first product, the Wirraway, and was in the process of building the prototype of its second type, the Wackett. Both of these were single-engined aircraft and the Wackett was not an advanced design by any criterion. The other major aircraft 'manufacturer', de Havilland Australia, had up to that time mainly assembled aircraft manufactured by its parent company imported into Australia as parts, commencing the delivery of 20 Tiger Moths, built from imported fuselages and locally manufactured wings, to the RAAF in May 1939. Total production in Australia to mid-1939 of all types of aircraft was certainly less than 100, and may have been less than seventy.[1][2] Many of these were "one-offs" and the vast majority were of "wood-and-fabric" construction like the Tiger Moth.

Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation. Wirraway aircraft under construction at a CAC factory in 1940 (AWM 000626/06) CAC Boomerang The prototype CAC CA-15 "Kangaroo" Commonwealth CA-28 Ceres agricultural aircraft Mirage III, the engines for which were built by CAC For the American company of the same name, see Commonwealth Aircraft. The Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) was an Australian aircraft manufacturer. History[edit] In 1935 the Chief General Manager of Broken Hill Proprietary (BHP), Essington Lewis, visited Europe and formed the view that war was probable. Shortly after the establishment of CAC, Mascot-based Tugan Aircraft was purchased. In 1964 after a large amount of political lobbying CAC began producing components for the Sabre's replacement, a version of the Dassault Mirage III, as a subcontractor to the Government Aircraft Factory (GAF).

CAC produced an extremely wide range of aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force and civilian operators. The Kiowa was the last type built by CAC. Bus bodybuilding[edit] MBDA. History[edit] The consolidation of Europe's missile companies began in 1996, when parts of Matra Defense and BAe Dynamics merged their missile activities to form Matra BAe Dynamics (MBD). Matra BAe Dynamics represented half of Matra Hautes Technologies' missile business, the other half was Matra Missiles which became Aérospatiale-Matra Missiles (AMM). Then, Matra group merged with Aérospatiale in 1999. In 2000, Aérospatiale-Matra became part of EADS. In 1998, GEC-Marconi Radar and Defence Systems and Alenia Difesa combined their missile and radar activities to form Alenia Marconi Systems (AMS). In 1999 GEC-Marconi (renamed Marconi Electronic Systems) was sold to British Aerospace and became part of the merged company, BAE Systems.

In December 2001, MBD (including AMM) and the Missile and Missile Systems activities of AMS merged, creating MBDA.[6] In June 2005, LFK, a unit of EADS Defence and Security Systems, agreed to be merged into MBDA. Products[edit] Locations[edit] Shareholders[edit] WA australian marine complex. Gibbs & Cox. Gibbs & Cox is a U.S. naval architecture firm that specializes in designing surface warships.

Founded in 1922 in New York City, Gibbs & Cox is now headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. The firm has offices in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Newport News, Virginia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Adelaide, Australia (Gibbs & Cox Australia PTY LTD).[1] In 2003, more than 150 warships built to the firm's designs, including 60 percent of the U.S. Navy's surface combatant fleet, were on active duty in nearly 20 navies.[2] History[edit] The firm was founded as "Gibbs Brothers" by self-taught naval architect William Francis Gibbs and his brother Frederic H.

In 1931, Gibbs & Cox designed the MV Savarona, a large luxury yacht. According to company officials, more than 70 percent of U.S. tonnage launched during World War II was built to Gibbs & Cox designs. In 1950, Gibbs & Cox designed the SS United States, the largest liner ever built in the United States and the fastest liner built anywhere. Iveco. Iveco, an acronym for Industrial Vehicles Corporation, is an Italian industrial vehicle manufacturing company based in Turin, Italy, and entirely controlled by CNH Industrial Group.

It designs and builds light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, quarry/construction site vehicles, city and intercity buses and special vehicles for applications such as firefighting, off-road missions, the military and civil defence. This name IVECO first appeared in 1975 after a merger of Italian, French and German brands.[1] Its production plants are in Europe, China, Russia, Australia, Africa, Argentina and Brazil, and it has approximately 5,000 sales and assistance points in over 160 countries. The worldwide output of the company amounts to around 150,000 commercial vehicles with a turnover of about €10 billion.[2] History[edit] Following the merger, the newly founded Iveco began rationalizing its product range, manufacturing plants and sales network, while keeping the original brands. Brands[edit] Rheinmetall. Headquartered in Düsseldorf, Rheinmetall AG is an automotive parts supplier and military technology group.

In fiscal 2012 (2011), the company’s 21,766 (21,516) employees generated sales of €4.7 billion (€4.4 billion). Rheinmetall was the tenth-largest European defence contractor in 2011.[1] The Group’s Automotive unit had sales in fiscal 2012 of €2.369 billion, while sales of its Defence arm for the same period came to €2.335 billion.[1] Rheinmetall AG is listed on the German MDAX; its shares are traded on all German stock exchanges.[1] Company structure[edit] Automotive[edit] Defence[edit] Rheinmetall AG's Defence arm is one of the world's leading producers of systems and equipment for ground, air and naval forces.[2] Rheinmetall Defence has three divisions: Combat Systems, Electronic Solutions and Wheeled Vehicles.

History[edit] The steam locomotive parked in Trebnje, Slovenia, was produced in 1922 by Rheinische Metallwaren- und Maschinenfabrik from Düsseldorf. Recent acquisitions[edit] Heckler & Koch. Heckler & Koch GmbH (HK) (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛklɐʔʊntˈkɔx][1]) is a German defense manufacturing company that manufactures handguns, military rifles, submachine guns, and grenade launchers. The company is located in Oberndorf in the state of Baden-Württemberg, and also has subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France and the United States. The Heckler & Koch Group comprises Heckler & Koch GmbH, Heckler & Koch Defense, NSAF Ltd., and Heckler & Koch France SAS. The company motto is "Keine Kompromisse! " (No Compromises!). Their products include the MP5 SMG, the G3 battle rifle, the HK33, G36, HK416 battle rifles, the Heckler & Koch HK21 general-purpose machine gun, the MP7 PDW, the UMP SMG, the USP series of handguns, and the high-precision PSG1 sniper rifle.

History[edit] With the fall of Germany at the end of World War II, Oberndorf came under French control, and the entire Waffenfabrik Mauser AG factory was dismantled by French occupying forces. Diversification[edit] See also[edit] Iveco. Oshkosh Corporation. Oshkosh global headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA Oshkosh Plant A MK36 wrecker variant of the MTVR USAF Oshkosh P-15 8x8 airport crash tender USAF Oshkosh T-3000 6x6 airport crash tender NASA-USAF Oshkosh T-3000 4x4 at KSC in Florida USMC Oshkosh MB1 fire tender USAF Oshkosk P-4 crash tender (right) Oshkosh Corporation, formerly Oshkosh Truck, is an American industrial company that designs and builds specialty trucks, military vehicles, truck bodies and access equipment. History[edit] Founded in 1917 as the Wisconsin Duplex Auto Company, the company was created to build a severe-duty four-wheel-drive truck.

Locations[edit] With its global headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation has manufacturing operations in 11 countries and additional service operations in 16 countries. Oshkosh products and services are sold in more than 130 countries around the globe. Subsidiaries[edit] Products[edit] Access equipment[edit] Defense[edit] Fire and emergency[edit] Commercial[edit] See also[edit] Timoney Technology Limited of Ireland. Timoney Technology Limited of Ireland is an Irish company which designs, develops and manufactures powertrains and independent suspension systems for heavy duty trucks, motor coaches and military vehicles. Military[edit] Timoney designs and develops a variety of standard armoured and soft skin mobility systems for military, commercial and specialist applications, principally utilising an independent suspension technology.

Timoney Armoured Vehicles[edit] Timoney designed a 4x4 wheeled APC, designated Marks I, II, II,( all one off's), and 5 Mark IV's and five Mark VI's were also built for the Irish army. During 1975, 123 Timoney Armoured Personnel Carriers Mark V were subsequently built under license by Beherman Demoen as the BDX in Belgium. The BDX was then used by the Belgian Air Force and the Belgian Gendarmerie. Australian Bushmaster Troop Carrier[edit] A pre-production Bushmaster Bronco All Terrain Tracked Carrier[edit] Crusher Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle[edit] Terrex AFV Family[edit]

BAE Systems Land & Armaments. BAE Systems Land & Armaments is a subsidiary of BAE Systems Inc. and is responsible for the design, development and production of combat vehicles, ammunition, artillery systems, naval guns and missile launchers. It is the largest such company in the world.[2] It was created on June 24, 2005, following the completion of BAE Systems plc's acquisition of United Defense and its merger with BAE Systems Land Systems. The L&A group In 2007 BAE Systems acquired Armor Holdings adding to the size of Land & Armaments significantly.

History[edit] Until 2004 BAE Systems was a relatively small player in the land systems industry, however following the 2004 purchase of Alvis Vickers, the 2005 acquisition of United Defense and the acquisition of Armor Holdings in 2007 it is now the largest land systems defense contractor. BAE Systems was formed in 1999 by the merger of British Aerospace (BAe) and Marconi Electronic Systems (MES). Organization[edit] Global Tactical Systems[edit] US Combat Systems[edit]

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