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Thales Australia extends partnership with NZDF

10 December 2019
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Thales Australia's Australian Munitions (AM) business has entered an agreement with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to continue to supply ammunition and ordnance until 2037.

Thales Australia said on 10 December that the accord, which expands existing contractual arrangements, features the design and production of "bespoke small arms munitions", including the 5.56 mm training round F262T. Financial details were not disclosed.

The company said the 5.56 mm training cartridge and others "have been designed by AM to specifically meet the NZDF's evolving capability requirements".

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