Rheinmetall Defence Australia Pty Ltd

Rheinmetall Defence Australia Pty Ltd, headquartered in Redbank, is the entity representing Rheinmetall's range of products and services in Australia and New Zealand, and is a trusted partner to the Australian Defence Force and New Zealand Defence Force.

The ties to the Australian Government date back to more than 40 years ago through the provision of munitions. Today, we are proud to be the largest supplier of military vehicles to the Australian Defence Force. We are growing our Australian footprint to deliver system solutions and capability in the areas of mobility, lethality, reconnaissance, protection and sustainment during this important time in the life of the nation’s defence industry.

Where do we operate

Rheinmetall Defence Australia has operations in Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Townsville as well as Wellington in New Zealand and is headquartered at the state-of-the-art Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank, Queensland. Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions is our site based in Maryborough, Queensland, and is part of Rheinmetall’s joint venture with NIOA. Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions, produce ammunition in Australia in support of the Australian Defence Force’s Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle, and other military programs.

Rheinmetall Defence Australia includes the existing operations of Rheinmetall Defence Australia, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia, Rheinmetall Electronic Solutions Australia and Logistic Solutions Australia.

Australia’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE)

In 2020 Rheinmetall confirmed the opening of its Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank, Queensland, Australia and the establishment of a new national sovereign military vehicle capability that enables the design, development and local manufacture of military vehicles, platforms and turrets for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and export to like-minded nations. The MILVEHCOE is an 11ha precinct incorporating a regional headquarters for Rheinmetall and a major manufacturing hub that will deliver vehicles into the ADF including Boxer 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) under Australia’s billion project Land 400 Phase 2 and high mobility logistics trucks under the Land 121 Phase 3B/5B program.

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  • Rheinmetall Defence Australia Pty Ltd

    Headquarters

    111 Robert Smith Street
    Redbank, QLD 4301
    Australia
    Phone: +61 7 3436 2700

News

16 May 2022: Defence Minister opens history-making Maryborough defence manufacturing facility

08 Dec 2021: Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles completes handover of HX 8x8 Heavy Recovery Vehicles to New Zealand Defence Force

17 Nov 2021: Rheinmetall successfully tests composite rubber track on Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle

18 Oct 2021: Rheinmetall unveils Australian designed and manufactured Lynx Combat Support Vehicle

13 Oct 2020: MILVEHCOE Opening establishes new Australian sovereign Military Vehicle Capability

17 Sep 2019: Rheinmetall’s Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle downselected for Australian’s Land 400 Phase 3 program

29 Mar 2019: Land 400 Phase 2 – Australian Government inspects first Australian Boxer vehicle at Rheinmetall in Kassel, Germany

01 Mar 2019: Rheinmetall Submits LAND 400 Phase 3 Bid in Australia – Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle and sovereign military vehicle industrial capability offered

06 Sep 2018: Rheinmetall sells Australia over a thousand more trucks – Order worth €430 million

17 Aug 2018: Rheinmetall wins contract worth over €2 billion – Australia orders 211 Boxer wheeled armoured vehicles

25 Jul 2018: Major contract extension expected – Rheinmetall to supply more than 1000 logistic trucks to the Australian Defence Force

21 Mar 2018: Major order from Australia – Rheinmetall to supply artillery ammunition

14 Mar 2018: Rheinmetall set to supply the Australian Defence Force with over 200 Boxer wheeled armoured reconnaissance vehicles

14 Aug 2017: Rheinmetall Integrates Australian and New Zealand Business

17 Jul 2017: Rheinmetall and Supashock announce global partnership

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