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.