Australia to produce its own guided missiles

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For reference, the following are the list of guided missiles already in ADF service:

AIM-132 ASRAAM
AIM-120 AMRAAM
AIM-9X
AGM-88 HARM
AGM-154
AGM-158
AGM-84 Harpoon
RIM-66 Standard 2
RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow
FGM-148 Javelin
AGM-114 Hellfire
Spike LR2 in future

Project Land 8113 also plans to introduce long range rockets as well which might be an interesting addition under this plan.
 
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Further to last, adding in some more missiles plus other info & commentary related to.

Current:

MissileOEMOEM in Australia Already?Comments
AIM-132 ASRAAMMBDAYes - https://www.mbda-systems.com/australia/
AIM-120 AMRAAMRaytheonYes - https://www.raytheon.com/au
AIM-9XRaytheonYes
AGM-88E HARMNorthrop GrummanYes - https://www.northropgrumman.com/who-we-are/global-presence/northrop-grumman-in-australia/
AGM-154RaytheonYes
AGM-158Lockheed MartinYes - https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-au/index.html
AGM-84 HarpoonBoeingYes - https://www.boeing.com.au/boeing-in-australia.pageExit service in future so unlikely to be candidate under this activity
RIM-66 Standard 2RaytheonYes
RIM-162 Evolved Sea SparrowRaytheonYes
FGM-148 JavelinRaytheon & Lockheed MartinYes
AGM-114 HellfireLockheed MartinYes

Future possible:

MissileOEMOEM in Australia Already?Comments
NASAMSRaytheon & Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (though US Govt may own IP)Yes for both but not currently producing missiles in countryEntering service with Land 19 Ph7
Spike LR2Rafael Advanced Defense SystemsYes - via https://www.vrasystems.com.au/site/index.cfm?display=751373Entering service with Boxer CRV and Land 400Ph3 contenders in future
Project Land 8113TBD though likely Lockheed MartinCandidates likely to include M142 HIMARS and/or K239 Chunmoo
JSM/NSMKongsberg Defence & AerospaceYes - https://www.kongsberg.com/kda/contact-us/our-offices/kongsberg-defence-australia-pty-ltd---canberra/Office only - no manufacturing or other activities really occurring
AARGM-ERNorthrop GrummanYesHighly likely in future


As you can see, the main current/future weapons are linked to either Raytheon, Lockheed Martin or Northrop Grumman with a few outliers in MBDA, Kongsberg and Rafael. Mind you, it may be that the owners of the Intellectual Property of the US derived missiles is actually the US Govt so that may help pave the way for any manufacturing licenses. Of course, Australia could always focus on future missiles altogether or simply choose to partner with someone to manage the facility regardless of which particular missiles are produced. Either way, none of the OEMs identified are currently producing any missiles in country so all are largely on an equal footing.
 

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LM are being courageous teaming with Thales, they aren't really a partner I would trust.
I've worked with and been burnt by both over the years but from a business perspective it makes sense in this case.
 

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More to the mix here:
  • Under the recent AUKUS treaty it was announced that Australia will be getting Tomahawk cruise missiles. I believe these might fall into the bucket of missile options being locally supported here;
  • Australia just released a RFP for AIR 6502 to provide a deployable, Ground-Based Medium Range Air Defence capability. Leading candidate has to be Patriot, perhaps in PAC2 & 3 variants. Another candidate therefore.
 

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More to the mix here:
  • Under the recent AUKUS treaty it was announced that Australia will be getting Tomahawk cruise missiles. I believe these might fall into the bucket of missile options being locally supported here;
  • Australia just released a RFP for AIR 6502 to provide a deployable, Ground-Based Medium Range Air Defence capability. Leading candidate has to be Patriot, perhaps in PAC2 & 3 variants. Another candidate therefore.

I believe they will also produce LRASM or at least pieces of it.
 

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