The Australian Defence Force has confirmed their decision for Thales Australia (as Australian Munitions) to continue munitions manufacture for long term ADI Propellant supply. This announcement provides hundreds of highly skilled regional Australian workers in Benalla and Mulwala guaranteed job security.

Dion Habner, Managing Director, Australian Munitions said it was “great news for Benalla and Mulwala and the local communities. We have around 640 staff across the two sites and last year we had an increase of the work force of about 80.”

This contract renewal ensures security and long term stability for a growing local employee base and provides certainty beyond 2020. Don Firth, Mayor of Benalla, pointed out that this also affects the “130 other small and medium sized businesses that have contracts that they supply for Benalla and Mulwala”.

Hon Christopher Pyne stated “regional Australia is a big winner from the Government’s investment in the Defence Industry and today is a good example where we are putting our money where our mouth is.” See Christopher Pyne’s full press release here.