AMC enlisted Defence’s new partner for guided weapons enterprise

MAJGEN Andrew Bottrell (Head of Land Systems) congratulates Australian Missile Corporation CEO Lee Goddard upon the signing of the Deed, engaging the AMC as a GWEO Enterprise partner. Image credit: AMC

The Australian Missile Corporation has ventured into a partnership with Australia’s Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) Enterprise. 

Lee Goddard, CEO of AMC, said the contract enlists AMC as one of the inaugural enterprise partners for Defence and marks a significant milestone in the company’s support for the service. 

“This agreement seals the AMC’s commitment to working with Defence, industry, and the other GWEO Enterprise Partners to deliver the GWEO Enterprise objectives across the short, medium and long-term planning horizons,” the company’s chief executive said. 

The AMC was tapped in April to work with Defence, two other enterprise partners and strategic partners Lockheed Martin Australian and Raytheon Australia

AMC’s collaboration platform had expanded in recent months to include over 300 participants from defence, innovation, academia, and government sectors, Goddard added. The upgrade was aimed at covering all required capabilities to ensure the establishment of an Australian-focused domestic industrial base. 

“Since April we have added another 30 participants to the AMC platform who are now connected and committed to the GWEO Enterprise,” Mr Goddard said. “This includes high-capability Australian SMEs and international companies who are at the forefront of world-leading systems and technology solutions as well as leading Australian academic institutions and several state and territory governments.

The AMC also kickstarted a nationwide recruitment campaign for a range of defence experts and skilled professionals, ranging from guided weapons engineers to high-tech project managers and logistics specialists. 

“The AMC brings a global ecosystem of experience ready to support Defence and the strategic partners on responding to the ADF’s needs,” Goddard added.