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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Apr 6, 2018

For over 100 years, Lithgow in NSW has been a centerpiece to Australia’s sovereign arms manufacturing capabilities – with the armament factory equipping our military since WW1. Now under the stewardship of a leading prime, the Thales Lithgow Facility – which started its life as the Lithgow Small Arms Factory producing SMLE III rifles – continues to not only support employment in the regional hub, the products it creates are first class and a testament to Australia’s manufacturing pedigree. Join Defence Connect host Phillip Tarrant in conversation with Graham Evenden, director integrated weapons and sensors, land and air systems at Thales Australia, as they discuss the future for the facility, how manufacturing will evolve in the decades and generations ahead, the production of the latest generation of weapons the F90, the need for sovereign manufacturing capabilities and how a focus on quality engineering is central to rifle manufacture. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team