Australian Explosives and Chemical Corporation
A Deep Dive into the Collaborative Efforts to Bolster Australia’s Defence Capabilities:
In a geopolitical climate where defence capabilities are more crucial than ever, the Australian Government is steering the ship with a visionary initiative, the GWEO Enterprise. Aspiring to bolster the supply surety, availability, and reliability of the ADF’s Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) inventory, the Government is fostering collaboration across all tiers of industry, government, academia, and the education sector.
Enter the Australian Explosives and Chemical Corporation (Australian Explosives), an organisation with a mission to drive and coordinate manufacturing capabilities and bolster supply chain capabilities. The participation of Australian Explosives becomes paramount, marking a significant step towards achieving the Enterprise’s three key objectives—building a sustainable GWEO ecosystem, improving GWEO availability and reliability, and increasing the ADF’s GWEO inventory.
At the Australian Explosives and Chemical Corporation, our expertise spans the full spectrum of industry. From the meticulous production and supply of explosives, advanced blasting systems, and specialised mining chemicals to our innovative geotechnical monitoring methods, we set the standard. Our cutting-edge digital solutions and exhaustive range of services further emphasise our commitment. With a sustainable approach at our core, we pioneer the way in responsibly mobilising the earth’s resources.
Australian Explosives works in collaboration with the AUKUS Forum. Founding Director, Michael Sharpe, is a proven leader across a wide range of industries.
The AUKUS Forum runs a range of programs to identify and support commercialisation of technologies to help bolster the AUKUS partnership.
AUKUS is a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021.
The AUKUS Forum has become a collaboration powerhouse.
Founding Director, Michael Sharpe, is a proven leader across a wide range of industries and the AUKUS Forum runs a range of programs to identify and support commercialisation of technologies to help bolster the AUKUS partnership.
AUKUS is more than just submarines. As a trilateral security pact, it opens a whole new world of innovation and technology opportunities for industry, academia, researchers, government, and defence. Across the three nations, it supports the growth of businesses–big and small.
Not only does the pact see the US and UK help Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines, it also includes, but isn’t limited to, the three countries cooperating on:
· Quantum technologies
· Advanced cyber
· Artificial intelligence and Autonomy
· Hypersonic and counter-hypersonic capabilities
· Undersea capabilities
· Electronic warfare
· Information sharing.
This presents significant new market opportunity for manufacturers, innovators, creators and thought leaders from the three AUKUS foundation countries.
The Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese said "This whole of nation effort also presents a whole of nation opportunity; for new jobs, new industries, and new expertise in science, technology and cyber."