The Sovereign Missile Alliance (SMA), an included three way partnership firm backed by founding and sovereign Australian equal shareholders Electro Optic Methods Pty Ltd (EOS) and Nova Methods, has introduced its intention to collaborate with Diehl Defence on the Sovereign Guided Weapons Enterprise (the Enterprise). This follows the announcement of the Enterprise in 2021 by the Australian Prime Minister, Minister for Defence, Minister for Defence Trade and the Minister for Trade, Science and Expertise. The Enterprise will assist missile and guided weapons manufacturing to be used throughout the Australian Defence Power. The SMA, along with EOS and Nova Methods, seeks to be a strategic trade associate and a key contributor to the Enterprise.

Jim McDowell, Group CEO of Nova Methods mentioned, “Nova Methods and EOS are two Australian mid-tier defence entities of scale which might be 100% Australian owned and managed. The Sovereign Missile Alliance welcomes the dedication of Diehl Defence to take part within the Sovereign Guided Weapons Enterprise in key technological areas.”


Helmut Rauch, CEO of Diehl Defence, added: “We’re wanting ahead to intensifying the cooperation with our Australian companions. We’ll extremely admire any alternative to crew up as one component inside the Sovereign Guided Weapons Enterprise and supply guided missile experience.”

EOS’ founder and Group CEO, Dr Ben Greene mentioned, “The Sovereign Missile Alliance is devoted to offering a household of sovereign guided weapons for the defence of Australia. This collaboration with Diehl Defence will deliver world main expertise to Australia to allow this growth to happen.”

Between them, the SMA will be capable to leverage experience from greater than 1,000 Australian staff and annual turnovers of round AUS$500M+ in income. Germany-based Diehl Defence is a major provider and well-established contractor for guided weapons expertise. The proposed cooperation of Diehl Defence with the Enterprise will present the chance for additional functions of its guided weapons capabilities, whereas Australian defence trade will profit from the switch of confirmed expertise, which can make Diehl Defence a powerful contributor to the SMA and the Enterprise. In response to the SMA’s public bulletins, Diehl Defence is confirming its curiosity and dedication to collaborate with the SMA on a non-exclusive foundation. Additionally, this cooperation will additional strengthen the ties between Diehl Defence and Australian defence trade, notably in its beforehand introduced manufacturing settlement with EOS.