Citation(s) from the literature library

Batchelor, Peter. 2001 ‘Small Arms, Big Business: Products and Producers.’ Small Arms Survey 2001: Profiling the Problem, p. 45. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1 July

Relevant contents

Australia Defence Industries (ADI), established in 1989, is the country's most important producer of small arms. Previously government-owned, it was sold to Thomson-CSF and Transfield, in 1999.

ADI has a number of production facilities in different parts of the country, including an explosives site at Mulwala, a munitions site at Benalla, Victoria, and a small arms facility at Lithgow, New South Wales.

ADI produces a light machine gun under license from FN Herstal (Belgium) and an assault rifle and grenade launcher under license from Steyr-Mannlicher (Austria).

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