Companies in Florida, Australia team up to service Australian military aircraft


Aug. 14 (UPI) — U.S. and Australian defense contractors have signed a comprehensive teaming agreement for the sales of products and services in Australia.

The companies, Florida-headquartered Associated Aircraft Manufacturing and Sales Inc. and Milspec Services Pty Ltd. of Queensland, Australia, have been working with Australia’s military for a combined 50 years.

AAMSI is a Boeing-licensed structural parts manufacturer for F-18 fighter aircraft and CH-47 helicopters, while Milspec Services is a long-established supplier of logistical services and spares support to the Australian Defense sector.

Working together, the two companies will improve the support provided current and future customers without adding any extra costs to the Commonwealth of Australia.

“This partnership shows the commitment of AAMSI and Milspec Services to provide long-term support of the F-18 and CH-47 in our region by bringing together the leading Boeing-approved component manufacturer and Australia’s leading defense supplier,” Steve Byrne, director of Milspec Services Pty. Ltd., said in a press release.

Added Dennis Zalupski, president and chief executive officer of AAMSI: “The opportunity for AAMSI to team with such a well-established company in Milspec Services will surely strengthen the product and service offerings we can bring together to the Australian Defense sector.”