Chapter Seven

Upon relinquishing to Tenix the balance of the ANZAC contract in 1996, Transfield pursued its defence interests elsewhere. In October 1999, in association with the Thales Group from France, Transfield purchased ADI, the Commonwealth Government defence contractor and Australia's only supplier of military ordnance.

In private ownership for the first time in its history ADI had in Thales, on the one hand, an international technology partner and in Transfield on the other, a proven local engineering contractor, with specific expertise in the defence industry.    


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2001. Testing of overhauled naval gun for ANZAC class frigates by ADI. Guido Belgiorno-Nettis at the periscope of one of the submarines refurbished by ADI. 1989. One of the floating bridges supplied to the Australian Defence Force.