Force Ordnance Pty Ltd
FORCE ORDNANCE is the newest division of The RLD Group, building on over 35 years of excellence in engineering, manufacturing & rugged dependability. FORCE ORDNANCE supplies Australian designed & manufactured small-arms.
As part of The RLD Group, FORCE ORDNANCE builds on over 30 years of excellence in engineering and rugged dependability, forged on the battlefield.
Building on a strong reputation for working with Global Defence Departments and Law Enforcement agencies, FORCE ORDNANCE continues this tradition of high-quality innovation, manufacturing and through-life support, to ensure that those on the front line of the nation’s defence, are always armed for success.
Defence technology never stands still, and neither do we. FORCE ORDNANCE is at the forefront of advances in Military engineering, manufacturing and composite material development.
Our global focus on research and innovation delivers us cutting-edge technology, so that personnel in the field can be confident that the equipment in their hands will withstand the challenges of modern war-fighting – wherever they are, and whatever the conditions.
The RLD Group’s proven capabilities and experience through Nightforce Optics – a global provider of optic solutions for Defence forces – have guided our commitment towards delivering on five essential criteria:
• Reliability in the field and in training
• Operational availability
• Functional design and balance
• Flexibility as a modular weapon system
• Inter-operability across existing and planned ammunition types
Through a joint venture, FORCE ORDNANCE will partner with world leading Military weapons manufacturer-LEWIS MACHINE & TOOL to design, manufacture and develop Small-Arms Systems in South Australia.
Their pedigree is one of dependability, durability and a battle-proven effectiveness in-service with key NATO and Commonwealth allies. The rigorously controlled, state-of-the-art manufacturing base not only ensures swift service and response but, importantly, serves to reinforce Australia’s sovereign capability and national security.Australian Innovation
Our local innovation hub is a vital link in building domestic engineering skills and places our products in a strategically important global supply chain.Local Manufacturing
Focused on all product portfolios, our systems of manufacturing are continually improved and developed to increase wealth in the state and provide sustainable distribution from origin to service.Testing and Evaluation
FORCE ORDNANCE’s testing and evaluation processes are rigorous and exhaustive. All products undergo rigorous environmental testing in line with MIL-STD or NATO STANAG requirements, this ensures they are fit for purpose and reliable; First time. Every time.Responsive Training and Support
Our nation-wide footprint provides all the vital aspects of Integrated Logistic Support.
All Nightforce products are created to be Rugged. Reliable. Repeatable.™ These are strong words, but the product performance in real world applications prove them to be true. Nightforce riflescopes are used on six of seven continents in some of the most inhospitable environments on earth.
Nightforce didn’t start building scopes and expect people to find uses for them. Instead, they looked at real-world needs that were not being met by other optics manufacturers and created optimised products from the ground up. Nightforce has always designed the ultimate in precision instruments for its customers’ applications.
You can tell a Nightforce product is different the moment you pick one up; "solid build"; "robust turrets"; "beautiful design". Looking through it will tell the rest of the story. Nightforce has riflescopes for all needs; tactical, hunting and competition. There are more than 100 different riflescope configurations that are offered throughout the world for commercial, military and law enforcement requirements. Nightforce riflescopes are complemented by a range of accessory items, all made to the same exacting quality as their riflescopes.
Quality is key to Nightforce’s success, and the products go through a series of inspections and quality checks to be sure their customers receive a product that is as close to perfect as possible.
With more than 35 years’ experience in the field of precision manufacturing, Lightforce has forged an international reputation for the design and manufacture of innovative vehicle and handheld professional lighting equipment.
Built around the framework of ISO 9001:2008 (International Quality Standards), our manufacturing capability and capacity is agile to ensure we meet the most challenging and ever changing market demands. Our design ethos is simply that “quality is designed in, not inspected in”. With a dedicated and highly accurate logistics network, more than half of Lightforce’s production is exported worldwide to major markets in Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, South East Asia and North America.
Tried and tested, Lightforce delivers products that have been designed, developed and manufactured to operate in environmental extremes – from the harsh Australian Outback and Sahara Desert to the freezing Alaskan Tundra and beyond.
Maintaining the highest levels of quality, compliance and precision, The RLD Group has achieved Quality Management System ISO 9001: 2015 (Design and Manufacturing).
Chief Operating Officer, Force Ordnance: Monika Leniger-Sherratt
Project / Business Support Manager, Force Ordnance: Mark Nicholson
Account Manager, Australia / New Zealand, Nightforce: Jamie Dennis
National Sales Manager, Australia, Lightforce: Hugh Matthews