who we are

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.

Lightforce Australia Group of Companies’ 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

As part of The Lightforce Australia Group, FORCE ORDNANCE builds on over 35 years of excellence in engineering and rugged dependability, forged on the battlefield.


"Our success in defence and with law enforcement agencies across the globe, has been achieved through our innovative design, stringent specifications, quality standards, and our product-support program."


The Anatomy Of A New Defence Business


Land Forces will mark the official launch of our new division under the RLD Group, which includes well known companies, Nightforce Optics, Lightforce Australia Pty Ltd, Horus Vision Reticle Systems and Euro Optics Australia.

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Australian SME partners with advanced manufacturers to develop small arms in Adelaide


South Australian business Lightforce has linked with companies across the world to form vertically-integrated small arms firm Force Ordnance in answer to Australia’s defence build up.

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