29 November 2022 – Melbourne-based manufacturer Ronson Gears is pleased to announce it has secured a contract to deliver precision gears and gear assemblies into the global Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) program.

Ronson Gears is among seven Australian companies who will deliver products into Block 2 of the ESSM program as part of a new three-year full rate production contract between BAE Systems Australia and a major Defence prime in the United States.

The ESSM is a medium-range, surface-to-air missile developed to protect warships from advanced anti-ship cruise missiles. BAE Systems Australia is the Australian industry lead in the NATO ESSM Consortium which oversees the program of up to 12 nations including the United States, Australia, Canada and Norway.

Ronson Gears manufactures spur gears, bevel gears and geared couplings and supply as a finished kit incorporating loose gears and sub-assemblies.

Ronson Gears Managing Director Gavin New said the company’s focus on continually investing in its people and machinery had kept it at the forefront of gear manufacturing in Australia, as well as globally.

“Our global outlook has ensured that we always strive to improve. This has meant that we are forever building efficiencies into what we do which has enabled us to keep pricing stable.

Constant communication with BAE has ensured over the years that our relationship is one of integrity and reliability. It is one we are very proud of.”

Up to 33 Australian SMEs including Ronson Gears will manufacture and supply parts into BAE Systems’ manufacturing facilities at Edinburgh Parks, South Australia. These local businesses will enable the growth of a significant sovereign supply chain, providing opportunities for future design, integration and advanced manufacturing in country.

For further comment contact:
Gavin New on +61 400 958 722 or