BAE Systems Australia has selected local partner, Milspec Manufacturing to offer a Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) for Australian Army's largest ever vehicle replacement program, dubbed LAND 400 Phase 2 to replace the General Dynamics Land Systems (8x8) ASLAV.
BAE Systems is offering Patria's AMV35 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle that will be fitted with a Hagglunds CV9035 35 mm two-person turret.
Committed to producing the AMV35 locally, Milspec will manufacture Complex Electro Mechanical Subsystems, Power Systems and Electrical Wiring Harnesse, should it be selected as the preferred tenderer, the company press releasse said.
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles' Boxer, equipped with a 35 mm Lance two-person turret, is another contender.
The Boxer and AMV35 are currently being put through their paces under a 12-month Risk Mitigation Activities (RMA) phase with the trials due to be completed late in 2017 and a contract for up to 225 vehicles scheduled for award in 2018; these will have a potential initial in-service date of 2021.
MBDA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Queensland based Ferra Engineering to support Australian Industry content proposal to contribute to $20 billion Land 400 program . MBDA Australia Managing Director, Andy Watson said
BAE Systems, Finlands Patria group have teamed up to offer AMV35 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle for Phase 2 of Australias LAND 400 program. "Our plans to manufacture in Australia involve transferring intellectual property rights, technical information, skills, engineering data and know-how from the AMV35s Finnish and Swedish makers into Australia to establish manufacturing capability here
The Australian Department of Defence has selected BAE Systems Australia and Rheinmetall to participate in the next stage of evaluation for LAND 400 Phase 2, Armys Mounted Combat Reconnaissance capability. Deputy Secretary Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Kim Gillis, said both BAE Systems and Rheinmetall have been assessed as offering competitive solutions with designs based on capabilities already in service with other nations, the Australian DoD said in a statement Thursday
General Dynamics Land Systems and Thales Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to submit a bid in response to the Land 400 Phase 2 - Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability project. The General Dynamics and Thales team will offer Australia a compelling solution comprising the complete suite of LAND 400 capabilities as required by the Australian Army
BAE Systems has signed an agreement to maintain and support Hawk training planes in the United Arab Emirates. BAE will contract with the UAE-based Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center, or AMMROC, to provide repairs and upgrades to Hawk Mk61, Mk102 and Mk63 aircraft at a facility in Abu Dhabi until 2020, the company said in a statement Wednesday
BAE Systems Australia today announced that it had awarded an additional package of LAND 400 work worth over $15M to a local firm Marand to manufacture the AMV35s turret shell. LAND 400 is the Australian Armys largest ever vehicle replacement program
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made a commitment of $200 million to upgrade Nulka active missile decoy systems on existing ships. Nulka system would help defend Australia from the threat of anti-ship missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft and land, Turnbull said
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