BAE Systems, Finland’s Patria group have teamed up to offer AMV35 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle for Phase 2 of Australia’s LAND 400 program.
"Our plans to manufacture in Australia involve transferring intellectual property rights, technical information, skills, engineering data and know-how from the AMV35’s Finnish and Swedish makers into Australia to establish manufacturing capability here." the company announced Thursday.
BAE Systems Australia will also work with its overseas partners to establish global supply chain opportunities for local SMEs.
Two of BAE Systems’ AMV35s arrived in Australia in early May, ready for the Commonwealth’s Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) which is due to start later this year. The tenders for the 12-month RMA evaluation are expected to be announced soon.
BAE Systems Australia and its LAND 400 international teaming partners, BAE Systems Hägglunds (Sweden) and Patria Land Systems (Finland), are participating in the Department of Defence Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s Australian Industry Capability (AIC) Showcase.
The showcase is visiting 11 cities across all states and territories over a five week period, providing Australian SMEs direct access to Prime Contractors in the running to build the LAND 400 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles.
LAND 400 program will provide armoured fighting vehicles with improved firepower, protection, mobility and digital communications to enable tactical success in current and future operational environments.