Land

ADF Reservists will gain additional reserve days and the total number of personnel expanded under new initiatives announced by the government.

Electro Optic Systems (EOS), has been awarded a $94 million contract to supply 251 Remote Weapon Stations to increase the lethality of the ADF’s protected mobility vehicles.

A lot has happened since I spoke at the ADM Congress in February this year.

With the crucial risk mitigation phase of Land 400 Phase 3 already under way, the multi-billion dollar undertaking has been rocked by the unexpected and abrupt replacement of long-time program head Brigadier Greg McGlone.

Army’s new Australian-designed and built Hawkei protected vehicle is ready to enter full-rate production at Thales’ Protected Vehicles facility in Bendigo, Victoria.

The government has just announced that Hanwha has been chosen to build 30 self-propelled howitzers in Geelong for the ADF under a sole source smart buyer decision.

The Land Combat and Protected Vehicles and Technology Upgrades Plan recently released by the Commonwealth offers a future technology roadmap at an industrial capability level.

Soldiers will deploy the WarpSPEE3D metal printer for the second time during a year-long trial between the Australian Army and Darwin based tech company, SPEE3D.

Defence has signed a $5.3 million contract extension with BAE Systems Australia to provide technical support to the Army’s M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) fleet for another three years.

Rheinmetall has signed an agreement to create a joint venture and production facility in Hungary to manufacture the Lynx infantry fighting vehicle.

Babcock Australasia has announced it will respond to Defence’s call to equip Australian soldiers with next generation technology.

Babcock has outlined its Australian Industry Capability (AIC) plan for the Special Forces helicopter requirement under Land 2097 Phase 4, should the company secure the contract.

With tender responses from the four shortlisted contenders due to CASG by 24 July, the process to select a new tactical unmanned aerial system (TUAS) for Army is about to take a major step forward.

NSW family-owned company SMETEC Services has achieved German Government qualification to cut armour steel for Rheinmetall’s Boxer vehicles.

A Request for Proposal to improve aviation support for Australia’s new Special Forces helicopters are now open to Australian defence industry.

Melbourne manufacturer Tectonica Australia has won a $25 million contract to provide sophisticated camera technology for the Army’s Boxer armoured vehicles.