Land

Electro Optic Systems has been selected as the remote weapon system provider for Land 400 Phase 2, placing the company in pole position for Phase 3.

The Request for Tender for Land 400 Phase 3 – the largest Land program ever undertaken - has formally been released.

Australian company Varley and global defence company Rafael have agreed on a joint venture called Varley Rafael Australia (VRA) as the Rafael Spike LR2 missile is confirmed as the Boxer ATGM.

Army accepted delivery this week of the DJI Phantom UAS, a training drone set to be rolled out throughout the entire organisation, including Reservists and Cadets.

Sig Sauer and Melbourne-based Aquaterro have announced an agreement to manufacture, assemble, upgrade, and support small arms platforms and capability systems for the duration of the capability life cycle.

The government has officially signed the contract with Rheinmetall for the delivery of 211 armoured combat reconnaissance vehicles.

News that the final phase of Land 121 has been announced is very welcome.

The ADF’s land capabilities are set for a significant upgrade with the purchase of 1044 additional new-generation medium and heavy trucks, 872 modules and 812 trailers, worth $1.4 billion.

The selection of the Spike LR2 anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) to equip Army’s future fleet of Rheinmetall Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicles (CVRs) will provide a potent capability developed over nearly four decades of operational service.

Withdrawing from Germany would impact US forces and Washington’s national security interests by significantly reducing its ability to project power.

Army announced the completion of the latest phase of its Black Hornet Nano unmanned aerial systems capability introduction in late May, following on from successful trials in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area.

Danish company MyDefence has launched Pitbull, a wearable Counter UAS solution that utilizes smart jamming to defeat enemy drones.

Around 35 registered representatives from industry attended CASG’s Land 53 Phase 1BR Tranche 2 (Emerging Night Fighting Technology) briefing in Melbourne on June 19.

Defence is seeking input from Australian industry on the proposed tender timeline for LAND 400 Phase 3.

L3 Micreo has successfully delivered the first batch of the new Silvershield vehicle-mounted counter-improvised explosive device (IED) force protection systems to Defence.