Meggitt delivers additional weapons training simulation systems

Meggitt Training Systems Australia (MTSA) delivered five Weapons Training Simulation Systems (WTSS) at bases across Australia under Army Minor Project AMP029.44 and is also upgrading 18 existing WTSS facilities to bring them up to a similar standard as well as providing enhanced weapon simulator capability. Premium

Boxer in the fight

While neither Rheinmetall nor Northrop Grumman will confirm that they are teaming for Land 400, the stars point toward such an alignment. The Boxer is the big boy of the competition, being larger and heavier than most in the field but this brings with it an added level of protection. Premium

BAE Systems and Patria

BAE Systems Australia believes it will mount a compelling response to the Land 400 Phase 2 request for tender, teaming its own global and local experience with one of the world’s most successful eight-wheeled armoured vehicles, Finland’s Patria AMV. Premium

FFG not a ship in this case

FFG is perhaps one of the lesser known armoured vehicle manufacturers to consider throwing its hat in the ring for Land 400 Phase 2, but it is serious about its product, the Protected Mission Module Carrier (PMMC) G5 Premium

General Dynamics Land Systems & Thales Australia

General Dynamics Land Systems is in an interesting position for any Land 400 bid, given that it is the original equipment manufacturer of the Army’s current Abrams M1AI Main Battle Tank and Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) fleets. Premium

Boeing & Iveco-OTO Melara

One of the contenders for the initial phase of Land 400 is the Centauro infantry fighting vehicle, produced by Iveco-OTO Melara (Società Consortile Iveco Fiat - Oto Melara – CIO), but whether the Italian company will prime the bid, or partner with another major defence company is unclear. Premium

Bushmaster EW variant on show

Land Forces first saw the emergence of a Bushmaster Electronic Warfare (EW) variant complete with a six-metre telescopic mast.

Lockheed Martin Eyes JP154/2

Lockheed Martin provided briefings on its Next Generation Symphony radio-controlled IED defeat system at Land Forces, as it eyes the Commonwealth’s JP154 Phase 2 requirement for a Joint Counter-IED system.

New Carl-Gustav M4 on offer from Saab

Saab used the Land Forces show to launch the new version of the 84mm Carl Gustav M4 launcher.

E-textile from BAE Systems and Diggerworks

Power and data connectivity through a revolutionary e-textile that can be inserted into any garment has been developed by BAE Systems and was to be demonstrated to Diggerworks at the conclusion of Land Forces.

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