Kongsberg going strong in Australian market

Protector RWS with Javelin integrated onto the MCT-30 (aboard a Patria AMV). Credit: Kongsberg

Kongsberg has roughly 75 per cent of the global Remote Weapon Station (RWS) market, with a strong focus on what they to call being a ‘lethality exemplar’. Premium

C-RAM post Afghanistan

The arrival of the Giraffe radars was the last stage of the Land 19 Phase 7A acquisition project. Credit: Defence

A Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) capability was rapidly acquired by the ADF in 2010 to protect the Australian Army’s main operating base at Tarin Kot and other forward operating bases in Afghanistan. What will happen to the capability now? Premium

Rolling out a digital army

Australian Army soldiers from 7th battalion RAR, demonstrate the Land 125 soldier combat ensemble. Credit: Defence

The digitisation of Army achieved a significant milestone on March 27 when the previous Chief of Army, Lieutenant-General David Morrison declared Final Operational Capability (FOC) on Tranche 1 of Project Land 200. Premium

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.

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Virtual exercise for RAAF aircrew

FLTLT Flynn Kenney (left) and FLTLT Clinton Baldock of No 285 Squadron fly a mission in the C-130J Full-Flight Mission Simulator during Coalition Virtual Flag 15. Credit: Defence
For the first time, the C-130J Full-Flight Mission Simulator (FFMS) operated by Number 285 Squadron at RAAF Base Richmond was networked to the exercise.