15 Jun 2015
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.
11 Jun 2015
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
27 Jan 2015
Land Forces first saw the emergence of a Bushmaster Electronic Warfare (EW) variant complete with a six-metre telescopic mast.
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.
Saab used the Land Forces show to launch the new version of the 84mm Carl Gustav M4 launcher.
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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