• A telecommunications systems technician from the 7CSR with a Harris software defined radio delivered under earlier phases of the broad Land 200 Battlespace Communications program. Credit: Defence
    A telecommunications systems technician from the 7CSR with a Harris software defined radio delivered under earlier phases of the broad Land 200 Battlespace Communications program. Credit: Defence
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Land 200 Tranche 3 contract notices concerning limited tenders to Harris Communications and Elbit Systems totalling $763.8 million have been published on Austender.  

Land 200 is made up of various phases of three projects, JP 2072, Land 75, and Land 125, and is delivering capability throughout Defence in three Tranches that commenced in 2011 and are expected to be completed between 2021-2022.

The project will provide Army with digital radios and Battle Management Systems (BMS), both vehicle-mounted and dismounted (on the soldier), across the ADF.

With contract periods dated from 21-22 September until 30 June 2024, Elbit Systems has been awarded two contracts for software amounting to $401.3 million and Harris Coomunications has been awarded two contracts for hardware amounting to $362.5 million.

Land 200 Tranche 3, planned for 2017 – 2021-22, will complete deliveries of equipment rolled out under earlier phases to the remainder of Defence and provide technical refresh of equipment previously delivered in Tranche 1 and 2.

Harris Communications was announced as the preferred tenderer for the JP 2072 Phase 3 component of the program in April 2016. Harris will provide an integrated tactical communications network for voice and data services to tactical forces over line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight applications. The solution will include tactical radios and other systems and technology from Harris as well as partner companies.

Under Land 75 Elbit Systems has been providing the BMS, which will continued to be rolled out to Army units and integrated into additional vehicle platforms under Tranche 3.

ADM understands an official announcement regarding the contracts is expected imminently.

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