Land

The ADF is looking to upgrade its 59-strong fleet of Abrams tanks and expand their under armour breaching and bridging capability through programs Land 907 
Phase 2 and Land 8160 respectively.

At this stage, the program office is taking a program approach to the two projects in order to maximise value for money through economies of scale, using a common hull where possible for the new engineering vehicles.

The advanced high-level protection for the Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) will be produced at Ruag's Bayswater facility in Victoria.

MBDA is offering its MMP missile as part of the $20 billion Land 400 project

The ARH HAD modification fits the original French Army variant, the HAP, with the Hellfire missile system and an enhanced engine.

Dogged by reports of poor rate of effort and availability, Taipan and Tiger military helicopters have had a turbulent introduction into the ADF. But gains are being made slowly but surely.

Trial vehicles were sent to Iraq’s Taji Military Complex embedded within Task Group Taji Six.

Currently Army's biggest program, Phase 2 of Land 400, concluded its Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) in August 2017. But what happens now?

MMP is being offered to the ADF as an integrated Anti-Tank Guided Weapon (ATGW) on both the Rheinmetall Boxer and the BAE Systems AMV-35 vehicles for Land 400-2.

Harris will deliver the tactical communications network, including encrypted radios, and Elbit Systems will enhance the Battle Management System (BMS) software delivered under Land 200 Tranche 1.

The Bushmaster fleet in particular will be due for an upgrade of its protection systems in the near future.

The work will investigate potential capability enhancements to inform the NASAMS’s final system configuration, including integration with existing ADF equipment.

MMP was developed by MBDA for dismounted applications and for integration onto armoured fighting vehicles.

In September Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne announced that DST Group, in partnership with industry, will develop a data recorder system for the individual soldier.

The portal will allow Australian companies to register their interest in areas such as component manufacture, assembly and test, systems integration and in-country sustainment.