Australian companies are being invited to join with prime Raytheon to participate in Project Land 19 Phase 7B (Short Range Ground Based Air Defence).
Worth up to $2 billion, the project will deliver Army’s future Short Range Ground Based Air Defence (SRGBAD) capability based on the proven National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) which is fielded in seven nations, including the US.
The system provides ground based air defence against fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial systems.
“We want to create as many local jobs as we can and Raytheon’s response has a strong focus on identifying opportunities for Australian companies to participate in the project,” Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said at the launch.
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.
Defence and Raytheon are already investigating mounting missile launchers on Thales’ Australian made Hawkei vehicle and using Canberra based CEA Technologies’ radar.
Raytheon will conduct a series of industry showcases in every capital city later this year to provide companies which have registered on the portal the opportunity to discuss their capabilities with Raytheon.
The cut-off date to register on the portal is 25 October. The dates for the showcase events will be announced soon.
To access the portal click here.