The news that the BAE Systems Australia-led team has been selected to participate in next stage of evaluation for Land 400
Phase 2 has been welcomed by Saab Australia.
The key subcontractor is providing five key sub-systems to the AMV35 vehicle. These include:
- The Universal Tank and Anti-Aircraft System (UTAAS) which provides key sighting, air defence, fire control and coordination capabilities.
- The Land Electronic Defence System (LEDS-50) providing vital early warning and situational awareness on laser threats and allowing manual or automatic responses against these threats.
- Vehicle Electronics (or VETRONICS), the vehicle electronic architecture providing ruggedised computing, cameras, videos and displays.
- A training and simulation system including in-vehicle gunnery simulators and advanced live, virtual constructive simulators providing training to vehicle drivers, commanders and crew.
- The Mobile Camouflage System (MCS) that reduces the vehicle’s visual, thermal and radar signature and improves crew comfort in hot climates.
Under the offer from prime BAE Systems, Saab will transfer this technology to Australia and maximise local industry involvement in the manufacturing, assembly, integration, test, and sustainment for all of the sub-systems.
Saab Australia managing director Dean Rosenfield said: "We welcome engagement with local SMEs with the opportunity to contribute through the Land 400 supply chain.
UTAAS (pictured right) Specs:
- High hit probability against air targets at ranges up to 2000 m.
- Gun stabilisation better than 0.5 mils at 30 km/h on APG track.
- Maximum firing range: 5000 m
- LoS deflection range: Elevation -10º to +45º, Azimuth ±18º
- Laser rangefinder: 1.54 µm, PRF 4 Hz
- Day channel: magnification 8x, FoV 8º, direct 1:1 view
- Third generation Thermal Imager