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Babcock Australasia has announced it will respond to Defence’s call to equip Australian soldiers with next generation technology.

The Land 125 Phase 4 project will provide Australian soldiers with “best of breed” products, systems and emerging technology.

Babcock Australasia’s Program Manager – Land, Mick Burgess, announced last week that Expressions of Interest to join Babcock’s supplier network for the project are now open.

“We invite suppliers throughout the country to work with us in partnership with Defence, as we bring a new way of working to Land 125 Phase 4. We want to hear from Australian technology developers and disruptive innovators,” Burgess said.  “As a Defence Prime committed to building Australian Industry Capability, Babcock welcomes submissions from suppliers as well as existing partners as we bring together the best technology that Australia has to offer to achieve a common goal.

“Collaboration is the key as we work together to equip Australian soldiers for the future.”

The Land 125 Phase 4 project will deliver an Integrated Soldier System (ISS) integrating all elements and subsystems that are used, worn or carried by soldiers in any operational context or environment for up to 72hrs without resupply.

The ISS will include Robotic and Autonomous Platforms integrating a wide range of inter-connected technologies including un-crewed ground and aerial systems and self-learning machines.

“Babcock is at the forefront in having the supplier networks, the experience and the capacity to deliver this long-sought after capability which will maximise soldier performance both individually and in small teams,” Burgess said. ”In partnership with Defence, Babcock bring extensive, proven expertise in asset management and technology integration to the Phase 4 project, delivering an Integrated Soldier System to equip Australian soldiers now and into the future.”

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