Bisalloy Steels has announced the receipt of a significant order from Rheinmetall for highly specialised armour steel.
The steel, developed by Bisalloy to meet the protection levels required for the Boxers and tested and certified by the German Government and the BAAINBw (the German Government testing authority) in collaboration with Rheinmetall Defence Australia, will be used for Rheinmetall’s Australian-built Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicles.
This first purchase order confirms Bisalloy’s presence in the German defence prime contractor’s global supply chain, and follows the successful completion of an extensive testing and evaluation program.
Bisalloy and Rheinmetall began collaborating in 2017 and since signed a teaming agreement that enables the two companies to collaborate on R&D, reciprocal technical visits, various plant and production tours, technical discussions, and the sharing of information.
“I am impressed by Bisalloy Steels’ people, capability and their outstanding product. I am grateful for Bisalloy’s hard work to achieve this significant outcome," Rheinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director Gary Stewart said.
“This is an important milestone for Bisalloy as a supplier to Rheinmetall, and as a supplier to the Land 400 Phase 2 program," Glenn Cooper, Bisalloy CEO and Managing Director, said. "Congratulations to the Bisalloy team who have worked for so long behind the scenes to get to this point, and we look forward to working with Rheinmetall for many years to come.”
“I remember the day we started on this collaboration, over 4 years ago, and while there have been many challenges during this time, Bisalloy has remained committed to supporting the Land 400 Phase 2 program and working with Rheinmetall to support the ADF," Bisalloy’s Business Manager – Armour and Protection, Justin Suwart, said.