Marand Precision Engineering has partnered with Rheinmetall Defence Australia to deliver the Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle in Australia should it be selected for the $18.1-$27.1 billion Land 400 Phase 3 program.
Marand has operations in Melbourne and Geelong and supplies sophisticated engineering solutions to the defence, aerospace, rail, mining and energy sectors. It designs and manufactures solutions for a customer base that includes Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BAE Systems, BHP and Rio Tinto.
“We look forward to our strategic partnership with Rheinmetall and Team Lynx,” Marand CEO Rohan Stocker said. “Marand has decades of experience across a variety of industries, where our manufacturing expertise, business systems and scale truly set us apart from our competitors.”
Rheinmetall has delivered three Lynx vehicles to compete in the test and evaluation trials as part of the Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) to be conducted around Australia over a 12 month timeframe.
Rheinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director Gary Stewart said Marand was an outstanding Australian company with a reputation globally in major Defence projects.
“Marand is a proven partner with a global presence in Defence and its design, development and manufacturing work will be critical to the successful delivery of our vehicles to the Australian customer,” Stewart said.
Lynx has been selected by the Hungarian Armed Forces for the delivery of more than 200 vehicles in the first launch order for the vehicle globally.
Marand joins a number of companies announced on Team Lynx in recent weeks, including TacMed, DEFCON Technologies, Rockpress, Queensland Gaskets.