Land

Raytheon and Rafael have signed a joint venture to establish an Iron Dome Weapon System production facility in the US.

Hanwha has rolled out two prototypes of the Redback armoured infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) to be delivered to the Australian Army.

In-country manufacturing activities for the NASAMS Fire Distribution Centre shelter subsystem by Adelaide Hills-based Zenith Custom Creations have begun under the Land 19 Phase 7B program.

Schiebel Pacific and Raytheon Australia have teamed up for the Land 129 Phase 3 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System project for the Australian Army.

A decision can be expected later this year on how and when Defence will acquire the first of two regiments of 155mm 52 calibre self-propelled howitzers and supporting vehicles.

NIOA has won the first stage of the Land 159 Lethality Systems Project that will replace and modernise 26 weapons systems used by the ADF.

Airbus Helicopters grouped over 20 Australian partners to form Team Nightjar, as the consortium launches its solution to Land 2097 Phase 4, which is seeking a fleet of helicopters to support Special Operations.

The A$75 million contract will involve more than 50 Australian businesses to deliver five variants of the vehicle.

Airbus Australia Pacific will offer its Airbus H145M solution, and Babcock Australia will team with Bell to bid the Bell 429. Now ADM can confirm that Bell is also teamed with Hawker Pacific, and will also offer the 429 helicopter.

The Department of Defence has sought to delay first pass approval for Battlefield Command Systems under Land 200 Phase 3.

Electro Optic Systems (EOS) will deliver 251 Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) to equip the Australian Army’s Bushmaster and Hawkei protected mobility vehicles under a contract worth almost $100 million.

Airbus confirmed that they will be offering their H145M platform with the support of a number of Australian suppliers to support their Australian Industry Capability (AIC) approach.

The Strategic Domestic Munitions Manufacturing (SDMM) contract with Thales Australia for Australia’s munition factories in Benalla (Victoria) and Mulwala (NSW) has some surprises.

In a world-first, a ‘WarpSPEE3D’ 3D metal printer has been rapidly deployed and put through its paces by the Australian Army during a field exercise in the Territory.

According to Defence, the new agreements underpin the renewed strategy of multi-tenancy at the Benalla and Mulwala munitions factories.

This qualifies the steel to be manufactured for the Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles, for export to customers and as a source of supply for Rheinmetall in Germany.