Hawker Pacific has launched its ICN Gateway for the forthcoming Special Operations Helicopter acquisition project under Land 2097 Phase 4.
This gateway will be used as the primary vehicle for potential suppliers to register expressions of interest (EOI), respond to specific work packages as they are released and support prequalification activities.
Under Land 2097 Phase 4, the helicopters are to be proven Commercial or Military off-the-shelf, optimised for operating in dense urban environments. Four helicopters are required to be uplifted by a single C-17 and must be capable of accommodating two pilots and four troops sitting on the cabin floor.
These helicopters will primarily support air assault of small Special Forces teams and should be capable of being rapidly re-configured by fitment of proven, ISR equipment and weapons systems.
“The launch of this gateway will continue to support Hawker Pacific’s commitment to growing Australia’s sovereign Defence Industry capability base," Craig Purry, Vice President Government Business Asia Pacific, said.
“Hawker Pacific are committed to identifying and engaging with small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and Indigenous businesses, which have capabilities to support upcoming work packages and demonstrate a real value proposition to the project."
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are open until August, 5, 2019. More information about Hawker Pacific’s Special Operations Helicopter program is available here.