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So, major Land projects that are mechanised in nature and who’s interactions are affecting future procurement activities. 

 

LAND 106: upgrade of M113A1 FOV to M113AS4.

LAND 112: ASLAV. Mulitple phases (1-4). 

LAND 116: Infantry Mobility Vehicle, later Protected Mobility Vehicle. Multiple phases. 

LAND 400: Combined Arms Fighting System.

LAND 907: Replacement Main Battle Tank. Multiple phases, Phase 2 now concerned with Abrams upgrade. 

 

 

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Australian National Audit Office report into Land 121 Phase 4: Protected Mobility Vehicle Light (Hawkei)

 

https://www.anao.gov.au/work/performance-audit/army-protected-mobility-vehicle-light

 

Somehow we went from a Partner Nation in the Tech Dem phase of JLTV, complete with right-hand-drive prototypes being tested in Australia, to a “locally made” truck (Austrian engine, German transmission, US suspension, Israeli protected module, Israeli BMS, US radios - but locally made). 

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Rheinmetall and DST (Defence Science and Technology group of the Australian DoD) have signed a partnership treaty regarding autonomous systems.

 

https://www.dst.defence.gov.au/news/2018/10/22/alliance-boost-defence-capability

https://asiapacificdefencereporter.com/rheinmetall-and-defence-science-and-technology-sign-research-partnership-for-autonomous-systems/

 

Might leverage technology and concepts from the Boxer JODAA development and be an advantage for LAND 400 Phase 3, if Australia is also looking at optionally manned operations.

 

SPRINT_JPW_03_JOODAA.jpg

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