Australia downselects Rheinmetall and BAE Systems for its Land 400 Phase 2 CRV program 52807165

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Australia downselects Rheinmetall and BAE Systems for its Land 400 Phase 2 CRV program
The Department of Defence announced on July 29 the selection of two tenderers to participate in the next stage of evaluation for LAND 400 Phase 2, Army’s Mounted Combat Reconnaissance capability. The two tenderers are the Rheinmetall Boxer and the BAE Systems Australia AMV35. The Elbit Systems/ST Kinetics Sentinel II and the General Dynamics Land Systems/Thales Australia LAV 6.0 have not been selected for the evaluation phase.
     
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The Rheinmetall Boxer (Photo Rheinmetall)
     
Deputy Secretary Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Mr Kim Gillis, said both BAE Systems Australia Limited and Rheinmetall Landsysteme Gmbh have been assessed as offering competitive solutions with designs based on capabilities already in service with other nations.

“When introduced into service Army will have a capability which represents a quantum leap in protection for our soldiers while providing enhanced sensors and weapon systems for the crew,” Mr Gillis said.
     
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The BAE systems Australia AMV 35 showcased at Eurosatory 2016 (Photo Army Recognition)
     
“Today’s announcement follows an extension to the Request for Tender (RFT) evaluation period to conduct a review of the Australian industry involvement elements of the LAND 400 Phase 2 Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) to ensure Australian industry involvement can be optimised.

“The review undertaken by Deloitte Australia found clear alignment between the LAND 400 Phase 2 tender evaluation process and the policy direction and priorities of the 2016 Defence Industry Policy Statement (DIPS),” he said.

The decision to conduct the Review has resulted in an improved understanding of industry, demonstrated clear alignment between the DIPS and the proposed RMA activities, and helped reinforce the importance of industry as a fundamental input to capability.
 

 

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