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Australia issues RfI for new SUAS

25th August 2021 - 21:55 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Project Land 129 Phase 4B will find a replacement for the Wasp AE SUAS serving with the Australian Army. (ADF)

Australia begins its tender process to find a new man-portable UAV.

As predicted last month by the Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group (CASG), Australia issued an RfI on 25 August concerning a new small unmanned aerial system (SUAS) for the Australian Army.

The system’s primary purpose is to provide ISR support via near real-time video and still images, for the combat team commander by day or night, the RfI explained. In effect, the SUAS will ‘provide an over the hill, down the road and around the corner reconnaissance capability’.

Labelled Project Land 129 Phase 4B, this programme will replace 65 in-service AeroVironment Wasp AEs procured from 2017-21 and which

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