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Australia greenlights Land 200 Phase 3 Battlefield Command System

14th July 2023 - 13:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Australia is belatedly pushing forward with Land 200 Phase 3 for a battlefield command system. (Photo: author)

The pursuit of a battlefield management system is back on the table for the Australian Army.

The Australian government has initiated Project Land 200 Phase 3, which will introduce a next-generation battlefield command system for ground forces.

This first step – called first pass approval in Australian nomenclature – was made on 13 July. The following day, a project notice for the Battlefield Command Systems (BCS) project was released.

Land 200 Phase 3 will supply battle management systems (BMS) and an integrated tactical communications network to the Australian Army. It will have a beyond-line-of-sight communications capacity, dismounted BCS, radio modernisation, a data interface with joint and coalition systems, and offer a technology refresh.

The BCS will

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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