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Australia selects Raytheon for GBAD

10th April 2017 - 10:44 GMT | by Nigel Pittaway in Melbourne

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Raytheon Australia was announced as sole supplier for Australia's short-range ground-based air defence (GBAD) requirement under Project Land 19 Phase 7B on 10 April.

Defence Minister Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Payne announced that the new GBAD system will be a version of the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) already in use with seven nations, including the US and Norway, but optimised for Australia through the use of local technology.

Raytheon Australia will be prime system integrator and Kongsberg will be the major subcontractor for the $1.5 billion programme, which will see a

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Nigel Pittaway is a Shephard correspondent based in Melbourne, Australia.

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