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Australian companies selected for vehicle projects

8th August 2019 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Seven Australian companies have been selected to share in nearly $20 million of work under the Australian Defence Force’s LAND 400 Phase 2 and LAND 121 Phase 5B projects.

Each company will deliver parts and services to prime contractor Rheinmetall Defence Australia.

LAND 400 Phase 2 will provide the Australian Army with 211 Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicles, which Rheinmetall will assemble at its facility in South East Queensland. LAND 121 Phase 5B will provide heavy and medium logistics vehicles and modules.

For the first 25 Boxer vehicles Cablex will supply vehicle systems and C4I cabling; Eylex will supply crew communications equipment including headsets; Tectonica Australia will deliver drivers' aids for nighttime situational awareness; and ABI Coating Specialists will provide paint and finish.

Bartlett will supply tarpaulins for selected Rheinmetall MAN high mobility logistics vehicles; Supashock will deliver spare wheel carriage system for Rheinmetall MAN Heavy Transport vehicles; and Varley will supply various modules for the Rheinmetall MAN high mobility logistics vehicles.

The seven agreements are the initial contracts as part of around $1.9 billion of work to be undertaken by Australian industry on the projects. 

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