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Marand inks new Land 400 package deal

10th November 2017 - 07:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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BAE Systems Australia has awarded a potential work package to Marand in support of its bid for the Australian Army’s Land 400 Phase 2 combat reconnaissance vehicle programme, the company announced on 9 November.

The company has selected Marand to manufacture the AMV35’s turret shell. This work package is common to both Phase 2 and Phase 3 and will be in addition to Marand's previously announced work manufacturing the vehicle's hull.

BAE Systems Australia and Patria are offering the AMV35 combat reconnaissance vehicle for Land 400 Phase 2 to replace the aging Australian Light Armoured Vehicle fleet.

Glynn Phillips, chief executive, BAE Systems Australia, said: ‘Marand has proved it has a skilled and experienced workforce ready to work with us to deliver a high quality product for the Australian Army.

‘Working with partners like Marand will help us develop and maintain Australian industry capability on major projects like Land 400. This opportunity will provide long-term employment with up to 60 direct jobs at Marand.’

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