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Australian Light Armoured Vehicle in Puckapunyal, Victoria

Australian Light Armoured Vehicle in Puckapunyal, Victoria


19 February 2015 Minister for Defence


The Minister for Defence, the Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, today announced the Australian Government has given First Pass approval for project LAND 400 Phase 2 – Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability. The Request for Tender has been released for the multi-billion dollar project to replace the Australian Defence Force’s Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV).

Mr Andrews, together with the Minister for Industry and Science, The Hon. Ian Macfarlane MP, urged Australian industry to take advantage of opportunities arising from project Land 400 Phase 2.

Speaking at the Puckapunyal Army Base, Mr Andrews said Australian industry would have the opportunity to participate in both the acquisition and support phases.

“The ASLAV is the ADF’s current mounted combat reconnaissance vehicle and has seen extensive operational service, including in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan,” Mr Andrews said.

“The fleet will reach the end of its life around 2021. The Government is committed to replacing and enhancing the Army’s fleet of combat vehicles and other land force capabilities to best protect our soldiers.”

Mr Macfarlane said the prime contractors leading bids to provide the new vehicles would be expected to maximise Australian industry content while ensuring an effective capability, without detriment to the quality, interoperability, schedule or cost of the project.

“When it comes to Defence contracts, Australian suppliers want a piece of the pie,” Mr Macfarlane said.

“The Government’s broader policy settings, including our Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda and Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, are focussed on building on our strengths and maximising opportunities for investment and job creation.

“Australian industry must continue to demonstrate that it can be competitive, and can be a vital, long-term contributor to supply chains and support strategies.”

The upcoming Defence White Paper will confirm the remaining scope of the program, which is likely to provide an infantry fighting vehicle, currently partly provided by the M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier, a manoeuvre support vehicle, and an integrated training system.

When fully delivered, the LAND 400 Program will allow Army to successfully sustain mounted close combat against emerging and future threats as part of a joint force.

Australian companies wishing to be involved as sub-contractors to have the opportunity to pursue a range of opportunities including:

· Component and parts supply;

· Integration of Australian communications, sensor and weapons systems;

· Engineering and testing;

· Facilities; and

· Vehicle sustainment and logistics.

This process is consistent with the successes achieved by Australian companies in winning work in other major Defence procurement programs including the international Joint Strike Fighter program.

Defence continues to provide assistance to industry through a number of other related and successful programs including the Global Supply Chain program and Team Defence Australia.


Australian suppliers are being encouraged to register at: http://www.defence.gov.au/dmo/AboutDMO/OurStructure/GMLandandMaritime/LandSystems/Content/land400industryopp.aspx


Industry registration link: http://www.defence.gov.au/dmo/AboutDMO/OurStructure/GMLandandMaritime/LandSystems/Content/land400industryopp.aspx

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18 décembre 2014 4 18 /12 /décembre /2014 12:35
Programme australien Land 400: un appel d'offres en janvier pour des blindés légers

16.12.2014 par Philippe Chapleau - Lignes de Défense

Le ministère australien de la Défense va lancer un appel d'offres dans les premiers jours de janvier prochain pour son programme "Land Combat Vehicle System (LCVS)" qui vise le remplacement des M113 et des Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV 8x8), dans le cadre du Land 400 Phase 2 Project. Voir le communiqué de presse ici.


On pourra lire ici le "Program LAND 400 Land Combat Vehicle System Draft Preliminary Operational Concept Document".


Le choix du futur/des futurs blindé(s) ne devrait pas intervenir avant 2017, avec une mise en service en 2020. Ce qui fait qu'alors les M113 (il en resterait 500) auront été en service depuis 55 ans et les LAV (un peu plus de 220 en parc) depuis 33 ans!

Aucun chiffre sur les besoins ne figure dans les documents disponibles mais le chiffre de 700 véhicules circule (celui de 1100 aussi).

BAE Systems et Patria sont sur les rangs (lire ici), ainsi que le groupement formé par Boeing Defence Australia et Iveco-Oto Melara. Nexter devrait aussi être des candidats.

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