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Sight which has been delivered and the Light Weight
Automatic Grenade Launcher component.
The Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher
Acquisition and Support contracts were signed in June
2015. The first systems will be delivered in August
2016 with the majority of systems received by end of
The key risk for the project is late delivery of systems
from the manufacturer.
(Estimate of spend 2016/17 $63 million)
ADDITIONAL LIGHTWEIGHT TOWED
HOWITZERS AND CAPABILITY
LAND 17 PHASE 1C1
Prime Contractor: The M777A2 Lightweight Towed
Howitzers are contracted through a Foreign Military
Sales Case with the United States.
This project has provided an additional 19 M777A2
Lightweight Towed Howitzers and will provide a range
of additional elements necessary to deliver the full
capability, such as storage modules, local area defence
weapons, range instrumentation and material handling
During 2016-17, this project will deliver up to
4000 Course Correcting Fuses, a 155mm gun and
ammunition testing system, instrumentation for the Joint
Proof and Experimental Unit, 16 forklifts and 12 tow
The key risk for this project is potential technical
difficulties in the design and development of the gun
and ammunition testing system.
(Estimate of spend 2016/17 $58 million)
SOLDIER ENHANCEMENT VERSION
2 – SURVIVABILITY
LAND 125 PHASE 3B
Prime Contractor: Load Carriage Equipment:
Australian Defence Apparel;
Protection Equipment (Body Armour): Craig
Tiered Combat Helmets:
Tranche 1: Spearpoint Solutions and Technology
Tranches 2/3: Aquaterro
Combat Hearing Protection:
Tranche 1: J Blackwood & Son; Combat Hearing
Tranches 2/3: Defcon Technologies Group
Known collectively as the Soldier Combat Ensemble
(SCE), the project is delivering modernised individual
soldier survivability capabilities including enhanced body
armour and helmets, individual load carriage equipment,
eye protection and hearing protection. The equipment is
being delivered in three tranches of approximately 7,000
sets in each tranche over the period 2015 to 2017.
In 2016-2017, the second
tranche of equipment will be
rolled out to Army’s 3rd Brigade
and Air Force units in Townsville,
Army supporting brigade units
throughout Australia, and various
RAN ships. In the first quarter of
2017, supplier deliveries will occur
to support the third tranche of
Defence is implementing in
parallel the SCE Modernisation
Plan to address Army, Navy and
Air Force units not provisioned
under LAND 125 Phase 3B. This
acquisition will leverage off the extant LAND 125 Phase
3B standing offers.
The key risk for this project is late supplier deliveries
to support second and third tranche SCE requirements.
(Estimate of spend 2016/17 $52 million)
AIR WARFARE DESTROYER PROGRAM
SEA 4000 PHASE 3
Prime Contractor: The AWD Alliance.
The Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program will deliver
three Hobart class AWDs and support system to the
Navy under an alliance-based contracting arrangement
between ASC AWD Shipbuilder Pty Ltd, Raytheon
Australia Pty Ltd and the Government, represented by
the Department of Defence.
During 2016-17, this project is expected to achieve
a number of key milestones including commencement
of sea trials and the provision acceptance of Ship 01,
Hobart; and float off and the start of Combat System
Light Off for Ship 02, Brisbane. The consolidation of
Ship 03, Sydney, will continue throughout the year.
As part of the long term arrangements for AWD
Reform, Navantia is providing an expert shipbuilding
management team in the ASC shipyard.
The key challenges for this project are to increase
shipyard productivity, ensure the most efficient use of
resources, and manage costs effectively.
(Estimate of spend 2016/17 $726 million)
COLLINS CLASS COMMUNICATIONS
AND EW IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
SEA 1439 PHASE 5B2
Prime Contractor: Raytheon Australia- Platform
Project SEA1439 Phase 5B2 will modernise the
communications and electronic warfare systems in the
Collins class submarines.
The project is to be delivered in two stages; Stage 1
will specifically address communications and electronic
warfare equipment obsolescence and was approved by
Government in June 2015.
The first replacement communications and electronic
warfare suites are scheduled to be delivered for
installation in mid 2017.
Stage 2 will provide additional capabilities including
wideband satellite communications, and is scheduled
for Second Pass in 2016-17.
(Estimate of spend 2016/17 $67 million)
COLLINS SONAR CAPABILITY
SEA 1439 PHASE 6
Prime Contractor: Not in contract.
This project was given approval in March 2016.
This project seeks to address obsolescence and
capability deficiencies in the Collins class sonar system
and establish an ongoing capability assurance program.
Approved scope includes:
capability development funding for risk reduction
activities, development of a fully costed proposal for
second pass consideration.
acquisition funding to begin the design and
production of select sonar upgrades to achieve first
installation in 2018-20, and to acquire an on-shore
(Estimate of spend 2016/17 $63 million)
Australian Army Hawkei protected mobility vehicle
CoA / Nunu Campos
ESTIMATED TOTAL ACQUISTION
SPEND FOR FY 2016/17:
(Information supplied by the Department
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