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MULTI ROLE HELICOPTER
AIR 9000 PHASE 2 ($424 MILLION)
PRIME CONTRACTOR: Australian Aero sp ace.
This phase of the project is acquiring 46 MRH-90 helicopters for the
Army and Navy (with a nominal split of 40 for Army and six for Navy).
The support sy stems will in cl ude an el ectro nic warfare self-p rotection
suppo rt sy stem , a gro und missi on man agem ent system , a software
suppo rt centre, an in str umented sy stem with telem etry cap able of
being install ed into three in str ument-c apabl e airc raft, two full flight
an d mission simulator s and facilities infrastr uctu re at Townsvill e,
Oakey, Brisba ne and Nowra .
ARMED RECONNAISSANCE HELICOPTER
AIR 87 PHASE 2 ($151 MILLION)
PRIME CONTRACTOR: Australian Aero sp ace.
This phase of the project will acquire an Armed Reconnaissance
Helicopter (ARH) System for the Army. The system will consist of 22
helic opters, an AR H software suppo rt capability, an el ectro nic warfare
missio n suppo rt system , gr ound mis sion eq uipment, fa cilities, a
training sy stem a nd traini ng devices in cluding full flight and mis sion
simul ator s.
The re-baselin ed sch edul e to deliv er the fir st operational capability to
Army was achieved in September 2009 , 27 months later than originally
contracted. All 22 ARHs are expected to be delivered by early 2011,
with acceptance of final supplies by December 2011.
BUSHMASTER PROTECTED MOBILITY VEHICLE
LAND 116 PHASE 3 ($144 MILLION)
PRIME CONTRACTOR: Thal es Austr alia.
This phase of the project is acquiring 737 vehicles in seven variants
(troop, comm an d, m orta r, a ssault pioneer, direct fire weap on,
ambul an ce a nd air defence). The vehicles will provide protected la nd
mobility to Army combat units and Air Force Airfield Defence Guards.
All 300 troop, co mma nd, assau lt pioneer, m or tar, direct fire weapon
and ambulance variants under the original acquisition contract have
Delivery of 144 ELF vehicles was completed in April 2009. Delivery
of 293 Bushmaster vehicles for Project LAND 121 Phase 3 will be
completed by June 2012. The project is currently determining the most
appr opriate way ahead to meet an outstanding requirem ent for the
provision of up to 184 protected mobility vehicle compatible trail ers to
meet an element of Project LAND 121 Phase 3.
FIELD VEHICLES AND TRAILERS
LAND 121 PHASE 3 ($106 MILLION)
Light/Lightweight Capability: Mercedes-B enz Australia- Pa cific Pty
Trail er (light/lightweight) Capability: Haul mark Trail ers Austr alia .
Trail er ( mediumweight/medium/heavy) Capability: Yet to be
Mediumweight/medium/heavy Cap ability: Yet to be s el ected.
Additional Bushmaste r vehicles : Thales Austr alia .
UPGRADE OF M113 ARMOURED VEHICLES
LAND 106 ($97 MILLION)
PRIME CONTRACTOR: BAE Systems Australia Defence.
This project is upgrading the Army’s M113 A1 vehicles to improve
protection , l ethality, mobil ity and habitability. The upgrade replaces
most of the vehicle, retaining only the hull, hatches, rear door and
c omm unic ations sy stems. In addition to the 350 vehicles for the initial
requirement, 81 vehicles are being purchased to support the Army’s
ELF. In August 2009, a con tract change wa s approv ed to stretch the
only un-stretched variant, the armoured mortar. The final contracted
delivery date for all 431 vehicles is April 2012.
ARTILLERY REPLACEMENT 155MM HOWITZER
LAND 17 PHASE 1A ($76 MILLION)
PRIME CONTRACTOR: The capabilities will b e purchased fro m the
US Government through the FMS programme.
This phase of the project seeks to enhance the indirect fire support
c apability of the ADF. The proj ect will replace and enh anc e specified
elements of Army’s indirect fire system. The Project LAND 17 mission
system will address the tactical joint fires artillery command and
c ontr ol system s, indirect fire sy stem deliv er y platforms and other
indirect fire system elements. The project will also meet the various
integrated l ogistic support requirem ents including training suppo rt,
facilities and all aspects of through-life support.
DIRECT FIRE SUPPORT WEAPONS
LAND 40 PHASE 2 ($67 MILLION)
Medium Direct Fire Suppo rt Weap on s: SAAB Bofor s Dynamics.
Heavy weapo n thermal sight: BAE Systems Australia .
Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher (LWAGL): A contract is yet
to be sign ed for the LWAGL.
This phase of the pr oject will deliver two new types of direct fire
support weapons to Army’s Infantry Battalions, Special Forces and
RAAF Airfield Defence Guards. The first of the systems to be delivered
is the M3 Carl Gustaf medium direct fire support weap ons fitted with a
thermal sight. The second system is a LWAGL fitted with a night sight
and a fire control system.
ANZAC ANTI-SHIP MISSILE DEFENCE
SEA 1448 PHASE 2B ($76 MILLION)
PRIME CONTRACTOR: CEA Te chnologies Pty Ltd and the A nzac Ship
Integrated Material Support Program Alliance (comprising the DMO,
Saab Technol ogie s Australia and BAE System s) .
This phase of the project is tasked to deliver a phased array radar
sy stem to the An za c Class Frigate for target indication/tracking
and mid-course guidance and target illumination for the Evolved
Sea Sparrow Missile in conjunction with other sensor and combat
m an agement sy stem upgrades deliv ered under Phase 2A.
GUIDED MISSILE FRIGATE UPGRADE IMPLEMENTATION
SEA 1390 PHASE 2.1 ($49 MILLION)
PRIME CONTRACTOR: Thale s Australia.
This phase of the project is to upgrade four Adelaide Class Frigates
to deliv er integrated sensor s, m issil e l aun cher s, an d combat
management systems to improve aspects of the frigate’s war fighting
capability. All four ships have been accepted and delivered to Navy
as part of IOR. Changes to the ship’s platform systems will deliver
rel iability and supportability impr ovem ents.
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