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During 2013-14, this project will progress
integration activities and is on track to achieve Final
Materiel Release. The acquisition of the course
correcting fuze is dependant upon the capability
achieving United States Government Materiel
Release, which is anticipated to occur in late 2012-
The key risk for this project is achieving complete
integration and interoperability within the ADF Joint
Fires Digital Command and Control environment.
LAND 17 Phase 1B Digital Terminal Control
Prime Contractor: Rockwell Collins Australia.
This project will deliver approximately 150 digital
terminal control systems. This capability allows
artillery forward observers and joint terminal attack
controllers to identify targets with greater accuracy
through the use of precision targeting software.
It also provides the means to digitally request fire
support from land, sea or airborne weapon systems.
During 2013-14, this project will deliver the next
tranche of digital terminal control systems which
includes updated hardware, software and associated
operator training. Systems engineering activities
remain on-going to ensure compliance with the
technical regulatory framework and achievement of
platform integration requirements.
The key risk for this project is in delivering a digital
terminal control system that meets the integration
and interfacing requirements of the joint environment.
This risk is being treated through the application of
systems engineering methodologies and internal/
external stakeholder engagement.
LAND 75 Phase 3.4 Battle Management
Prime Contractor: Elbit Systems Limited.
This project will deliver Mounted Battle Management
Systems including command post systems to
the ADF in cooperation with Land 125 Phase 3A
(dismounted systems) and JP 2072 Phase 1 (Combat
During 2013-14, this project will deliver to
Army sufficient quantities of equipment to support
consideration of the Final Operational Capability
decision, which will consist of at least two motorised
infantry Battle Groups. To support this decision, the
Battle Management System will be employed by an
Army Battle Group at Exercise Talisman Sabre 2013.
All interoperability development and testing will be
completed in 2013-14.
The key risk for this project is completion of
the significant design acceptance and introduction
into service processes prior to Final Acceptance
LAND 116 Phase 3 Bushmaster Protected
Mobility Vehicles (1254/859/62)
Prime Contractor: Thales Australia.
This project, referred to as Project Bushranger,
will deliver approximately 1050 vehicles across its
five Production Periods, in seven variants (troop,
command, mortar, assault pioneer, direct fire weapon,
ambulance and air defence). The vehicles will provide
protected land mobility to Army combat units and
Air Force Airfield Defence Guards. Delivery of 293
Production Period 3 (Project LAND 121) vehicles
was completed in February 2012. Production of the
Production Period 4 (101 attrition vehicles) will be
completed in mid 2013.
During 2013-14, this project will continue to
deliver up to 214 Production Period 5 vehicles,
which commenced in April 2013 and to conclude in
LAND 121 Phase 3A/5A Field Vehicles and
Trailers - Overlander Program (984/384/235)
Prime Contractor: Light/Lightweight Vehicle:
Mercedes-Benz Australia-Pacific, Light/
Lightweight Trailer: Haulmark Trailers
This project will deliver approximately 2150
G-Wagons, 540 modules and 1800 trailers to
provide tactical mobility for ADF training.
During 2013-14, this project will continue to
deliver vehicles and trailers to units, and further refine
the through-life support system. Training for vehicle
operators and maintainers will also continue. Materiel
Release of the Surveillance and Reconnaissance
variant will be achieved and Airworthiness Certification
The key risk for this project is the possibility of
limited schedule delay in one or two variants as
capability and functionality acceptance are finalised.
LAND 121 Phase 3B Overlander – Medium/
Heavy Capability, Field Vehicles, Modules and
Prime Contractors: Medium/Heavy Vehicle
Capability: Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles
Australia, Medium/Heavy Trailer Capability:
Haulmark Trailers Australia, Additional
Bushmaster vehicles: Thales Australia.
This project will deliver approximately 2700 vehicles,
3500 modules (including flatracks) and 1700 trailers.
During 2013-14, this project will seek Second
Pass approval. Subject to Government approval,
this project will award contracts for the production,
delivery and through-life support of the medium/
heavy capability of vehicles, modules and trailers.
Both sub-projects (vehicles/modules and trailers)
will begin the design review process leading to
SEA 1000 Phase 1A Future Submarine –
This project will deliver Australia’s Future Submarine
During 2013-14, this project will prepare for
Government consideration in 2014-15, the Future
Submarine Top Level Requirement statement,
selection of submarine builder and systems
integrator, and selection of a reduced number of
design concepts for further development and basing
The key risk for this project is the mobilisation
of resources across Government, Industry and
academia to undertake Australia’s largest ever
SEA 1390 Phase 4B SM-1 Missile
Prime Contractor: Through a United States
Government Foreign Military Sales case and
various commercial contracts - Lockheed
Martin-United States, AAI Corporation, BAE
Systems-United States and Thales Australia.
This project upgrades four Adelaide class frigates
with the SM-2 Surface-to-Air Mid Course Guidance
mode missile capability. It will also acquire the
weapons, and provide missile technician training.
During 2013-14, this project will seek consideration
for the granting of Operational Release from the Chief
of Navy, finalise the Foreign Military Sales case and
prepare for formal project closure.
The key risk for this project is not achieving
Operational Release. This is considered low risk
as Naval Operational Test and Evaluation has been
SEA 1448 Phase 2A Anzac Ship Anti-Ship
Missile Defence (386/288/23)
Prime Contractor: The contract management
is under the formal Alliance Agreement: Anzac
Ship Alliance (Commonwealth of Australia
with Tenix and Saab). The current Alliance
Agreement is being replaced by a new Anzac
Ship Integrated Materiel Support Program
Alliance. Defence is contracted with CEA
Technologies for radar equipment design,
development and production.
As part of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD)
Program, this project will provide the Anzac class
frigates with an upgraded Combat Management
2013-14 Defence BuDget
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