General Dynamics Land Systems–Australia confirms bid submitted for LAND 400 Phase 3
Pooraka, Adelaide – General Dynamics Land Systems–Australia has today confirmed that it has submitted a compelling AJAX-based offer for LAND 400 Phase 3.
AJAX, recognized worldwide as the very latest generation Family of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs), is a fifth-generation, fully-digital platform that can be readily adapted to meet the LAND 400 Phase 3 Mounted Close Combat Capability requirement including the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV). This AJAX IFV will incorporate, among other leading technologies, a modern General Dynamics Land Systems-designed 30mm turret.
The Commonwealth of Australia can leverage the UK’s significant nine-year investment in AJAX, including extensive testing that has demonstrated that the platform offers proven and unrivalled levels of protection, mobility and lethality for a Family of Vehicles in its class, along with a wealth of high-fidelity training assets that are available now. The first of 589 AJAX Family of Vehicles was delivered to the British Army in February 2019.
General Dynamics Land Systems–Australia is actively engaging with Australian industry to develop an innovative, sustainable and sovereign on-shore supply chain to maximize the amount of work undertaken in Australia for LAND 400 Phase 3.
Kevin Connell, Vice President and General Manager of General Dynamics Land Systems–Australia and the Indo-Pacific, said: “AJAX will allow the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to see first, decide first and act first. Its proven protection levels, mobility and lethality will keep soldiers safe and allow them to do their job effectively. With the first AJAX vehicles already delivered to the British Army, the Commonwealth can have high-confidence in our ability to deliver to meet their timelines, whilst we maximize the role for Australian industry to ensure a sovereign tracked AFV manufacturing capability in Australia for years to come. We will reveal more details on our LAND 400 Phase 3 solution over the coming months.”
Australia confirms bid submitted for LAND 400 Phase 3
About General Dynamics Land Systems–Australia
They are a global defence company delivering innovative wheeled and tracked platform solutions, systems integration services, upgrades, fleet management, through-life support, maintenance, repair and overhaul worldwide. General Dynamics Land Systems specializes in working with its customers through both commercial and government-to-government arrangements to provide efficient and effective capability contributing to the security of Australia through the ASLAV and M1 Abrams Tank programs. General Dynamics Land Systems–Australia maintains local technical capability and expertise with global reach-back. This capability enables a systems approach to all our projects to ensure that equipment capability and growth is fully considered through its life-cycle, and brings multinational customer combat experience to bear on product solutions.
General Dynamics Land Systems–Australia has had a presence in Australian for more than 20 years. During this time, the Company has delivered M1 Abrams and ASLAV fleets for the Australian Defence Force, whilst developing a significant skillset in Armoured Fighting Vehicle modification, heavy-grade repair, through-life support and turret manufacturing for Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia.