Albury-based Milspec Manufacturing signs supply agreement for Rheinmetall Land 121 3B/5B truck program
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA) is pleased to announce Albury-based advanced manufacturer Milspec Manufacturing Pty Ltd has been selected to supply critical products for the Rheinmetall MAN range of high mobility logistics trucks as part of the Commonwealth of Australia’s Land 121 Phase 3B/5B program.
Milspec is one of a growing cohort of trusted local SMEs already supplying components and parts to RMMVA as it delivers more than 2500 protected and unprotected military logistic trucks and modules to the Australian Army under the Land 121 Phase 3B program. To date, Milspec has secured $27 million of contracts for this project alone.
The Commonwealth last year announced an extension to this successful program by contracting RMMVA to deliver another 883 high mobility logistics vehicles, 1044 trailers and 748 modules to the Australian Army under Land 121 Phase 3B/5B.
Under its Land 121 Phase 3B/5B contract, Milspec will supply roof frames, gunner stands, wire cutters, stowage boxes, signs, brackets and interior components for each vehicle’s Command Control Communications Computers and Intelligence (C4i) systems. The value of the contract is more than $10 million.
Rheinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director Gary Stewart said the company was committed to establishing a high quality logistics supply chain for the Australian Defence Force.
Milspec’s commitment to delivering quality technology and componentry enabled the company to stand out globally, Mr Stewart said.
“This contract is a significant statement about the level of excellence at Milspec,” he said.
“We congratulate the company for establishing a reputation as a premier supplier of subsystems to the defence industry and we look forward to working side by side as we deliver the best possible product to the Australian Army.”
Milspec General Manager Neil Morrison said the work carried out by the company’s 90 employees was highly regarded by Australian primes, particularly around the manufacture of electro-mechanical subsystems to the defence industry.
“Milspec’s engineering capabilities address Rheinmetall’s needs to access smart in-country manufacturing capabilities,” Mr Morrison said.
“The development of the Milspec range of permanent magnet alternators is testament to the sovereign capability in leading Australian design for a world market.”
Mr Stewart said Rheinmetall looked forward to announcing future local supply contracts for the Land 121 Phase 3B/5B program and extending the successful partnership with existing Australian SMEs.
“Australian content is a critical part of Rheinmetall’s industry plan for Australia and will see the involvement of SMEs from around the nation,” he said.