Bisalloy Steel Group has announced that it will be extending teaming agreement with Rheinmetall Defence Australia for the further development and production of high performance armour steel for military vehicles.

This steel will be used for Rheinmetall’s Australian manufactured Boxer 8×8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV), export customers and Rheinmetall in Germany, the last pending certification by the German government. The qualification process is “in the final stages”, according to Bisalloy.

Rheinmetall and Bisalloy are currently working together in Australia and Germany to create specialised grades of Bisalloy Armour Steel for application on the Boxer 8×8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) to be delivered to the Commonwealth of Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 2 program.

Bisalloy has been developing new grades of armour steel over the past two years in order to meet the protection levels required for each Boxer CRV. It is also working with Rheinmetall as part of the company’s offer of the Lynx KF 41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) for the $10 billion LAND 400 Phase 3 program which will see more than 400 IFVs delivered to the ADF to replace the M113AS4 armoured personnel carrier.

Bisalloy Steel Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Greg Albert noted that “Bisalloy has long worked in partnership with Australian steel producers, defence scientists and manufacturers of military vessels and vehicles to produce what we believe are some of the best armour plate products in the world,”

“Our work with Rheinmetall will ensure Bisalloy’s capabilities have created the best possible protection for the Australian soldier but also significant export opportunities for Australia.”

Rheinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director Gary Stewart said qualification of Australian steel for the Boxer program would reconfirm Bisalloy’s status as a world class supplier of armour grade steel.

“Apart from ensuring supply to the LAND 400 Phase 2 vehicles, it will also qualify Bisalloy to work globally with Rheinmetall on future projects, including LAND 400 Phase 3 and other offshore defence programs,” Stewart added.

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Kym Bergmann is the editor for Asia Pacific Defence Reporter (APDR) and Defence Review Asia (DRA). He has more than 25 years of experience in journalism and the defence industry. After graduating with honours from the Australian National University, he joined Capital 7 television, holding several positions including foreign news editor and chief political correspondent. During that time he also wrote for Business Review Weekly, undertaking analysis of various defence matters.After two years on the staff of a federal minister, he moved to the defence industry and held senior positions in several companies, including Blohm+Voss, Thales, Celsius and Saab. In 1997 he was one of two Australians selected for the Thomson CSF 'Preparation for Senior Management' MBA course. He has also worked as a consultant for a number of companies including Raytheon, Tenix and others. He has served on the boards of Thomson Sintra Pacific and Saab Pacific.


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