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Melbourne’s Tectonica Australia wins A$25 million deal for Boxer armoured vehicles

Melbourne-based manufacturer Tectonica Australia has won a A$25 million contract to provide sophisticated camera technology aimed at boosting safety for the Army’s Boxer armoured vehicles. The deal is with Boxer maker Rheinmetall Defence Australia the Army’s new Boxer 8x8...

Thales Ground Fire radar production gets underway

The first Ground Fire radar is now in production at the Thales Limours site in Essonne to equip, among others, the French Air Force's New Generation Medium Range Surface-to-Air System (SAMP/T NG). The fully digital multifunction radar, equipped with...

Kongsberg Defence Australia starts building FDC shelter for ground-based air defence

Kongsberg Defence Australia announced Tuesday (28 July) that as part of Australia’s LAND 19 Phase 7B programme, it has started in-country manufacturing activities for the Fire Distribution Centre (FDC) shelter subsystem by Adelaide Hills-based Zenith Custom Creations. In partnership...
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First contract in £2.3 billion UK MoD Boxer MIV Programme awarded to WFEL

The first official sub-contract for a UK company involved in the production of the UK Ministry of Defence’s new Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicles programme has been awarded by a member of the ARTEC consortium to WFEL, a nominated Tier...

Queensland firm wins LAND 159 tender for next-generation weapons

A Queensland firm, NIOA, has won the first stage of the LAND 159 Lethality Systems Project that will replace and modernise 26 weapons systems used by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). NIOA secured the first stage contract through a...

UPDATE: Defence opts to buy Enhanced F88 rifles

The Australian government said Monday (13 July) that it will buy an additional 8,500 Australian-made Enhanced F88 (EF88) weapon systems to supplement the 30,000 weapons that Thales Australia will deliver to Defence. Compared with previous systems, the EF88 rifle...

Armour plate fabricator gets grant funding

Australia’s Frontline Manufacturing is commissioning a brake press at a cost of $1.42 million, of which the Commonwealth is contributing 50 percent for the purposes of bending armour plate. The press, being made by the Belgian company LVD Group...

Patria enables remote control for Heavy Unmanned Ground Vehicles

The development of Patria’s Heavy Unmanned Ground Vehicles has reached a level where the Patria AMV 8x8 vehicle can be operated remotely beyond visual line of sight utilising 5G and 4G networks. This enables vehicles operation even from longer...

Perth-based business helping Thales with Hawkei vehicles

Local Perth-based businesses Advanced Braking Technology and VEEM Ltd, will design and manufacture a specialised braking system for the Army’s Hawkei vehicle. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said Advanced Braking Technology was selected in May last year to...

Australian government acquires EOS Defence Systems remote weapon stations

Electro Optic Systems said Thursday (2 July) that it welcomed the announcement the Australian government will acquire 251 Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) to equip the Australian Army’s Bushmaster and Hawkei protected mobility vehicles. EOS Defence Systems’ RWS will significantly...

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