June 29, 2017

Rheinmetall teams with more SMEs for Land 400 Phase 2

Rheinmetall Defence Australia is pleased to announce it will partner with another nine SME from across Australia to deliver more than $125 million of products and services should the company be selected as the Commonwealth Government of Australia’s preferred tenderer for LAND 400 Phase 2 – Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability.

Rheinmetall is offering the Commonwealth the BOXER 8×8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) for the Land 400 Phase 2 program. BOXER CRV provides Australian soldiers the best protection and lethality as well as unparalleled modularity to reduce life cycle costs.

Companies from NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia have been selected to join the Rheinmetall Land 400 Phase 2 team and will deliver a range of products and services to support the manufacture of the BOXER CRV.

The additional companies are:
▪ Melbourne-based Cablex
▪ Burnie-based Direct Edge
▪ Brisbane-based G&O Kert
▪ Melbourne-based Hilton Manufacturing
▪ Perth-based Hoffman Engineering
▪ Sydney-based Huber and Suhner
▪ Melbourne-based Nezkot Precision Tooling and Engineering
▪ Adelaide-based Plasteel
▪ Adelaide-based Redarc

Rheinmetall is transferring critical know-how to local SMEs to support the sustainment of the BOXER CRV throughout the life of the Land 400 program. Local SME partners will also be included in the Rheinmetall Global Supply Chain, enabling each to export their industry leading technologies globally.

“Today’s announcement is the first in a series of announcements about Australian Industry Capability partnerships that will underline the quality of Rheinmetall’s capability and local industry content offering to the Commonwealth,” said Rheinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director Andrew Fletcher.

“After extensive market testing, these companies are among those selected because of their proven track record delivering successful products and their ability to develop and manufacture leading edge military technologies in Australia.”

We look forward to working with each company once the Commonwealth has selected its preferred tender.”

Rheinmetall is already working closely with local partners Melbourne-based Supacat and Melbourne-based Tectonica as part of the Risk Mitigation Activity conducted by the Commonwealth. Brisbane-based NIOA has also been appointed the company’s key supplier of ammunition and armament services for the Land 400 Phase 2 offer.

Rheinmetall has a longstanding supplier relationship with NIOA through its weapon and munitions arm, Rheinmetall Weapons and Munitions (RWM), built on the delivery of world class ammunition and pyrotechnics to the Australian Defence Force and state and federal police forces.


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