Supacat welcomes LAND 400 decision
Melbourne, Victoria, 14 March, 2018, Supacat, which is a member of the Rheinmetall Land 400 team, welcomes the announcement today of the selection of the Boxer CRV and Rheinmetall as the preferred tenderer for Phase 2 of the LAND 400 program. Supacat believes that Defence has chosen the outstanding capability to serve the Australian Army.
Supacat was established in Australia in January 2012 and since that time has built a considerable capability focused on Land Systems in the region. In addition to delivering its own products and services within Australia, the region and globally, Supacat has been proud of its participation with the Rheinmetall LAND 400 team since the early part of the bidding process through to playing a key role in the RMA phase of the program.
Supacat now looks forward to playing a substantial role in the delivery and support of the Boxer CRV fleet. Michael Halloran, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, congratulated Rheinmetall on the Boxer down selection and said “We have been very impressed with the way that Rheinmetall has actively sought out Australian industrial involvement for the program. Participating in this program offers Australian SMEs an opportunity to further develop their capabilities and reach a global audience.”
Supacat has significant recent expertise in developing industrial capability in Australia through delivering development, production and support programs in partnership with Australian SME’s under the Supacat Team Australia banner.
Mr Halloran went on to say “Over the last six years, we have strived to create an agile, compact prime, capable of delivering land projects within our region and services around the globe. On top of our existing projects, our involvement in the LAND 400 program will contribute to a lasting legacy of Defence Industry capability that provides Defence with access to a cradle to grave development capability for Land Systems.”
The interaction between Supacat and Rheinmetall is not limited to Australia. Mr Nick Ames, Chief Executive Officer, SC Group said, “We are delighted that the involvement between Supacat and Rheinmetall will continue through the LAND 400 program. This complements our interactions with Rheinmetall on a number of European projects.”