Milspec Manufacturing has been selected by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA) to supply critical products for the Rheinmetall MAN range of high mobility logistics trucks as part of the LAND 121 Phase 3B/5B program.
Under the contract worth over $10 million, 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.
Rheinmetall Defence Australia managing director Gary Stewart said Milspec's "commitment to delivering quality technology and componentry enabled the company to stand out globally".
“This contract is a significant statement about the level of excellence at Milspec,” Stewart 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 has secured $27 million worth of contracts for the LAND 121 Phase 3B program alone, providing a quality of work that is "highly regarded by Australian primes", according to general manager Neil Morrison.
“Milspec’s engineering capabilities address Rheinmetall’s needs to access smart, in-country manufacturing capabilities,” 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.”
Rheinmetall said it is looking 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," Stewart said.