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LAND 400 P3 IFC APC

LAND 400 P3 IFC APC

LAND 400 Phase 3 Armoured Fighting Vehicles

LAND 400 Phase 3 is a $10-15 billion Army program which will recapitalise Army’s Vietnam-era M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) force, with a combination of a tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) and tracked APC.

There are four main industry contenders, each offering a different solution to Army’s request for tender (RFT), including BAE Systems Australia, Hanwha Defense Systems, General Dynamics Land Systems and Rheinmetall.

  • BAE Systems CV90: CV90 has room for a crew of 11 (three crew, eight troops), a top speed of 70km/h, with an operational range of 900 kilometres and can be armed with a 30mm Bushmaster Cannon, a secondary 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and six 76mm grenade launchers.
  • Hanwha Defense Systems AS21 Redback: The AS21 will include the capability to integrate active protection systems into an evolved turret system, the Redback will, like its BAE competitor, be capable of hosting a crew of 11 (three crew, eight troops), a top road speed of 70km/h, cross country speed of 40km/h, an operational range of 500 kilometres, with an armament consisting of a 40mm autocannon and a single 7.62mm coaxial machine gun.  
  •  General Dynamics Land Systems Ajax: Ajax and its variants have a base weight of 38 tonnes (with growth up to 42 tonnes), a crew of 6 in the IFV variant (two crew, four troops), a 40mm CTA International cannon and 7.62mm coaxial chain gun and additional close in weapons systems. 
  • Rheinmetal Lynx KF-41: The Lynx KF41 will include the capability to support a crew of 12 (three crew, up to nine troops), have a max road speed of 70km/h, a road range of more than 500 kilometres, with an armament consisting of the Lance 2.0 30-35mm autocannon, a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and a variety of additional close in weapons systems.   

LATEST COVERAGE

15 Apr 2019
Australia to host GDLS chief technology officer
General Dynamics Land Systems chief technology officer David Crocker has travelled to Australia to strengthen the company’s local subsidiary’s bid...
5 Apr 2019
General Dynamics Land Systems confirms AJAX for LAND 400 Phase 3
General Dynamics Land Systems-Australia is the last contender to confirm its bid for the LAND 400 Phase 3 program, offering the AJAX family of armoure...
13 Mar 2019
Rheinmetall brings the fight with LAND 400 Phase 3 offering
German armoured vehicle manufacturer Rheinmetall has presented the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) and Lynx Manoeuvre Support Vehicle (MSV) for t...
11 Mar 2019
BAE officially confirms LAND 400 Phase 3 contender
BAE Systems Australia has confirmed that its contender for the LAND 400 Phase 3 Mounted Close Combat Capability request for tender will be the combat...
11 Mar 2019
EOS partners with Hanwha for LAND 400 Phase 3 offer
Australia-based Electro Optic Systems (EOS), acting through its EOS Defence Systems subsidiary, has announced a partnership with Hanwha Defence Austra...
3 Sep 2018
LAND 400 Phase 3 contenders show up for Land Forces ‘18
With the government’s recent announcement of the LAND 400 Phase 3 request for tender (RFT), Land Forces ‘18 is providing the perfect opportunity f...
24 Aug 2018
LAND 400 Phase 3 tender now open
The multibillion-dollar project to replace Army’s M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers has taken another step forward with the formal release of the req...
13 Jun 2018
LAND 400 Phase 3 contender unveils next-generation vehicle
Germany's Rheinmetall has celebrated the global unveiling of its Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicle, its chosen offering for Australia's LAND 400 Pha...

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