Marand will provide a range of production engineering solutions to the project, using their expertise in welding ballistic steel, advanced machining and complex assembly.
BAE Systems has worked with Marand previously, and Marand CEO Rohan Stocker is looking forward to continuing this partnership.
“BAE Systems is a great partner. The company delivers on its industrial commitments, transferring technology that has allowed Marand to create high skilled jobs and defence exports. We have already proven that we can deliver complex defence production technology transfers in Australia with 100 percent quality and delivery performance,” Stocker said.
BAE Systems Australia CEO Glynn Phillips praised Marand's dedication to contributing to the progression of the Australian Army.
“I am delighted that Marand has chosen to work with BAE Systems Australia on LAND 400. Today’s announcement demonstrates how Australian industry is getting behind our solution for the Australian Army,” Phillips said.
Marand and BAE Systems worked on the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program together more than 10 years ago, with Marand assisting BAE Systems' transition from automotive and aerospace to the defence industry.
In July last year, BAE Systems and LAND 400 bid partner Patria were confirmed as one of two tenders selected to take part in the 51-week Risk Mitigation Activity for the Australian Army’s LAND 400 Phase 2 combat reconnaissance vehicle program.
BAE Systems and Patria are offering the combat-proven AMV35 for LAND 400 Phase 2 and are committed to manufacturing the AMV35 locally with an industry solution that will grow local manufacturing knowledge, create jobs and bring further economic benefits to the Australian SME supply chain.
The LAND 400 AMV35 is a highly protected military-off-the-shelf Armoured Modular Vehicle integrated with the combat-proven E35 turret from BAE Systems Hägglunds.
SAAB defence products also feature as sub-systems in the AMV35 vehicle and weapon system.