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Milspec, Rheinmetall to deliver Lynx alternators for overseas buyer

Milspec, Rheinmetall to deliver Lynx alternators for overseas buyer

Milspec Manufacturing of Albury has entered into a $5.58 million contract with Rheinmetall to deliver Lynx alternators.

Milspec Manufacturing of Albury has entered into a $5.58 million contract with Rheinmetall to deliver Lynx alternators.

Milspec Manufacturing and Rheinmetall last week confirmed an agreement to produce a series of Lynx KF41 IFV alternators for an overseas buyer.

Milspec, which is based in Albury, has worked alongside Rheinmetall for six years undertaking research and development, and was the recipient of the $5.58 million contract. This contract comes following the Rheinmetall tender for the government’s LAND 400 Phase 3 program, valued between $18 billion and $27 billion.

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In 2015, Milspec initially won a contract to produce the alternator for the prototype of the Lynx, and subsequently won the contract to deliver alternators for the three Lynx vehicles competing to win the LAND 400 tender last year.

“This particular alternator is the result of accumulated experience and expertise developed over 30 years of alternator development,” Neil Morrison, Milspec general manager, said.

“It meets and exceeds required military standards, is compact and reliable and designed for the harshest environments from sub-zero temperatures to desert climates.”

Managing director of Rheinmetall Defence Australia Gary Stewart praised the adaptability of businesses like Milspec.

“Milspec has long been part of the Rheinmetall industry network for programs such as LAND 121 Phase 3B but their work in the development of alternators for military vehicles is truly an exciting development for Australian industry,” Stewart said.

“These locally made alternators are now part of an advanced manufacturing capacity that rivals other global industrial centres for defence production.”

[Related: Defence receives competing Hanwha, Rheinmetall IFV prototypes]

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