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Supashock enters export agreement and Rheinmetall’s LAND 400 Phase 2

Supashock entered into an agreement to export parts to a European defence program, as well as support Rheinmetall’s LAND 400 Phase 2.

Supashock entered into an agreement to export parts to a European defence program, as well as support Rheinmetall’s LAND 400 Phase 2.

South Australia-based Supashock revealed a large expansion to its business on Wednesday afternoon, having secured both an overseas export contract and also an agreement with Rheinmetall on LAND 400’s Phase 2 delivery of the Boxer 8x8.

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Supashock confirmed that they have entered into an agreement to export running gear suspension systems in support of a European defence package, valued at roughly $12 million. The first phase of the package will see the delivery of 46 suspension systems.

Notably, the running gear will have a revised hydraulic track tensioner, telescopic dampers, support rollers and road wheel arms.

Further, the company has also agreed to team up with Rheinmetall for the delivery of the Boxer 8x8 combat reconnaissance vehicles. Supashock is expected to produce missile launchers, with the contract valued at $10 million. The launcher will be placed onto the Boxer 8x8’s LANCE turret.

Managing director of Rheinmetall Defence Australia Gary Stewart welcomed the ongoing partnership between Supashock and Rheinmetall.

“This is an example of how Rheinmetall contracts will drive future growth internationally and continue to create highly skilled, enduring jobs in Australia, while delivering significant performance improvements to customers in export markets,” Stewart said.

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“Supashock is bringing its experience to bear on the design and development work we have conducted on our military vehicles over the past three years.”

Supashock is currently in the process of creating components of a Retractable Anti-tank Missile Platform (RAMP).

[Related: LAND 400: Siemens provides software support to Supacat, Rheinmetall]

Liam Garman

Liam Garman

Editor – Defence and Security, Momentum Media

Liam began his career as a speech writer at New South Wales Parliament before working for world leading campaigns and research agencies in Sydney and Auckland. Throughout his career, Liam has managed and executed a range of international media and communications campaigns spanning politics, business, industrial relations and infrastructure. He’s since shifted his attention to researching and writing extensively on geopolitics and defence, specifically in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is undertaking a Masters in Strategy and Security from UNSW Canberra.
 
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