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Pearson Engineering awards local manufacturing deal to Marand

The companies have partnered to localise the production of prototype mechanised land forces equipment.

The companies have partnered to localise the production of prototype mechanised land forces equipment.

Marand Precision Engineering has been contracted by mobility and counter-mobility equipment manufacturer Pearson Engineering Limited (PEL) to produce a prototype Earth Anchor Dozer Blade in Australia.

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Marand has been tasked with manufacturing and assembling the unit, with the first to be delivered and mounted to Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s Lynx Combat Support Vehicle (CSV).

The dozing and vehicle anchoring blade is designed to hold a vehicle static to provide a platform for winching operations across a range of conditions.  

By leveraging its adjustable pitch, controlled by hydraulic cylinders, the blade can be optimised as an earth anchor or as a dozer blade in accordance with operational requirements.

The contract forms part of Marand’s broader partnership with RDA on the Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), proposed for selection under the Commonwealth government’s $18.1-$27.1 billion LAND 400 Phase 3 project.

“Having an established and well-recognised pedigree in fabrication and manufacturing put Marand on a very reliable and solid footing for seamless and on-time delivery for Pearson Engineering, as part of its supply arrangement with Rheinmetall,” Marand Precision Engineering CEO Rohan Stocker said.

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“It also complements other packages of work that Marand will deliver to Rheinmetall under an ongoing supply partnership.”

Marand conducts its manufacturing operations in Melbourne and Geelong, offering its services to the defence, aerospace, rail, automotive and mining sectors.

The firm’s customer base includes Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BAE Systems, BHP and Rio Tinto.

[Related: Rheinmetall submits BAFO for LAND 400 bid]

Pearson Engineering awards local manufacturing deal to Marand
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