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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), and a crew of 9 in the IFV variant (three crew, six dismounts), a 30mm stabilised cannon, supported by a 7.62mm coax machine gun and a 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL). The Panoramic Primary Sight provides advanced all-weather imaging technology capability, which allows the IFV platforms to find, engage and target enemy combatants at far greater ranges than current legacy platforms.
  • 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

11 May 2020
Back in the race: Rheinmetall/Raytheon team to recontest US OMFV program
After a shock decision in late-2019 to prevent the Rheinmetall/Raytheon Lynx KF-41 IFV from contesting the US Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Veh...
28 Feb 2020
Rheinmetall partners with government, academia to deliver sovereign automated military vehicle capability
Rheinmetall has confirmed a partnership between itself, DST, CSIRO, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and RMIT as part of the Autonomous ...
7 Feb 2020
Last call for LAND 400 Phase 3 Australian industry roadshow
Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price has called for the final registrations for an Australia-wide roadshow that will give small businesses in capit...
14 Jan 2020
Defence announces LAND 400 Phase 3 industry capability roadshow
The Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) has announced an Australian industry capability roadshow for the multibillion-dollar LAND 400 Phase ...
23 Oct 2019
Contracts signed for next stage of LAND 400 Phase 3 program
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price have confirmed the successful signing of contracts to progress the $10-15 ...
17 Oct 2019
US drops Lynx from M2 Bradley IFV replacement program
In a shock move, the US Army has dropped the joint Rheinmetall-Raytheon KF-41 Lynx offering for the US Army’s multibillion-dollar M2 Bradly IFV repl...
3 Oct 2019
US Army to consider Lynx IFV for future armoured vehicle replacement program
The US Army is expected to consider the KF-41 Lynx family of infantry fighting vehicles as part of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) progr...
19 Sep 2019
Industry welcomes L400 Phase 3 announcement
Electro Optic Systems, through its Defence Systems subsidiary, has welcomed its down-selection by the Commonwealth of Australia for the Australian Ar...
16 Sep 2019
LAND 400 Phase 3 down-select contenders announced
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price have officially confirmed the two down-select contenders for the Australia...
26 Jul 2019
GDLS-Australia identifies plans to expand Aussie presence
General Dynamics Land Systems–Australia has announced it will increase its footprint in Australia to support major armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) p...
5 Jul 2019
Plan Beersheba, LAND 400 and a third way
The Australian Army’s joint LAND 400 program provides the opportunity to reshape and reorganise the combat formation of the Army to better support t...
7 Jun 2019
Perfectly positioned to take advantage of export opportunities: Hanwha Defense Australia
Hanwha Defence Australia has laid down the challenge to its LAND 400 Phase 3 competitors with a focus on taking advantage of Australia's location, int...
6 Jun 2019
PODCAST: Supporting allies, growing economies – Richard Cho, Hanwha Defence Australia
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Richard Cho, managing director and vice president, Hanwha Defence Australia, outlines the South Korean...
29 May 2019
Hanwha Defence Australia officially launches LAND 400 Phase 3 teaming program
Hanwha Defence Australia (HDA) was formally launched at the Victorian government’s Investment Centre by the CEO of Hanwha Defence Sungsoo Lee – i...
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...

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