BAE Systems Australia is ready to demonstrate its solution to the Australian Army’s mounted combat reconnaissance requirements as it plans to manufacture in Australia.
BAE Systems Australia chief executive Glynn Phillips, said, “Our three test vehicles are built and ready to go for the army’s 12 months of rigorous testing in the Risk Mitigation Activity stage of the tender evaluation later this year. We believe the AMV35 is technically superior to its rivals and is a value-for-money solution for the Australian Defence Force, which benefits the Australian economy through our commitment to manufacture in Australia.
BAE Systems Australia and Finnish company Patria have teamed up to produce the AMV35 as their offer for Phase 2 of the Australian Army’s Land 400 Program.
If selected as the successful tender, the BAE Systems/Patria team will manufacture, assemble and support the AMV35 in Australia, with manufacturing, technology and intellectual capability transitioning, to an Australian production line creating over 200 new Australian jobs. This will secure and retain in-country capability and contribute significantly to the Australian economy throughout the expected 30+-year life of the vehicles.
February 17, 2016