BAE Systems aims to partner with SMEs as it targets LAND 400

Global defence, aerospace and security company BAE Systems has outlined an international perspective on partnering so as to best leverage the capabilities of SMEs in the context of its pursuit of LAND 400 and other opportunities. “To operate globally, it means you have to partner locally,” said Erwin Bieber, president of the Platforms & Services sector of BAE Systems Inc, … [Read more...]

BAE Systems selects Victorian companies for LAND 400 bid

BAE Systems Australia has announced agreements with Victorian SMEs worth more than $200 million as part of its bid for LAND 400 Phase 2. If the company is successful in its bid for the Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle contract with the AMV35, these agreements for the build phase of the project would create more than 100 supply chain jobs in Victoria, BAE Systems stated. Selected … [Read more...]

Australia still working out specifics of Triton UAS acquisition

Defence has confirmed that it is considering the acquisition of “up to seven” Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton air vehicles, despite seeking expressions of interest for the delivery of facilities to support only “up to six” aircraft. While the Integrated Investment Program stated that Defence would acquire precisely seven of the remotely piloted aircraft from the early 2020s, it … [Read more...]

Naval Shipbuilding Plan outlines infrastructure spending and workforce challenges

The federal government has released the Naval Shipbuilding Plan, promising to end the boom-bust cycle of projects by implementing a rolling acquisition of submarines and continuous build of ships. The plan includes more than $1.3 billion in funding for the development of shipyard infrastructure in South Australia and Western Australia. Work on the development of new surface … [Read more...]

Defence completes tender evaluation for Special Purpose Aircraft managing contractor role

As part of a plan to replace the VIP transport service operated by the Royal Australian Air Force, Defence has confirmed that it intends to enter into contract negotiations with a preferred tenderer for the role of managing contractor, having completed a tender evaluation process. The managing contractor will manage the establishment, delivery and long-term sustainment of the … [Read more...]