Rheinmetall Defence Australia has announced it has signed its first major supplier contract for the LAND 400 Phase 2 program with Supacat for the design and manufacture of sub systems for the Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV).
Under the agreement signed by Rheinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director Gary Stewart and Supacat Managing Director Asia Pacific, Michael Halloran, Supacat Asia Pacific will become a Tier One supplier to Rheinmetall.
In a statement, Mr Stewart said, “Supacat brings immense experience across a range of areas critical to our program and it’s entirely appropriate they are the first company to formally join our program following contract signature with the Commonwealth.
“The agreement enables Supacat to be embedded in the LAND 400 Phase 2 program at multiple levels of the organisation, allowing for the free flow of information between the prime and Supacat. This type of teaming agreement will create a flexible and optimised supply chain solution while enabling Supacat to increase its capability to compete for global programs.”