Victoria-based company Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) has been awarded a contract to supply the Australian Defence Force with additional load-carriage equipment.
FILE PHOTO (April 2016): Australian soldiers march with packs at the Royal Australian School of Infantry in Singleton. Photo by Sergeant Janine Fabre.
The contract uses an existing deed arrangement, which will see ADA continue to supply the ADF with leading-edge equipment and modernised capability for soldiers.
Over the recent past, the ADF has seen the delivery of modernised capability for the individual soldier.
This has included enhancements to items such as body armour, combat helmets, and individual load carriage equipment.
The individual soldier system with this collective equipment is known as the Soldier Combat Ensemble.
This is part of the continuous sustainment and modernisation of soldier load carriage equipment, evolving it to respond to emerging threats to the ADF combatant.
A Defence spokesman said this investment reinforced a continued commitment to ensure that warfighters remain the best equipped in the world.