Defence is seeking an industry partner to provide prime vendor services for product acquisition, integration and support to help deliver Project LAND 125 – the Integrated Soldier System project.
FILE PHOTO (November 2019): Private Kai Cooper (centre) from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, during amphibious raid training at the Cowley Beach Training Area, north Queensland. Photo by Sergeant Jake Sims.
The establishment of this partnership is part of the Australian Defence Force’s continuous modernisation of the dismounted combatant capability, under the Integrated Soldier System Project Land 125, tranche two.
This project aims to maintain a modern, well-equipped, dismounted combat capability with an advantage over current and emerging threats.
In statement, Defence today said that, “The project will further demonstrate the Government’s commitment to Australian small and medium enterprises by engaging a strategic industry partner and, also reinforce the Government’s commitment to ensuring Australia’s capability through the implementation of its Sovereign Industry Capability Policy”.
Defence’s statement also said it would hold an on-line industry briefing in May 2020 on the project, which would then be advertised on AusTender under the ATM category of defence and law enforcement and security and safety equipment and supplies.
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