Defcon Technologies joins Team Lynx
Canberra-based Defcon Technologies Group says it is proud to have been selected to supply, integrate and support the latest generation of INVISIO combat hearing protection technology to Rheinmetall Defence Australia as part of the Lynx IFV intercom system in their bid for Army’s LAND 400 Phase 3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle Program.
CAPTION: Craig Ramsay and Nick Stokesfrom Defcon Technologies, with Lee Davis, Land 400 Phase 3 and Gary Stewart from Rheinmetall at a Team Lynx event. Photo supplied.
Defcon’s Managing Director Nick Stokes said that, operationally, the Lynx was likely quieter than the vehicle it will replace, so continuous engine and road noise would not present the same challenges to hearing and communicating as in the past.
“However, impulse noise from large-caliber weapons has replaced continuous noise as the main threat to soldiers’ hearing and is harder to mitigate,” Mr Stokes said.
“The degraded aural situational awareness that exists in the confines of all combat vehicles adds more complexity to what is already a hazardous acoustic environment and creates multiple challenges for mounted infantry who need to hear, communicate and function under stressful combat conditions.
“Defcon Technologies has forged close links with some of the world’s leading innovators and our long partnership with INVISIO is a good example.
“We have actively promoted hearing protection to the ADF and have provided our close combatants with world-class tactical communications and enhanced hearing protection solutions for over 20 years.
“We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Rheinmetall by supporting Team Lynx as they establish their Systems Integration Lab.
“In the longer term, we look forward to providing our mounted infantry with the enhanced hearing protection, audio communications and aural situational awareness capabilities that our dismounted combatants have enjoyed via Land 125 Phase 3B Survivability – Combat Hearing Protection since 2016.”
Defcon Technologies is an established Defence supplier and contractor specialising in tactical communications and related technologies for Defence, law-enforcement and government security.
It has provided combat hearing protection and related capability to the ADF for nearly 20 years.
Rheinmetall has delivered three Lynx vehicles to compete in risk-mitigation trials as part of the LAND 400 Phase 3 program.