LAND 19 Phase 7B will deliver the Army-operated component of the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defence (JIAMD) capability.

This project will replace the current Short Range Air Defence (SHORAD) capability, including the RBS-70, as the Army’s principal air defence weapon. Whilst the Phase 7B solution will be able to operate independently, it will be designed to operate as a subset of the broader JIAMD capability and has a key project interdependency with AIR 6500.

The project scope includes acquisition of new capability elements including radars, missile launchers and Command & Control systems, as well as integration with existing Army vehicles and radios.

LAND 19 Phase 7B achieved Commonwealth approval in February 2017. Raytheon Australia was appointed Limited Tender Single Supplier as Prime Systems Integrator for the capability. The decision to pursue a Single Supplier Limited Tender is consistent with Smart Buyer principles.

During 2017-18, this project will undertake a risk mitigation program with Raytheon Australia and will investigate Australian company CEA Technologies’ radars for use in the Phase 7B system. Through the Risk Mitigation Activity, Defence and Raytheon will also investigate using Thales Australia’s ‘Hawkei’ protected mobility vehicle, manufactured in Bendigo, Victoria, as a potential platform for the system’s missile launchers and sensor.)

Defence will complete a detailed analysis prior to returning to Government for final consideration in 2019.

Brand Australian Army; Royal Australian Air Force

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