Mar 8, 2018
Rheinmetall Defence Australia has made headlines recently as the industry awaits the announcement of the successful LAND 400 Phase 2 competitor. As one of the two contenders for the coveted contract to build 225 new combat reconnaissance vehicles (CRVs) for the Australian Army, the other is BAE Systems Australia, Rheinmetall has made a commitment to not only build significant industrial capability in Queensland to manufacturer the vehicles, it has also shored up its supply chain across Australia, leveraging numerous SMEs and other organisations, to deliver material, technology and man power assets for the project.. However Rheinmetall Australia is much more than just the looming LAND 400 Phase 2 program, its managing director Gary Stewart tells Defence Connect Podcast host Phillip Tarrant. Tune into the podcast and uncover breath of Rheinmetall’s Australian operations and objectives, it’s focusing on building sovereign industrial capabilities related to military vehicle manufacture in Australia, why the company believes its Boxer CRV is the right choice for LAND 400 Phase 2 plus other key programs it’s involved in across defence.