Companies registered for the Roadshow will still have the opportunity to pitch their capabilities to Defence, LAND 400 Phase 3 tenderers, Hanwha Defence Australia and Rheinmetall Defence Australia.

Registered companies located in:

  • Darwin
  • Perth
  • Tasmania
  • Adelaide
  • Newcastle
  • Sydney
  • Canberra

will be allocated a new time for both shortlisted tenderers to receive their pitches via a digital videoconferencing facility. Each company will deliver a pitch on their capabilities, then questions from the shortlisted tenderers will follow.

The virtual Roadshow will provide companies with a similar experience using digital methods to what was provided face to face. It is critical we continue to move forward with major acquisition projects like LAND 400 Phase 3, as these projects will help to fuel our post-COVID economic recovery.

Hon Melissa Price MP

What is my new allocated time?

The LAND 400 Phase 3 Project Office will be in contact with companies to reschedule a time and provide an overview on how the process will now be conducted.

The virtual Roadshow is anticipated to recommence in late April 2020 and will conclude late May 2020. The indicative schedule is as follows:

  • Week commencing 27 April 2020 - Darwin, Perth, Launceston, Adelaide
  • Week commencing 4 May 2020 - Adelaide, Newcastle
  • Week commencing 11 May 2020 - Newcastle, Sydney
  • Week commencing 18 May 2020 - Sydney, Canberra
  • Week commencing 25 May 2020 - contingency option

What is the LAND 400 Phase 3 – Mounted Close Combat Capability project?

The Mounted Close Combat Capability (LAND 400 Phase 3) project is scoped to acquire and support up to 450 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) and a Manoeuvre Support Vehicle capability of up to 17 vehicles.

The IFVs will replace the current M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers that have been in service since the mid 1960's. When delivered, the IFVs will allow Army to successfully sustain mounted close combat operations against emerging and future threats as part of a joint force.

Stage One of the tender evaluation process was completed on 16 September 2019. The Government announced that Hanwha Defense Australia and Rheinmetall Defence Australia had been assessed as offering vehicles best equipped to meet Defence requirements and deliver value for money.

Both companies have been invited to proceed to the next stage of the evaluation, which will be a Risk Mitigation Activity. This will allow Defence to work with the shortlisted tenderers to clarify, refine and negotiate their offers, before undertaking detailed testing and evaluation of the tendered vehicles.

The Australian Industry Capability Roadshow is being conducted as part of this Risk Mitigation Activity, to maximise opportunities for Australian industry participation in the LAND 400 program.

The Risk Mitigation Activity will conclude with the two shortlisted tenderers submitting their final offers, which will be subjected to a final evaluation. A decision on the preferred tenderer will be presented to Government for consideration in 2022.

More information

Find more information on the LAND 400 Phase 3 - Mounted Close Combat Capability project on the Department of Defence website.