Land 400 completes testing phase

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Testing to support the selection process for the Army’s new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) has finished on schedule, according on the Department of Defence.

Head Land Systems Division, Major General David Coghlan, congratulated the two shortlisted contenders, Rheinmetall and BAE Systems Australia, who have been involved in the year-long Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) to help Defence choose the supplier of the new Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability.

“The RMA incorporated a test and evaluation program, a series of schedule and contract management workshops to reduce the risk to the LAND 400 contract, and working with defence industry to increase opportunities for Australian industry involvement in the program,” Major General Coghlan said.

“The test and evaluation program assessed the candidate vehicles and their support systems across a wide range of criteria, with a particular focus on protection, lethality and mobility.

“The program also saw the vehicles aboard the Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Docks and on to the Air Force’s C-17 Strategic Airlift capability.”

The results of the RMA are being used to develop part of the submission to Government for LAND 400 Phase 2 Gate 2 approval in the first half of 2018.