BAE helps upgrade Australian vehicles

June 29, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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ADELAIDE, Australia, June 29 (UPI) -- BAE Systems Australia has won a subcontract from Elbit Systems to upgrade 777 military vehicles as part of the Australian army's Land 200 Program.

The subcontract is worth about $5.1 million.

As a major subcontractor to Elbit Systems, BAE will prepare the vehicles -- including Macks, Unimogs, Bushmasters and M113 Armored Personnel Carriers -- for the installation of a Battle Group and Below Command, Control and Communications system.

BAE will carry out the installation activities on the Mack, Unimog and Bushmaster vehicles at the Meeandah Military Facility in Brisbane, and on the M113 APCs at the new 7RAR Facility at Edinburgh Parks in northern Adelaide.

"We have selected BAE Systems Australia because of the company's vehicle systems installation capabilities," said Elbit Systems in Australia Managing Director Shlomo Weizer. "It demonstrated the technical capability, skilled workforce and capacity to deliver this work across two states."

Elbit Systems Australia, a subsidiary of an Israel's Elbit Systems, was awarded an Australian Government contract last year for the supply, integration, installation and support of a BGC3 system for the Land 200 Program.

The program will enable the Australian Army to achieve a major portion of its network centric warfare milestone.

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