Ten SMEs have joined defence prime Raytheon Australia to bid to provide a sovereign Australian Industry Capability (AIC) to the army in the LAND 129 Phase 3 tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) project.
Raytheon’s solution features a rotary wing UAS and may be based on Schiebel Pacific Limited’s CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS (pictured).
The team, which would be led by Raytheon Australia, includes:
• Schiebel Pacific Limited, Nowra
• Air Affairs Australia, Nowra
• Innovation Composites, Nowra
• MMCLD, Sydney
• Calytrix, Perth
• Penten, Canberra
• Varley, Newcastle
• Sentient Vision, Melbourne
• Rojone, Sydney
• and Thomas Global, Sydney.
Raytheon said its Australia’s solution would provide a superior Australian capability for the army that will support 150 skilled jobs.
The S-100 would be assembled, and parts to be sourced and manufactured, in-country.
The managing director of Raytheon Australia Michael Ward said: “We will deliver a highly capable, flexible and scalable solution that offers the lowest risk and the greatest opportunity for a sovereign UAS capability for Australia.”
Picture: schiebel.net/CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS
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