Western Sydney-based electronics company Thomas Global has signed a $15 million contract with Rheinmetall to supply training systems for Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle operators.
The signing took place at the Defence and Security Equipment (DSEI) International expo in London, at which 61 Australian companies have a presence at the Team Defence Australia pavilion.
Thomas Global will design and produce the Boxer CRV Immersive Tactical Trainer (ITT) system, including 13 containerised ITT sets and six classroom ITT sets. These will be used to train in operation of the Boxer vehicles.
“While Rheinmetall is building the Boxer CRV in South East Queensland, small businesses right across Australia are taking up opportunities in the supply chain – creating hundreds of local jobs and strengthening our defence industry,” said defence industry minister Melissa Price in a statement.
Rheinmetall was selected in March last year for LAND 400 Phase 2, to deliver 211 CRVs.
Thomas Global was established in 1956 and is a supplier of electronics for aviation and defence. It is part of programs including the Collins Class submarines.
Picture: render of Boxer CRV (credit Rheinmetall)
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