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The planned upgrade of the Australian Army’s M1A1 main battle tank (MBT) has to overcome some challenges before it can forge ahead. Under Land 907 Phase 2, the entire fleet of M1A1 ABRAMS will be upgraded to M1A2 but a spokesperson from General Dynamics (GD) told MONCh there are issues to address including the weight of the MBT.

Entire fleet of M1A1 ABRAMS to be upgraded to M1A2

Land Forces 2018 Rheinmetall bids its LYNX KF41 IFV for Land 400 Phase 3. (Photo: Tim Fish)

LYNX KF41 IFV for Land 400 Phase 3

R400 is already in the Australian Army inventory fitted to the BUSHMASTER and has been selected as the RWS for the BOXER Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle. In response to market demand, Electro-Optic Systems (EOS) launched a new lightweight remote weapon station – the R150, at Land Forces Asia 2018. 

Already in Australian Army inventory & selected for BOXER CRV

Land Forces 2018 According to GD AJAX variants will meet five of the nine types of vehicle requirements demanded under the Land 400 Phase 3 programme. (Photo: Tim Fish)

AJAX variants meet 5 of the 9 types of vehicle requirements demanded under Land 400 Ph 3

Land Forces 2018 Australian Army in Detail

Seen at MSPO 2018 in Kielce, Poland by Robert Czulda

Selected as remote weapon system for BOXER CRV

General Dynamics Land Systems - Australia Land Forces 2018: GDLS Unveils AJAX-based Land 400 Phase 3 Solution

Vehicle Will Incorporate New GDLS 30mm Turret

Connecting communities & military personnel to essential services, training & education

Elbit Systems of Australia Headlines Network Enabled Land Combat System

Rafael Australia and Varley Rafael Australia (VRA) Systems , a newly created joint venture between Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the Varley Group, exhibits at Land Forces 2018, held in Adelaide this week at stand 2J-12L, showcasing a range of Rafael Australia products, and will highlight VRA System’s role in delivering these programmes in Australia.

Rafael Australia & VRA Systems to showcase advanced defence systems

Land Forces 2018: Hanwha AS21 for Land 400 Phase 3

Survivability against higher threat levels

Land Forces 2018 Future Force: Protection Symposium

Reliable, Effective, Integrated Power Source

62 Vehicles at €221 Million

Spotlight on Poland - MSPO Focus

Government Committing €1 Million in Incentives

Up to 467 Vehicles Required

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