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Australian tactical UAS replacement project selects companies

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March 20, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Associate Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Australian tactical UAS replacement project selects companies
Photo courtesy of MoD Australia.

AUSTRALIA. The replacement of the Australian Army’s Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) through project LAND 129 Phase 3 has progressed to the tendering process.

Four companies have been selected through an abbreviated Invitation To Register process and will be provided a detailed Request for Tender, to further explore plans and conceptual integration designs. The four down-selected companies are Insitu Pacific Pty Ltd, Leidos Australia, Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd, and Textron Systems Australia Pty Ltd.

Deputy Director Army UAS Projects Mr. Andrew McKinnon said there are a number of local companies already involved in the Australian Defence Force’s Unmanned Systems space.

The next phase of the project will focus on a competitive evaluation of more comprehensive tendered solutions from the four primes, prior to progressing the project to Government consideration in 2021.