This project will provide the ADF with a Medium Range, Ground-Based Air Defence Capability.
The Lethality System Project (LAND 159) will equip the ADF with next-generation weapon systems, surveillance and target acquisitions ancillaries …
The Lethality System Project (LAND 159) will equip the ADF with next-generation weapon systems, surveillance and target acquisitions ancillaries, ammunitions, facilities and training and support systems. The Lethality System will ensure ADF ground combatants maintain a capability advantage over potential adversaries to beyond 2030, and will be delivered in three Tranches (Table 1) summarised as follows:
The Lethality System Program Office within Land Systems Division is the lead agency for the delivery of Land 159, supported by Land Explosive Ordnance Systems Program Office (LEOSPO) for munitions aspects. The Capability Manager Representative is Head Land Capability, with the Dismounted Combat Program having lead responsibility within Land Capability Division.
Tranche 1 Process
Tranche 1 is separated into two stages:
Appointment of a Prime Contractor
As the result of an open solicitation process, Defence has appointed NIOA, a 100% Australian-owned weapons and munitions specialist, as the Prime Contractor for Stage 1 of Tranche 1. The role of the Prime Contractor in Stage 1 is to:
The contract will be conducted in an open, impartial and transparent manner. It includes performance based measures which are supported by a sound governance framework. The Commonwealth retains the ability to accept the recommendations of the Prime Contractor under Stage 1 or make alternative selections based on other considerations.
A link to the NIOA industry portal can be found in the Helpful Links section below.
The Lethality System project has adopted an acquisition strategy for Tranche 1 based on an enduring industry partnership backed by robust Governance and Capability Assurance arrangements to enable confidence in the delivery of ‘best of breed’ weapon systems to the Australian Defence Force.
The indicative timeline for the activities being conducted by NIOA for and with the Commonwealth are below:
|Expression of Interest Released by Prime Contractor||Completed July 2020|
|RFT & RFQ Released by Prime Contractor||Completed September 2020|
|Conduct of the Preview Test & Evaluation by Commonwealth supported by Prime Contractor||April 2021 to September 2021|
|Prime Contractor Evaluation Report||Late June 2021|
|Government Second Pass consideration||Early to Mid 2022|
|Contact Details:||Helpful Links:|
|Lethality System Program Office LAND 159 Land Systems Division Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group Victoria Barracks Melbourne (VBM-H) GPO BOX 393 Melbourne, Victoria 3001 Australia Email: email@example.com||Doing Business with Defence and noting particularly “Working with Industry” that provides advice on Defence Exports, Sovereign Industry Capability Priorities and Australian Industry Capability: https://www.defence.gov.au/SPI/Industry Issues and Concerns: Please email the Defence LAND 159 Project Office on: firstname.lastname@example.org NIOA Industry Portal: https://www.nioaland159.com.au|
Content is current as at August 2021.