This project will provide the ADF with a Medium Range, Ground-Based Air Defence Capability.

Department of Defence

LAND 121 Phase 3 was established to replace the current fleet of Australian Defence Force (ADF) Field Vehicles, Modules And Trailers (FVM&T).


Overlander – Medium Heavy Capability, Field Vehicles, Modules and Trailers

LAND 121 Phase 3B is acquiring 2,707 medium and heavy vehicles along with 3,858 modules and 1,753 trailers. The project will deliver a range of modern mediumweight (4×4), medium (6×6) and heavy (8×8 and 10×10) trucks, in both protected and unprotected configurations, together with matching medium and heavy trailers.

The LAND 121 Phase 3B vehicle fleet will be delivered in the following configurations:

  • Heavy trucks (equipment transporters);
  • Medium and heavy recovery vehicles;
  • Heavy truck variants (self-loading hook-lift trucks, fuel trucks and tippers); and
  • Mediumweight truck variants (tray, tray with crane, and tippers).

The heavy trucks will replace the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Mack trucks and the mediumweight trucks will replace its Unimog trucks. The Macks and Unimogs have been in service in the ADF since the early 1980s. The new vehicles will enhance performance and protection for the ADFs logistic support capability by providing uniformity throughout the fleet. Every truck will be fitted for military radios and the ADFs Battle Management System as part of the Arm’;s move to a digitised capability.

Rollout of the initial tranche of vehicles, modules and trailers commenced in February 2017. Additional variants will be progressively rolled out as they complete verification and training development activities.

In June 2018, the Government approved a follow-on buy under LAND 121 Phase 5B for the acquisition of an additional 1,044 vehicles, 872 modules and 812 trailers. LAND 121 Phase 5B will complete the medium heavy vehicle capability replacement begun under LAND 121 Phase 3B. Initial deliveries commenced in January 2019.

Content is current as at July 2019.

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