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

Department of Defence

LAND 19 Phase 7B will deliver the Army-operated component of the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defence (JIAMD) capability.

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Short Range Ground Based Air Defence

LAND 19 Phase 7B will deliver the Army-operated component of the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defence (JIAMD) capability.

This project will replace the current Short Range Air Defence (SHORAD) capability, including the RBS-70, as the Army’s principal air defence weapon. While the Phase 7B solution will be able to operate independently, it will be designed to operate as a subset of the broader JIAMD capability and has a key project interdependency with the Joint Battle Management System to be delivered by project AIR 6500.

The project scope includes acquisition of new capability elements including radars, missile launchers and command & control systems, as well as integration with existing Army vehicles and radios.

LAND 19 Phase 7B achieved First Pass Government approval in February 2017. Raytheon Australia was appointed Limited Tender Single Supplier as Prime Systems Integrator for the capability, for provision of the Raytheon-Kongsberg developed National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS). Government also directed that the project investigate the suitability of incorporating Canberra-based CEA Technologies’ Active Scanning Electronic Array (AESA) radars into NASAMS.

The Project achieved Second Pass Government approval in February 2019, for the enhanced version of NASAMS. This includes acquisition and integration of CEA Technologies’ Active Scanning Electronic Array (AESA) radars. Raytheon Australia will be making a significant contribution to Australian industry with the establishment of their Center for Joint Integration in Adelaide, which will be used for integration, assembly and through-life support of major systems.

On 20 Jun 19, Defence signed an acquisition contract with Raytheon Australia. A second contract is expected to be signed in the second half of 2019 with CEA Technologies, for acquisition of the radars.

The project has a planned Initial Operational Capability of FY2022-23.

Content is current as at July 2019.

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