Registrations are closing soon for an Australia-wide roadshow, which will give local businesses the chance to be a part of the Army’s biggest project.
Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said the LAND 400 Phase 3 Mounted Close Combat Capability Roadshow is big opportunity for local industry to pitch their capabilities to shortlisted tenderers.
“Land 400 Phase 3 will acquire and support up to 450 Infantry Fighting Vehicles to replace the M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers and up to 17 Manoeuvre Support Vehicles,” said Mr Hastie.
Australian Industry Capability is pivotal to the LAND 400 program. Defence is working with shortlisted tenderers to maximise opportunities for Australian industry participation to deliver an optimum Australian Industry Capability under LAND 400 Phase 3.
Defence will conduct the national Roadshow in March and April 2020 with the two shortlisted tenderers, Hanwha Defense Australia and Rheinmetall Defence Australia, to facilitate opportunities for Australian industry involvement in the project. The roadshow is planned to be in Perth during the week commencing 23 March.
The roadshow will enable companies across Australia to showcase their capabilities and provide both shortlisted tenderers with the opportunity to identify local businesses able to contribute to their supply chains.
The meetings will provide local companies the opportunity to meet both Hanwha Defense Australia and Rheinmetall Defence Australia concurrently. Each local company will be allocated five minutes to deliver a pitch on their capabilities. This will be followed by five minutes for each of the shortlisted tenderers to ask questions of the companies offering.
“I encourage local companies to take advantage of this opportunity to speak directly to Defence and the Land 400 Phase 3 tenderers about how they can support the project.”
“This is an opportunity for some of the fantastic small businesses we have here in Canning.”
Registrations to participate in the Roadshow close on 21 February 2020. For more information and to register, please visit:
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This is some of the work Andrew has contributed to since being elected.
- Stronger protections for critical infrastructure like ports, telecommunications, water and gas from espionage, sabotage and coercion.
- New powers for Australian intelligence and security agencies, to help stop domestic terror attacks.
- Tougher laws to fight espionage and interference by foreign intelligence agencies.
- Stripping the Australian citizenship of terrorists who travel overseas to fight with organisations like ISIS. Labor opposed these changes.
- Making it easier for Australian Special Operations Units (SASR and 2nd Commando Regiment) to be called out in response to domestic terror attacks like the Sydney Lindt Siege.
Andrew believes that the security of Australia must be the first priority of government. He is using his experience to help keep Australia safe.
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