Rheinmetall on target for multi-billion-dollar contract

Posted: 18th Sep

WITH the full support of the Queensland Government behind it, Rheinmetall Defence Australia has been successfully shortlisted by the Commonwealth to enter the next stage of the $10-$15 billion LAND 400 Phase 3 tender process.

Premier and Minister for Trade Annastacia Palaszczuk congratulated Rheinmetall on its progression in the tender and reiterated the government's strong support of the company's bid.

"Should Rheinmetall be successful for the LAND 400 Phase 3 tender, the outcome of which is expected in 2022, up to 400 Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicles would be manufactured at the company's new Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Ipswich," she said.

"The delivery of significant defence contracts creates long-term, highly skilled jobs and with Rheinmetall's MILVEHCOE already supporting 450 jobs for Queenslanders, the potential delivery of the Phase 3 contract from the facility would create even more jobs and consolidate job security for those workers."