General Dynamics Land Systems-Australia has harnessed the innovation, skills, technology and facilities of General Dynamics’ global organization to propose a superior vehicle system and long term sustainment services that are a powerful match to the Commonwealth’s requirements for advanced technical performance and Australian content. The flexible design of the General Dynamics EAGLE vehicle provides soldiers with a platform that can be configured for a variety of additional roles such as the special forces and tactical training.
Gary Stewart, Managing Director of General Dynamics Land Systems-Australia, stated, “A locally manufactured and supported EAGLE vehicle represents a low-risk, high-capability option for the Australian Army. There is no substitute for operational experience when proving the credibility of an armoured vehicle system, and EAGLE vehicles are saving lives today for United Nations forces in Afghanistan.”
He added, “The other exciting element of this program is the real opportunity for Australian industry to participate in General Dynamics’ global supply chain. We look forward to engaging with Australian companies as part of our design, manufacturing and sustainment transfer initiatives for this program.”
Participation in Land 121 Phase 4 during the production and sustainment phases will create over 200 Australian vehicle-manufacturing jobs. It also will allow Australian suppliers to enter General Dynamics’ global supply chain, which has been responsible for the delivery of approximately 15,000 military vehicles, potentially creating export opportunities for Australian industry.
General Dynamics Land Systems-Australia has a proud heritage of delivering Australian manufactured turrets and weapon mounts for the Australian Defence Force and export markets, as well as supporting the Australian Defence Force’s fleet of ASLAV wheeled armoured vehicles and M1A1SA tanks. General Dynamics Land Systems-Australia is a business unit of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada of London, Ontario, Canada. More information is available at http://www.gdlsaustralia.com/.
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