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Raytheon and Nexter Not Bidding for Land 400

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on

The field of contenders for Land 400 is dwindling. ADM confirmed recently that the Boeing and Iveco team has withdrawn and now Raytheon has confirmed to ADM in a statement that they will not be pursing the multi-billion dollar vehicle program with France’s Nexter.

“Raytheon and Nexter have recently sought to build on their international partnership to submit a solution for the Land 400 Phase 2 combat reconnaissance vehicle (CRV) competition. Based on the combat proven VBCI coupled with the next generation capability embodied in the T40 turret, the Raytheon/Nexter solution delivers world-leading capability in firepower, force protection, survivability and mobility.

“After careful consideration of the Land 400 Phase 2 request for tender (RFT) requirements for the provision of a military off the shelf plus (MOTS+) solution for the risk mitigation activity (RMA), the companies believe they cannot conscionably offer the MOTS+, VBCI based solution that the Australian Army needs and deserves; both for its mission today and into the future.”

Teams that are still in the running at the prime level, as far as we know, are as follows:
-BAE Systems and Patria
-Elbit Systems and ST Kinetics
-General Dynamics Land Systems and Thales Australia
-Rheinmetall and Northrop Grumman

The original tender deadline has been extended out until August 6.

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