Tectonica Australia has secured a multi-million dollar contract from Defence to deliver a sophisticated camera technology for the Army’s Boxer armoured vehicles, which are being assembled at Rheinmetall’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence in Queensland.
Under the $25 million contract announced by Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price, the Melbourne-based manufacturer will supply its Local Situational Awareness System which was designed to provide vehicle crew and operators with improved situational awareness by day and by night.
The Minister also announced that three other Australian businesses – Sydney-based GPC Electronics, Adelaide-based Century Manufacturing and Yerriyong-based Air Affairs Australia – will share in $8 million worth of work to provide the processing and storage components for high performance computing and network devices.
Known as Tactical Edge Servers, these devices are designed and developed by Queensland-based Boeing Defence Australia and are ideally suited to withstand the hostile environment and combat conditions the Boxer 8×8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles may encounter.
Minister Price said the Government’s commitment to invest in the development of sovereign capabilities is creating long-term jobs and opportunities for businesses in Australia’s defence industry.
“The expertise and quality of Australia’s defence industry will ensure the Australian Defence Force is supplied with a world-leading capability,” she continued.
“For these Australian companies, the real potential here is their relationship with Rheinmetall and the ongoing opportunities to partner with them for their projects both here and in Europe.”