Officers from the Capability and Technology Management College – a division of the Australian Defence Force Academy – had a successful visit to Supacat’s Port Melbourne facility.
31st Oct 2016
Australian Army visits Rheinmetall’s BOXER CRV at Supacat’s Melbourne facility
Officers from the Capability and Technology Management College – a division of the
Australian Defence Force Academy – had a successful visit to Supacat’s Port Melbourne
Supacat, an innovative producer of high mobility military vehicles, specialist vehicles and
maritime products, has an established presence in Victoria which will serve as the integration
facility for Rheinmetall’s BOXER CRV offering for Phase 2 of the Commonwealth’s LAND 400
The company is supporting the Rheinmetall LAND 400 team, offering a local perspective on
testing, qualifying and modifying vehicles for Australian users.
The visit provided Army officers with insight into Supacat’s Engineering Services area, their
HMT vehicles and the opportunity to observe and learn about Rheinmetall’s BOXER CRV on
display at the facility.
“There was a lot of curiosity about the BOXER CRV. There were quite a few comments about
how the BOXER looked like it belonged on the modern battle field and they were excited by
the turret and its capabilities,” said Kisa Christensen, Supacat Senior Project Manager LAND
The officers who inspected the facility are likely to post into capability and acquisition roles in
the near future.
Some of these officers could end up becoming Australia’s future CASG and Army Project Team leaders. So it was very exciting to be able to show them what we’re working on, Ms Christensen said.