LAND 17 Phase 1A

Prime Contractor: The capabilities will be purchased from the US Government through the FMS programme.

2010/2011 spend: $76 million

This phase of the project seeks to enhance the indirect fire support capability of the ADF. The project will replace and enhance specified elements of Army’s indirect fire system. The Project LAND 17 mission system will address the tactical joint fires artillery command and control systems, indirect fire system delivery platforms and other indirect fire system elements. The project will also meet the various integrated logistic support requirements including training support, facilities and all aspects of through-life support.
The project will deliver 35 M777A2 Lightweight 155mm Towed Howitzers, a Battle Management System – Fires (BMS-F) Command and Control (C2) system, and course correcting fuzes. This project has an ISD of mid-2011, with FOC scheduled for achievement in 2013. Key activities for 2010-2011 are:
the M777A2, produced by BAE Land Systems (UK and USA), is being procured through FMS arrangements with the US Government. An initial delivery of one gun is to occur in August 2010, to enable testing to be completed. The first major delivery of 10 guns is planned for March 2011.
the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) produced by Raytheon Network Centric Systems (USA) has been selected as the BMS-F (C2) system and procured through FMS arrangements with the US Government. Initial deliveries of the software, for acceptance testing, is planned to occur from January 2011.
the XM201156 Precision Guidance Kit, which has been selected as the course correcting fuze materiel solution. The XM201156 is produced by Alliant Techsystems (USA). The FMS case for procurement is planned for mid 2010, with initial deliveries for testing planned for mid 2011.


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