General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS)-Australia confirmed on 3 April that it has submitted a bid to meet the Australian Army's (AA's) requirement of up to 450 modern infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) as part of Project Land 400 Phase 3.
The company said in a statement that it is offering an IFV variant of its Ajax family of armoured fighting vehicles that will "incorporate, among other leading technologies, a modern General Dynamics Land Systems-designed 30 mm turret".
"With the first Ajax vehicles already delivered to the British Army, the Commonwealth can have high-confidence in our ability to deliver to meet their timelines, whilst we maximise the role for Australian industry to ensure a sovereign tracked AFV manufacturing capability in Australia for years to come," said GDLS-Australia General Manager Kevin Connell, adding that more details on the company's Land 400 Phase 3 bid will be revealed "over the coming months".
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