Two of the four confirmed contenders bidding to replace the Australian Army’s M113AS4 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) with up to 450 modern infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) at a cost of AUD10–15 billion (USD7–10.4 billion) are to be shortlisted in the third quarter of 2019.
The two downselected competitors for Project Land 400 Phase III will then undertake an extensive risk mitigation activity (RMA), Major General David Coghlan, head of the newly formed armoured vehicle division in the Department of Defence’s (DoD’s) Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), said during an industry briefing on 22 May.
Although the detailed RMA schedule was not disclosed, it is expected to conclude with the submission of best and final offers and final evaluation.
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