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Approved Major Capital Equipment Projects

Top 30 Projects by 2004-05 Expenditure

LAND 112 Ph 3 Australian Light Armoured Vehicles

Prime contractor: General Dynamics Land Systems (Canada)

Phase 3 of this project will acquire an additional 144 wheeled light armoured vehicles and standardise the Phase 2 fleet. The additional vehicles will be used to complete the equipping of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Darwin, Northern Territory) and the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Brisbane, Queensland).

Key outcomes for 2004-05 were the delivery of all 144 Phase 3 vehicles and the delivery of 20 of the 113 standardised Phase 2 vehicles. Phase 3 vehicles were delivered on schedule. Delivery of standardised Phase 2 vehicles to the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment was affected by unplanned operational enhancements and are now expected to be complete in early 2006.

The Crew Procedural Trainer and acquisition of the multi-spectral surveillance variant have suffered some delays. The Crew Procedural Trainer has had several hardware and software development issues for which solutions were developed in 2004-05 and are now being implemented. Deliveries are planned to commence in 2005-06.

This project did not achieve the 2004-05 estimated expenditure. This shortfall was caused by the diversion of the contractor's resources to the preparation for operational deployments, continued development of the crew procedural trainer project and the slippage of contract signature for the surveillance variant.

This project contributes to Army capability.

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