Chapter Six - Defence Materiel Organisation > Approved Major Capital Equipment Projects > LAND 40
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Approved Major Capital Equipment Projects

Top 30 Projects by 2004-05 Expenditure

LAND 40 Direct Fire Guided Weapon

Prime contractor: Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture, through foreign military sales with the United States Government

This project is for the acquisition of a man-portable direct fire guided weapon for use against armoured vehicles, bunkers and fortifications to a range of at least 2,000 metres. The Javelin weapon system has been selected as the materiel solution. The acquisition involves a quantity of command launch units, missiles, training equipment and logistics support.

The Javelin will be issued to selected infantry, cavalry and special forces units. An initial quantity of Javelin weapon systems was purchased for use by special forces units in Afghanistan and Iraq. The letter of offer and acceptance for the main acquisition was signed with the United States Government in August 2002.

The delivery of Javelin Basic Skills training equipment was achieved in March 2005, with the deliveries being 12 months ahead of the contracted schedule. Initial introduction into service training was completed.

The project exceeded its 2004-05 revised estimated expenditure, as equipment and ammunition was delivered ahead of schedule.

This project contributes to Army capability.

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