Equipping Defence

Overlander - Medium Heavy Capability, Field Vehicles, Modules and Trailers

Project Number:
LAND 121 Phase 3B
Australian Army
Land and Vehicles

Project description

LAND 121 Phase 3B is acquiring 2707 medium and heavy vehicles along with 3858 modules and 1753 trailers. The project will deliver a range of modern mediumweight (4x4), medium (6x6) and heavy (8x8 and 10x10) trucks, in both protected and unprotected configurations, together with matching medium and heavy trailers.

The LAND 121 Phase 3B vehicle fleet will be delivered in the following configurations:

• Heavy trucks (equipment transporters);

• Medium and heavy recovery vehicles;

• Heavy truck variants (self-loading hook-lift trucks, fuel trucks and tippers); and

• Mediumweight truck variants (tray, tray with crane, and tippers).

The heavy trucks will replace the ADF’s Mack trucks and the medium trucks will replace its Unimog trucks. The Macks and Unimogs have been in service in the ADF since the early 1980s. The new vehicles will enhance performance and protection for the ADF’s training and logistic support capability by providing uniformity throughout the fleet. Around 40 per cent of vehicles delivered under Phase 3B will have protected (armoured) cabins to protect against ballistic and blast threats. Every truck will be fitted for military radios and the ADF’s Battle Management System as part of the Army’s move to a digitised capability.

Deliverable Original Planned Achieved / Forecast Notes

Project Year of Commencement

July 2013

Initial Materiel Release (IMR)

Dec 2018

Nov 2018

All variances are forecast to be achieved ahead of planned dates and are a reflection of estimated planned work required to achieve MAA milestones.

Initial Operational Capability (IOC)

Dec 2019

Nov 2019

As per IMR

Final Materiel Release (FMR)

Dec 2022

Jul 2022

As per IMR

Final Operational Capability (FOC)

Dec 2023

Jan 2023

As per IMR

Content is current as at July 2017.

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