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LAND 125 Soldier Combat System: Phase 3C Lethality

Project Overview

Land 125 is a multi-phase combat ensemble project that aims to deliver successive enhancements to the Soldier Combat System and is responsible for the acquisition of capabilities for the dismounted close combat force. Capabilities are integrated through a spiral development plan that allows for incremental acquisition.

It is providing enhancements to the NATO-defined and inter-related soldier sub-systems of Lethality, Survivability, Sustainment and Mobility, and Command, Control Communications, Computer and Information.

The combination of individual combatants, their units and the interfaces with the internal and external battle environment is termed the Soldier Combat System.

Land 125 Phases

The project has been split over a number of DMO divisions.
Phase 3 received Government First Pass approval in May 2005. Phase 3 of the project was then divided into three distinct sub-phases:

Phase 4 - Soldier System Integration (responsibility with Integrated Soldier Systems Development Directorate, Land Systems Division).

Phase 3C - Lethality

The technical solution selected to meet the rifle platform for Land 125 Phase 3C is the F90 and enhanced version of the F88 Steyr rifle. The F90 is a modular rifle system which provides greater flexibility for the mounting of ancillary devices, improve the Grenade Launcher Attachment integration, improved ergonomics and reduced weapon mass and greater interoperability with NATO ammunition types. These modifications will enhance the lethality of the individual soldier, fire team and section.

Point of Contact

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1 RAR soldier equipped with the developmental test bed equipment from which Soldier Enhancement Version One capabilities were developed

LAND 125 Soldier Combat System
Armament Systems Program Office
Integrated Soldier Systems Branch
Land Systems Division
Defence Materiel Organisation
Victoria Barracks Melbourne
256-310 St Kilda Road

Last updated: July 2014

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