Lethality System Project (LAND 159)

The Lethality System Project (LAND 159) will equip the ADF with next-generation weapon systems, surveillance and target acquisitions ancillaries, ammunitions, facilities and training and support systems. The Lethality System will ensure ADF ground combatants maintain a capability advantage over potential adversaries to beyond 2030, and will be delivered in three Tranches (Table 1) summarised as follows:

  • Tranche 1 includes the Sniper System and the Close Combat System (comprising fighting knife, pistols, shotgun and the assault breaching system).
  • Tranche 2 includes the Close Combatant Assault Rifle, Machine Guns, and Direct Fire Support Weapons.
  • Tranche 3 includes enhanced munitions and emergent weapon systems.

The Lethality System Project Office within Land Systems Division is the lead agency for the delivery of Land 159, supported by Land Explosive Ordnance Systems Program Office (LEOSPO) for munitions aspects. The Capability Manager Representative is Head Land Capability, with the Dismounted Combat Program having lead responsibility within Land Capability Division.

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Contact Details

Lethality System Project Office

LAND 159
Land Systems Division
Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group
Victoria Barracks Melbourne (VBM-H)
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Issues and concerns: please e-mail the Defence LAND 159 Project Office on: land159.lethalitysystem@defence.gov.au

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Content is current as at 4 July 2023.