Land Combat Vehicle System Program

The South Australian Government is committed to supporting the Australian Army's LAND 400 – Land Combat Vehicle System program as a once-in-a-generation opportunity by developing a competitive and sustainable advanced manufacturing armoured fighting vehicle support industry.

One of the world’s largest armoured fighting vehicle programs, LAND 400 is designed to deliver the Australian Army’s mounted close combat capability. 

South Australia is actively pursuing Phase 2 of LAND 400, which will involve producing up to 225 combat reconnaissance vehicles worth about $4-5 billion in acquisition, plus up to 35 years of sustainment and upgrade work.

The tender for Phase 2, to deliver the mounted combat reconnaissance capability and replace the in-service Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) fleet, closed on 3 September 2015.

As part of its support to the bidders for Phase 2, South Australia has proposed the development of a Land Systems Precinct within the Edinburgh Defence Precinct.

The Precinct will bring together the Commonwealth and industry people, systems and infrastructure needed to optimise the Army's land combat system. 

Complementing this strategic infrastructure, the state offers a stable, skilled workforce; deep supply chain; and strong track record of manufacturing and sustaining armoured fighting vehicles.

Capturing LAND 400 Phase 2 would position the state for winning the much larger LAND 400 Phase 3, which will involve producing up to 467 infantry fighting vehicles worth around $10-15 billion in acquisition, plus more than three decades of sustainment.  

More information: Project LAND 400

For further information please direct all enquiries to Ilona Horan, Director, Land at Defence SA. Tel: +61 8 8463 7153 or