Modernisation projects

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Army is implementing a number of projects and initiatives to ensure it keeps pace with changes in technology and the character of war itself. A robust modernisation and planning program is used to maintain a highly regarded, professional organisation that can meet the future needs of the Australian Government.

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Monthly modernisation update

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The soldier

Australia's soldiers are some of the best equipped in the world. Come and explore some of our key equipment and clothing on our interactive, 360 degree rotating soldiers.

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HMAS TARAKAN landing Army vehicles, equipment and supplies during Exercise Sea Lion 08. Plan BEERSHEBA was announced in December 2011.

Plan BEERSHEBA

Plan BEERSHEBA adjusts Army's force structure to generate optimal capability to conform to strategic guidance and meet the challenge of contemporary warfare. It incorporates lessons learned over a decade of continuous operations.

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Project LAND 400

LAND 400 aims to enhance the mounted close combat capability of the Land Force by providing armoured fighting vehicles with improved firepower, protection, mobility and communication characteristics.

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Project LAND 200

The LAND 200 Project will provide Army with digital radios and Battle Management Systems (BMS), both vehicle-mounted and dismounted (on the soldier), across the Australian Defence Force.

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LAND 121 seeks to deliver a networked and integrated capability to the modernisation of the land forces.

Project LAND 121

Project LAND 121 is a multi-phase project that will provide field vehicles, modules and trailers, as well as through-life support, with greater versatility and lifespan than the assets currently in service.

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Aviation projects

The Australian Army has a range of aircraft that are amongst the world's most advanced. Our three major aviation platforms will be undergoing capability assurance programs in line with Army modernisation.

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CAPT Hamilton from MTF 4, in front of a HUSKY Ground Penetrating Radar in Tarin Kot.

Project NINGAUI

The threat of Improvised Explosive Devices has increased exponentially since 2006. It’s the weapon system of choice for insurgents because it doesn’t involve direct engagement with Western forces. The project dubbed NINGAUI will provide vehicles to assist in detection, clearance and bypass of explosive hazards to make roads safer for soldiers in Uruzgan province.

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