Land 40 Phase 2 removed from Projects of Concern list

Joint release with the Minister for Defence Materiel, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP

LAND 40 Phase 2, the Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher project, has been removed from the Projects of Concern list.

Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne said the project has been on the list since December 2012, however is now well positioned to deliver an important capability to the Australian Defence Force.

“The removal of this project demonstrates that the Projects of Concern process is working.” Senator Payne said.

“The goal for all projects of concern is to successfully remediate the projects and return them to the usual project management framework.”

“This Government remains committed to providing the best equipment and capability to our Australian Defence Force personnel, whilst delivering sound value for money to taxpayers,” she said.

Project LAND 40 Phase 2 has entered a new contract with Australian company NIOA to supply the next generation of the Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher.

Delivery of the new MK-47 weapons including an advanced sighting system will commence in late-2016 and be completed by mid-2017.

The Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher system will prove a valuable capability to our forces.

The current Projects of Concern list is as follows:

Project Description Date added
CN 10 Collins Class Submarines November 2008
AIR 9000 Ph 2, 4, & 6 Multi-Role Helicopter November 2010
JP 2086 Ph1 Mulwala Redevelopment Project December 2012
SEA 4000 Ph3 Air Warfare Destroyer June 2014
JP 2008 Ph 3F Australian Defence Satellite Communications Capability Terrestrial Enhancement September 2014