Projects LAND 17 Phase 1C.2

Project LAND 17 Phase 1C.2 is a current Australian Defence Capability Program project that seeks to acquire munitions that are modern and military-off-the-shelf (MOTS). The aim of the project is to investigate, select, acquire, and certify a future family of 155mm ammunition for use within the 39 Calibre M777A2 lightweight towed howitzer.

NIOA have teamed with JUNGHANS Microtec GmbH, Nitrochemie Aschau GmbH, and Rheinmetall Denel Munitions to provide the Assegai Family of Ammunition including a full family of projectiles, charge systems, fuzes and primer, idenified as the Future Artillery Ammunition (FAA).

Once in service the capability will offer:

  1. Increased range, including an extended range capability,
  2. Reduced vulnerability during storage, transportation and operational use by achieving a high degree of Insensitive Munition (IM) compliance in accordance with the ADF IM policy,
  3. Enhanced lethal and non-lethal effects in terms of effectiveness, illumination and screening capabilities,
  4. Identifying the most cost-effective supply chain arrangement for the establishment of certification stock, war stock reserve and a raise, train and sustain stock for the life of type of the M777A2 LTH.

The project sees NIOA not only providiing Ammunition Options and Solutions (along side our partners), but also SME Support and Engineering and technical artefacts for the requested Ammunition Options and Solutions.

For more information about the LAND17 Phase 1C.2 Project please contact Richard Pryor HERE.