Projects LAND 17 Phase 1C.2

LAND 17 Phase 1C.2 is a current Australian Defence Capability Program to acquire 155mm artillery 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 ammunition for use within the 39 Calibre M777A2 Lightweight Towed Howitzer (LTH).

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

Once in service the capability will offer:

  1. Increased range over current in-service ammunition, including an extended range capability,
  2. Reduced vulnerability during storage, transport 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. 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.

Not only will NIOA provide Ammunition Options and Solutions (alongside our partners), but also Subject Matter Expert (SME) Support and Engineering and technical artefacts for the requested Ammunition Options and Solutions.