Hawker Pacific - Special Operations Helicopter LAND2097 Phase 4 Bid

Contact Details

  Dusko Bajic
  +61 417 323 636

  Jeremy Satchell
  +61 8 8429 2990

  Locations: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Australia
  Project Status: Bid Stage
  Project Owner HAWKER PACIFIC

Project Details

We would like to thank Australian industry for the strong response to our LAND 2097 Phase 4 ICN Gateway since launching in May. This has further connected Hawker Pacific to Australian businesses and identified multiple opportunities to enhance our solution for the Program.


In further support of our commitment to growing Australia’s sovereign Defence Industry capability base, and providing the very best capability outcomes for the Commonwealth, Hawker Pacific has extended the closing date for industry EOI’s to the 26th August. In addition we have also introduced an ‘Any Opportunity’ category, which will remain open throughout the approach to market activity, ensuring industry has a continued conduit to highlight innovative capabilities with our Project Team.

About Hawker Pacific

Employing more than 500 Australians at 10 facilities around the nation Hawker Pacific is a market leader in integrated civil and military aerospace sales and product support in Australia.

The Hawker Pacific team draws on over 40 years of experience to provide Defence with highly capable aviation assets and mission focused Through Life Support (TLS) solutions to ensure operational readiness and mission success. 

Our current programs continue to grow Australia’s sovereign Defence Industry capability base through the support of aviation capability across air mobility, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), training and the development of advanced technologies. 

The Project 

In February 2019 at the Avalon International Air Show and Aerospace & Defence Exhibition, Hawker Pacific confirmed that together with long standing partner Bell we are leading the development of a response to the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) forthcoming Special Operations Helicopter acquisition project, under LAND 2097 Phase 4, based around the Bell 407 or 429 platforms.

Under this project Defence is planning to acquire a fleet of light helicopters to enhance the ADF Special Operations capability, as advised in the 2016 Defence White Paper. The helicopters are to be proven Commercial or Military off the shelf, optimised for operating in dense urban environments, and capable of being rapidly deployed by air transport in ADF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft.

The helicopter will primarily support air assault of small Special Forces teams and should be capable of being rapidly re-configured by fitment of simple, proven, ISR equipment and weapons systems to fulfil its secondary roles. 

It is anticipated that the capability will be strongly supported by industry personnel across the principal areas of maintenance and ground crew, engineering, training and logistics (supply chain) support.

The primary location for the capability will be at Holsworthy Barracks, Sydney, NSW.

With Bell Helicopter’s leading performance and reliability combined with Hawker Pacific’s local expertise and Through Life Support capabilities, our world-class team provides a highly effective Special Operations Helicopter solution. 

The Opportunity 

LAND 2097 Phase 4 represents an opportunity for Australian industry to participate in both the acquisition and ongoing Through Life Support of this new ADF capability through the supply of products and services to support Hawker Pacific in the delivery of the Special Operations Helicopter to protect Australians at home and abroad. 

Hawker Pacific is committed to identifying and engaging with potential Australian suppliers, including small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and Indigenous businesses, which have capabilities to support upcoming work packages and demonstrate a real value proposition to the project.

This ICN portal will be used as the primary vehicle for potential suppliers to register expressions of interest (EOI), respond to specific work packages as they are released and support prequalification activities.

Initially, a number of high level supply categories have been identified which organisations can register interest against so we may notify you when applicable specific work packages are released.

Supplier Engagement Events 

Should we identify the need to hold general or targeted Supplier Engagement Events to further enhance the Australian supply solutions into the project over the coming months, we will use ICN email notifications to reach out to registered organisations in the associated categories.

How to register an Expression of Interest 

• Work Packages currently available to submit an EOI for are listed below.

• To submit an initial EOI for the Work Package listed, companies must have an ICN Gateway company profile. Information on how to register your company on ICN Gateway is detailed below.

• This is an initial, generic EOI submission only. Hawker Pacific will use this registration process to identify high potential Australian suppliers for further engagement in relation to applicable specific work packages.

ICN Gateway Company Registration

• Click here to register your company profile on ICN Gateway.

• Support and assistance is available via ICN Gateway.

• Your company summary and company description are used to assess your ability to complete projects when you lodge an EOI- please ensure that your company invests the time and energy required to represent your company in the most effective manner possible.

Learn more on Hawker Pacific’s Special Operations Helicopter program at www.hawkerpacific.com/SOH

More information about Hawker Pacific can be found at hawkerpacific.com


Work Packages

To submit an expression of interest, select the icon next to the work package scope you are interested in.
Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest shown below are subject to change.

Hawker Pacific - Special Operations Helicopter LAND2097 Phase 4 Bid - Any Opportunities5 Aug 1931 Dec 19 
Express interest for any opportunities that may arise for this project.