Land 125 Phase 4 Integrated Soldier System



Contact Details


Dusko Bajic
NSW Defence Industry Manager
+61 417 323 636
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Ariane Lopes
Supply Chain Manager Defence ICNSA
+61 435 962 688
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  Locations: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Australia, Auckland Region, NI, SI New Zealand
  Project Value: $1B+
  Project Status: Pre Gate 1, Pre Request for Tender
  Project Owner SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE AUSTRALASIA PTY LTD

Project Details


About Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia Pty Ltd

Safran Electronics & Defence Australasia is a subsidiary of the international aerospace and defence company Safran. On a path of growth and investment in Australia, Safran Electronics and Defense Australasia recently established Research and Technology (R&T), and Design and Industrialisation (D&I) teams. To support its growth, Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia moved into a new facility in Botany, south of Sydney at the end of 2018.

Safran has produced and continuously evolved over 23,000 FELIN soldier systems for the French Army as well as contributing and leading soldier modernisation programs around the world for decades.

To meet the requirements of L125-4, Safran Electronics & Defence Australasia will leverage its global experience in soldier modernisation programs and lead a consortium which combines the best Australian experience and knowledge available in autonomous systems, and complex program delivery. To this end, Safran has partnered with BAE Systems Australia and Nova Systems to form Team SABRE to bid for L125-4.


The Project

L125-4 aims to enhance the ADF’s ability to respond with new technology to rapidly changing threat environments, whilst reducing the cognitive and physical burden placed on modern soldiers. Team SABRE will design integrate and deliver its Soldier Augmentations and Battlefield Robotic Enablers solution in Australia with maximum participation of Australian Industry.

Team SABRE is committed to achieving the objectives of the Defence Industry Policy Statement and its approach to development and innovation with Australian Industry is founded on 3 pillars. These are:

  1. A product agnostic approach for the full scope of equipment to maximise opportunities for Australian suppliers to win work
  2. Development of local facilities, equipment and supply chains to decrease or eliminate dependence on overseas facilities
  3. Foster innovation, knowledge transfer, skill development and IP creation, to make the Australian Defence Industry’s workforce smarter and more capable.

The full scope of equipment the ADF is seeking to procure is open to supply from Australian Industry. The project also includes the provision of simulation systems, training and R&D services among others and Team SABRE will seek industry and academic partners across these areas, in addition to the supply of soldier equipment and robotics.

Through Team SABRE, Land 125-4 presents an opportunity to create a truly Australian Integrated Soldier System.


General Information on Project

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How to register an Expression of Interest

This is a general EOI submission and Work Packages currently available to submit an EOI for are listed below.

Shortlisted SMEs will be invited to tender Work Packages as needed.

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01. Soldier protection products01 Feb 202110 May 2021 
  
Team Sabre is seeking EOI from companies with capabilities in the following area:
Ballistic protection
-Hard armour plates - direct small arms munition strike protection, lightweight
-Soft armour - fragmentation protection, knife and sharp edge protection, protecting vital organs and torso, non-obstructive and ergonomic
-Eyewear - Ballistic shooting eyewear, for use in both day or night, does not impede on hearing protection or combat helmet
-Facial protection - Fragmentation protection, can be used during training and simulation ammunition, can be used in conjunction with NVG's without loss of field of view
-Undergarments - fragmentation and fire protection, tactical, ergonomic, breathable
-Extremities - gloves, neck (sharp edge and fire protection), high level of dexterity in the fingers to operate small devices, can still operate touch screen tablets and phones, knuckle protection
Other Ballistic Protection
-Ocular
-Aural - Hearing protection with enhanced electronic hearing, the ability to have dual-band as an option (for multiple radio networks), mil-spec and has the ability to fit ballistic helmets, can be worn for extended periods of time without induced fatigue
-Respiratory - tactical rebreathers filtered for in-service smoke chemicals, operators still able to have full visual view, and able to take normal firing positions, can be donned in less than one minute, can be used with NVGs without minimal reduced FOV, minimal reduction in breathing effort when worn and during strenuous physical activity
-Emergency Flotation - can be operated one handed, can be operated under distress, can be operated under reduced consciousness, must be able to bear the weight of a fully dress combat soldier with potentially heavy accessories, must be able to be operated by another soldier when the wearer is unconscious, ergonomic and lightweight when not activated, can be worn for long periods of time without increasing soldier fatigue
Test and qualification capabilities
02. Radio and intercom systems01 Feb 202110 May 2021 
  
Team Sabre is seeking EOI from companies with capabilities in the following area:
RF technology & equipment
-SDR, antennas, MANET/mesh radios, etc.
Voice and Audio products
-PTT, option to switch to loudspeaker if required, volume control and easily manipulated switch to go to full quiet mode
-Earpieces / bone mics - adjustable or mould-able sizing to fit any soldier, mil-spec or able to withstand stretching and arduous use without breaking, can have components easily replaced
-Hearing protection with integrated voice and audio capability, enhanced electronic hearing that is true-to-environment
-Microphones
Engineering, test and evaluation services
-RF centric
03. Training and Simulation solutions01 Feb 202110 May 2021 
  
Team Sabre is seeking EOI from companies with capabilities in the following area:
Training platform providers
LVC simulator providers
R&D simulator providers
Content creators and service providers
-Interest in customisation and configuration capabilities (Models / Terrain / Environments / Sensors / Vehicles) and operational support for physical hardware, AR/VR systems and device integration
04. Robotics01 Feb 202110 May 2021 
  
Team Sabre is seeking EOI from companies with capabilities in the following area:
-Unmanned Ground Systems/Vehicles
-Payloads
-Sensors
-Artificial Intelligence
-Machine Learning
05. Mobile devices01 Feb 202110 May 2021 
  
Team Sabre is seeking EOI from companies with capabilities in the following area:
Application development
-Android native, looking for proven capability and track record with military/defence specific projects, ATAK plugins, interface with hardware and embedded devices, radio management, power management, external GPS, health monitoring, etc.
Device security
-Device hardening & Crypto management providers
Security services
-Vulnerability assessment, Penetration/Application testing, certification, etc.
Enterprise & device management services
-Seeking EOI from certified providers with Defence experience
06. Contract manufacture01 Feb 202110 May 2021 
  
Team Sabre is seeking EOI from companies with capabilities in the following area:
Cabling, connectors, wire harnesses
-Experience working with COTS and MOTS solutions
-Experience in multiple connectors utilising the AS GSA Standard Connector (NATO endorsed, 6-pin Level 2 Dismounted Soldier Systems (DSS) power and data source interconnection) i.e. Mighty Mouse Connector
Mobile/electronic device customisation, configuration and testing
Final assembly, packaging, stores & logistic management, etc.
-Turnkey providers
07. Other Soldier System Equipment01 Feb 202110 May 2021 
  
Team Sabre is seeking EOI from companies with capabilities in the following area:
Miscellaneous not specifically called out in previous sections -
-Power Systems - portable on-the-man, custom solutions with ergonomics integrated into the Soldier System
-Batteries - portable on-the-man, custom solutions with ergonomics integrated into the Soldier --System, smart batteries which can be charged from different Systems (portable, vehicle, solar, energy)
-Power hubs - experience in multiple connectors utilising the AS GSA Standard Connector (NATO endorsed, 6-pin Level 2 Dismounted Soldier Systems (DSS) power and data source interconnection) i.e. Mighty Mouse Connector
-Combat Supplies
Pouches, packs - assault packs, modular packs, custom solutions fit to role (sniper, JTAC, breachers, combat first aiders)
08. Emerging Technology01 Feb 202110 May 2021 
  
Team Sabre is seeking EOI from companies with capabilities in the following area:
Health and performance monitoring systems
-Sleep, rest, energy output tracker and log (Whoop style tracker)
-Heart rate, Blood Pressure , breath rate tracker and monitoring
-Software performance monitoring tracking for the section, platoon - a gathering spot for all data collected which can be separated in categories and then extrapolated for creating outputs and improving training / performance
Software defined radio networks & wireless mesh technologies
09. Research and Development01 Feb 202110 May 2021 
  
Team Sabre is seeking EOI from companies with capabilities in the following area:
Wireless mesh network simulation/emulation, analysis, algorithm development & optimisation
Ballistic protection
Signature management / reduction
-Technical textiles
-Access to raw material
Human performance management & enhancement
10. Professional Consultancy Services01 Feb 202110 May 2021 
  
Team Sabre is seeking EOI from companies with capabilities in the following area:
-Engineering Services
-Project and Program Management ---Services
-Training Services
-Integrated Logistics Support Services
-Asset Management Services