Elbit Systems of Australia (ELSA) has been shortlisted for Land125 Phase 4 Integrated Soldier System (ISS). The fourth phase of the Commonwealth program to modernise the ADF’s Soldier Combat System (SCS), is seeking an industry partner for the supply and support of an ISS capability that would enable continuous growth of the current and future SCS. ELSA has the ability to deliver the project using an agile design and development approach aimed at supporting incremental evolution of the Soldier Combat System for the duration of the tranche, which would include in-house research and development
Elbit Systems of Australia Managing Director, Major General (ret’d) Paul McLachlan AO, CSC said,”The shortlisting demonstrated the company’s commitment to continue to work with defence on the provision of capability that would increase the effectiveness of Australian soldiers. I am very pleased to announce our progress to the limited RFT stage for Land 125 Phase 4 for the ISS, which is indicative of our continued commitment to produce world-leading soldier systems from global technology using an upskilled sovereign workforce here in Australia.”
In 2018 Australian Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne has approved the LAND 125 Phase 4 Integrated Soldier Systems project. LAND 125 is a multi-phase program dedicated to equipping the Australian Defence Force (ADF) soldiers with advanced gear and equipment that meet the modern combat requirements and provide advanced features such as decreased detectability, enhanced protection and other improvements. The range of new items that will be supplied to the ADF is quite wide including gear such as body armor, helmets, eye and hearing protection, load carriage equipment, water purifiers, sleeping bags, cooking gear etc.
The research, which focuses on collaboration between people and autonomous systems, will produce applications that can not only be used across defence, but could also benefit homeland security and emergency services. ELSA has a 250-strong workforce across three locations in Australia that includes more than 100 software and systems engineers. ELSA is a leading capability provider and Prime Systems Integration in design, delivery and sustainment of command and control systems, that include ISS, robotic and autonomous platform technologies and capabilities.