Australian Defence signs deed to strengthen Army field equipment

The Morrison Government is strengthening the capability of the Australian Army, under a multi-million dollar deed to improve field equipment.

Australian Defence signs deed to strengthen Army field equipment
The Managing Director Sea To Summit, Mr Roland Tyson (left) shows ADF field equipment to the Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds, CSC and the Director-General Integrated Soldier Systems, Brigadier David Smith, AM, DSM in the Sea To Summit showroom floor in Perth, Western Australia (Picture source: Commonwealth of Australia)

Under the Standing Offer Deed with Sea to Summit Pty Ltd, the West Australian business will provide $30m of equipment including shelters, sleeping bags, non-lethal force, adventure training, hand tools, and personal protective equipment to support ADF personnel both in Australia and overseas.

At a signing ceremony on Dec.17, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Sea to Summit would play a vital role in supporting our personnel on exercises and operations. “As a key defence industry partner, Sea to Summit is ensuring the Australian Defence Force is well placed to maintain leading-edge field equipment. This deed will help to make the ADF more effective – and that means making our servicemen and women safer. “The partnership is part of the Liberal-National Government’s commitment to modernising the ADF, which is why we are investing $200 billion over the decade in Defence capability.

Under the Integrated Soldier Systems Project investments will also be made in Army’s ability to acquire the next generation of body armour, helmet and equipment carriage system, field equipment, combat flotation aids, and simulation and training systems.” The Standing Offer has an initial five-year term with three five-year options to extend.