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The program includes the replacement of the LCM-8 of the Australian Army with a new landing.
Both companies, if selected, will provide an LMV-M solution using internal industrial capacity, including design, construction and local supply chain. Both companies have previously worked and submitted projects to the Australian Defense Forces (ADF).
Navantia Australia Managing Director Israel Lozano said: “The partnership between Navantia Australia and UGL offers a combined experience of working with both the Navy and the Army to achieve excellent results.
“Together, we offer the Department of Defense a highly compatible design, cost-effective delivery, supply guarantee, contribution to the naval shipbuilding plan and maximum Australian content.
UGL Managing Director Doug Moss said: “I am pleased that UGL has partnered with Navantia Australia to bring our significant expertise in Australian heavy production and genuine Australian sovereign capacity to improve the capacity of Australian naval shipbuilding.
Navantia Australia first unveiled plans to bid for a change of landing craft last year at a ground troop exhibition.
He also showed a series of locally designed variants of landing craft called Kodal at the event.
The deadline for submitting bids is June 14, 2022.
Last week, Raytheon Australia announced that it was working with Austal and the BMT Group to apply for the LAND 8710-1A program.
Australia is investing about $ 577.04 million ($ 800 million) in the Littoral Maneuver – Light, LAND 8710 Phase 1 project to boost the army’s amphibious capabilities.