The Australian Army fields a diverse range of infantry weaponry, which will be progressively refreshed, enhanced or replaced and new capability acquired under a pair of new projects, Land 159 and Land 4108.
Land 159 covers small arms – assault rifles, handguns, shotguns, sniper weapons and light medium and heavy machine guns and even fighting knives. Land 4108 takes in direct fire support weapons – short medium and long range weapons, lightweight mortar, grenades, command detonated munitions, unmanned weapon systems and loitering munitions.
“Team Qld” - a united bloc of 29 Federal LNP MPs and Senators led by Ted - has been publicly backing a Qld company called NIAO for the Land 159 project and this week the company was awarded the first stage of the project.
Ted spearheaded the campaign which will not only improve Australia’s sovereign capability in munitions but also deliver much needed jobs.
Read The Courier Mail's article from 16 July below: