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05 October 2022
BABCOCK ANNOUNCES PARTNERS FOR LAND 125-4

Image: Infantry Section member conducting Human-Machine bounding activities with Robotic and Autonomous Platform during filming of Babcock’s engineering video for L125-4, Integrated Soldier Systems. (Courtesy Babcock

Babcock Australasia (Babcock) today announced it will partner with Shoal Group, Buzzworks and Bond University to deliver the Land 125 Phase 4 Integrated Soldier System Program.

The partnership will run alongside Babcock's plans to establish a Future Australian Soldier System Technology Centre (FASST-C).

Speaking at LAND FORCES 2022, Babcock’s Head of Customer Solutions (Defence & Security) Craig Schwartz said that Babcock and its local partners were bringing together Defence, Industry and Commonwealth stakeholders in an inclusive model to deliver future capability for the Australian soldier.

“A key tenet of our approach includes engaging with adjacent programs to understand their needs and requirements – working collaboratively to manage integration risk and unlock opportunities.

“The net result is what we call “best for soldier’. This provides a better outcome for the country than project decisions made in isolation,” he said.

Babcock chose Shoal Group, Buzzworks and Bond University’s Tactical Research Unit as its core team, based on their proven credentials in collaboration, domain knowledge, and commitment to deliver programmatic outcomes for the Army:

Shoal Group will provide systems engineering and verification and validation services for the program, centred on providing sophisticated digital capability models to the FASST-C to ensure that operational needs are identified and met.

Buzzworks, a veteran owned and operated Australian SME, provides subject matter expertise and integration support in next-generation soldier combat systems and related technology.

Bond University’s Tactical Research Unit will provide specialist capability regarding human factors and biomechanical studies on current, in-development and future soldier system capability.

Babcock will establish the FASST-C to support new and disruptive technologies that enhance the lethality, range and survivability of the Australian soldier.

The new facility will be complemented by a Technical Support Network of organisations that bring the specific domain knowledge needed for the integration of soldier systems with adjacent defence capability.

Babcock is exhibiting at LAND FORCES on stand 2M1.


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