BAE Systems worked with Marand on its transition from the automotive and aerospace to defence industry through collaboration on the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme more than 10 years ago. BAE Systems provides titanium parts to Marand, which are used in the manufacture of F-35 vertical tail fins in Australia and are in turn exported to the US under contract from BAE Systems in the UK. “BAE Systems is a great partner. The company delivers on its industrial commitments, transferring technology that has allowed Marand to create high skilled jobs and defence exports. We have already proven that we can deliver complex defence production technology transfers in Australia with 100 percent quality and delivery performance,” commented Rohan Stocker, Marand CEO.
In July 2016, BAE Systems and Land 400 bid partner Patria were confirmed as one of two tenders selected to take part in the 51 week Risk Mitigation Activity for the Australian Army’s Land 400 Phase 2 combat reconnaissance vehicle program, for which the companies are offering the combat-proven AMV35. The team is committed to manufacturing the AMV35 locally with an industry solution that will grow local manufacturing knowledge, create jobs and bring further economic benefits to the Australian SME supply chain.