Voices of QueensLAND400
Learn more about Rheinmetall Defence Australia, the capabilities of its Boxer Combat reconnaissance vehicle, Rheinmetall’s vision for an Australian military vehicle industry and the competitive advantages that Queensland offers.
Rheinmetall and Queensland – the collective vision and capability
Listen to Gary Stewart, Managing Director of Rheinmetall Defence Australia, outline Rheinmetall’s offer to the Commonwealth and its three related elements—delivery of a new capability for Army, delivery of a new industrial capability for Australia, and a pathway for innovation. Cameron Dick MP, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning shares the Queensland Government’s vision for the state’s defence industries, and Mal Lane, Executive of Defence and Aerospace Development with the Queensland Government provides insight into Queensland’s existing defence and heavy vehicle capabilities.
Rheinmetall and Queensland – the collective vision and capability transcript ( 81 KB)
Queensland – the most advantageous location for LAND 400
Rheinmetall selected Queensland to locate its Australia-New Zealand Headquarters and Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence, if successful in the LAND 400 Phase 2 tender. Listen to industry leaders Gary Stewart from Rheinmetall, Robert Nioa from NIOA and Alan Callaghan from Harris Defence Australia explain more about their operations and what makes Queensland an attractive location for defence and advanced manufacturing organisations.
Queensland – the most advantageous location for LAND 400 transcript ( 68 KB)
Queensland’s defence technology, expertise and skilled workforce
Queensland’s availability of a proven and capable high-tech and manufacturing workforce is a critical factor ensuring the success of the defence operations and projects located in the state. Gary Stewart explains the technology, expertise and workforce capabilities that attracted Rheinmetall to select Queensland for its operations. Stephen Gates from TAFE Queensland SkillsTech and Professor Arun Sharma, QUT’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Commercialisation provide clarity on how their respective institutions are ensuring that Queensland’s future defence workforce needs are secure.
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Last updated: 16 Nov 2021