Raytheon Australia has launched a supplier portal for the LAND 19 Phase 7B program, and is calling on Australian small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate in the project.

A successful local defence industry depends upon strong partnerships between businesses large and small. As the proposed prime system integrator for Army’s future Short Range Ground Based Air Defence capability under LAND 19 Ph 7B, Raytheon is dedicated to the identification of opportunities for Australian industry to participate in the project and enhance local industry capabilities.

As part of this process, Raytheon has implemented an Australian Industry Capability (AIC) development plan to identify Australian suppliers who are able to support activities in areas such as component manufacture, assembly and test, systems integration and in-country sustainment for LAND 19 Ph 7B. To facilitate its engagement with Australian industry partners, Raytheon has implemented a supplier portal, as a secure online tool to allow Australian industry to register its interest and provide Raytheon with information about their capabilities.

Registering an expression of interest via the supplier portal is the first step to identifying opportunities for industry participation in the LAND 19 Ph 7B project. Following the registration period all potential suppliers who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to attend industry showcases that will provide an opportunity for them to meet with members of the Raytheon Australia project team and discuss their capabilities.

The portal is open until 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time on 25 October 2017, and can be accessed at: