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Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE)

Ipswich is now home to the most advanced military vehicle manufacturing facility in the country. Rheinmetall’s new Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) will deliver next-generation defence projects for both the Australian Defence Force and our international allies.

As part of the largest acquisition project in the history of the Australian Army, the $5.2 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 project will see Rheinmetall manufacture Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles right here in Queensland.

And where better to establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility? Queensland offered Rheinmetall an unrivalled combination of capabilities and competitive advantages that perfectly suited their operations.

In addition to boosting the Queensland economy by $1 billion, Rheinmetall expects the MILVEHCOE will create up to 450 jobs for Queenslanders in the first 10 years. Jobs will span a wide range of functions, trades, technologies and advanced manufacturing tasks. Some of these include welders; vehicle and engine assemblers; systems and integration engineers; electronic and electro-optics technicians; software coders and developers; painters and surface finishers and many other specialisations.

The Queensland Government and Rheinmetall have committed to a long-term partnership and share a vision to grow the state’s defence capabilities. With Rheinmetall now shortlisted for the LAND 400 Phase 3 project, valued at up to $27 billion, Queensland is fast becoming a defence manufacturing powerhouse and Australia’s home of land defence capability.

Last updated: 29 Sep 2020