In 2017, the Queensland Government entered into an agreement with Rheinmetall Defence Australia for it to establish its Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) at Redbank.
The MILVEHCOE is Rheinmetall’s Australia-New Zealand headquarters, the production facility for its Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles for the $5.2 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 program and subject to Rheinmetall winning the LAND 400 Phase 3 program, the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle.
In addition to the LAND 400 programs, the Queensland Government is supporting Rheinmetall in its bid for upcoming defence projects.
Rheinmetall’s MILVEHCOE spans 11 hectares and features:
30,000m2 manufacturing and production building
electromagnetic capability chamber
outdoor vehicle test track
fully enclosed weapons test firing tunnel
electronics building, administration centre and corporate training centre
car parking for employees and visitors, vehicle storage, refuelling and wash-down bays, water storage tanks, waste and recycling facilities.
The facility features some of the best technologies from across Rheinmetall’s entire defence business – electronics, electro-optics, armour, turrets, vehicles and simulators in addition to an impressive range of development and test facilities.