Since 2007 Logistic Engineering Services (LES) has been supporting NIOA on a variety of Defence projects. NIOA is Australia’s leading privately owned small arms supplier with access to extensive international resources and capabilities.
Land 40-2 is the acquisition of the MK47 Lightweight Automatic Grenade Launcher (LWAGL), a man-portable, crew served, ground mounted weapon system used in the offensive, defensive, suppressive and neutralising role against point targets out to 1200m and area targets out to 1500m.
The system consists of the MK47 Grenade Launcher, MK108 Tripod, MK107 Mount and the Lightweight Video Sight 2 (LVS2) which provides day/night viewing, target ranging, ballistic computation and aiming aids.
LES initially supported NIOA by providing the Tender Response Bid Manager and is now providing the Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) for the program. This support includes:
- Developing specific ILS plans
- Developing the Technical Documentation to support the organic Defence maintenance requirements
- Developing the Operator manuals that ensure the safe and effective use of the weapon system
Developing the operator and maintainer training in accordance with the Systems Approach to Defence Learning (SADL), including
- The training recommendations Report (TNGRECR)
- Learning Management Packages (LMP)
- Training presentations
The program is on schedule and budget and currently progressing the Acceptance Test Program (ATP) which is expected to highlight the accuracy and effectiveness of the system to the users involved. Introduction into units is expected to commence in late 2016.
LES and NIOA have developed a strong relationship that is focused on providing the best possible outcome for Defence whilst building Australian Capability. LES continue to support NIOA in other Defence related programs.