Bisalloy Bags Armour Steel Plate Order for LAND400 of Rheinmetall
Australian steel plate manufacturer Bisalloy Steels has announced the receipt of a significant order from Rheinmetall for highly specialised Australian Made BISALLOY Armour steel. The steel, developed by Bisalloy to meet the protection levels required for the BOXER 8×8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles and tested and certified by the German Government and the German Government testing authority BAAINBw in collaboration with Rheinmetall Defence Australia, will be used for Rheinmetall’s Australian-built BOXER 8×8 CRV in the LAND400 Phase 2 program. This first purchase order marks Bisalloy’s firm presence in the German defence prime contractor’s global supply chain, and follows the successful completion of an extensive testing and evaluation program.
Bisalloy and Rheinmetall began collaborating in 2017 and since that time have strengthened their relationship through a teaming agreement that enabled the two companies to collaborate on R&D, reciprocal technical visits, various plant and production tours, technical discussions, and the sharing of information.
Bisalloy is Australia’s only manufacturer of high strength and high hardness quenched and tempered steel plate used for armour, structural, protection and wear-resistant steel applications. Bisalloy has a long history of collaboration with the Australian Defence Force. Originally developed in the 1980s for use in the hulls of the Royal Australian Navy’s Frigates, BISALLOY Armour steel has since been used in many domestic defence projects, including the Collins Class Submarine, Bushmaster Infantry Mobility Vehicles, Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicle (Light) to name just a few.