Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia Pty Ltd
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA) supplies logistic and tactical military vehicles and provides services to the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces. The services include; project management, systems engineering and integration, Through Life Support, maintenance and repair as well as spare parts’ management. RMMVA has over 100 personnel in several locations across Australia and New Zealand. RMMVA is part of the Rheinmetall Defence Australia Pty Ltd and a wholly owned subsidiary of Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH with its Headquarters in Munich, Germany.
In July 2013, RMMVA signed the LAND 121 Phase 3B contract with the Australian Government to supply over 2,500 protected and unprotected medium and heavy logistic vehicles and 3,000 specialist modules to the Australian Defence Force. The first vehicles and modules were delivered in April 2016. The deliveries will continue through to 2020.
Shortly before, in April 2013, RMMVA executed a contract with the New Zealand Government to supply 200 logistic military trucks to the New Zealand Defence Force. Following completion of deliveries in 2014, RMMVA now provides local in-services support to the NZDF.
Products and services
RMMVA’s portfolio of products and services encompasses:
Australia’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE)
In 2020 Rheinmetall confirmed the opening of its Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank, Queensland, Australia and the establishment of a new national sovereign military vehicle capability that enables the design, development and local manufacture of military vehicles, platforms and turrets for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and export to like-minded nations. The MILVEHCOE is an 11ha precinct incorporating a regional headquarters for Rheinmetall and a major manufacturing hub that will deliver vehicles into the ADF including Boxer 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) under Australia’s billion project Land 400 Phase 2 and high mobility logistics trucks under the Land 121 Phase 3B/5B program.