Australian forces are a part of the coalition fighting with Islamic State group jihadists in Syria and Iraq, but Turnbull denied the procurement of 1,100 blast-immune Hawkei indicated a greater international participation.
“Yet, the fact is that IEDs (improvised explosive devices) for example really are a characteristic of the current battle field and no matter the circumstance where the Australian Defence Force is running that kind of risk is nearly surely planning to be there. These vehicles can work in every terrain.”
Canberra hasn’t yet determined on its defence procurement programme that was largest — an estimated Aus$50 billion endeavor to replace electrical and current diesel -powered Collins Class subs.
Turnbull said the government would buy the 1,100 locally-assembled vehicles were shielded by Hawkei, as well as more than 1,000 trailers, made at the production line of Thales Australia in the southern state of Victoria.
“It’s a good example of how the Australian Defence Force is investing in technology to satisfy the dangers of the present day battleground,” Turnbull said.
Turnbull said 170 occupations will be provided by the plan and a further 60 in the supply chain which were created to be mobile and have greater blast resistance, are made in the regional place.
The Hawkei can also be the just safe freedom vehicle that Australian military helicopters can transport.
” Turnbull explained it was expected the Hawkei would build on the success of the more heavy, Thales Australia Bushmaster armoured infantry transport vehicles which exported to a number of states and have been employed in Afghanistan.