Defence & Security News - Jamaica
|Tuesday, December 3, 2013 05:57 PM|
|Jamaica Defense Forces to acquire 12 Bushmaster armoured personnel carrier from Thales Australia|
Cabinet of Jamaica government has approved a five-year recapitalisation project for the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) which will see the JDF replacing obsolete and mainly unserviceable V150 armoured cars in its fleet. Under the project, the JDF (Jamaica Defense Forces) will acquire 12 Thales Australia Bushmaster armoured personnel carriers (APCs) a report from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said.
Bushmaster 4x4 armoured vehicle personnel carrier from Australian army.
At present, the
JDF has a complement of 14 Cadillac Gage V150s, 10 of which were acquired
37 years ago in 1976 and the other four were acquired in 1985, according
to the OPM.
With over 800 Bushmaster variants delivered to the Australian Defence Force and the Netherlands, Bushmaster is operationally combat-proven, highly capable and affordable, offering greatly enhanced protection, mobility, mission performance, reliability, mission flexibility and operational sustainability.
Jamaica Defense Forces to acquire 12 Bushmaster armoured personnel carrier Thales Australia 0312138
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- Published: Tuesday, 03 December 2013 17:00
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