Australian Minister of Defence has allocated budget to develop test Hawkei protected vehicle 0506121
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Defense News - Australia
|Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 08:12 AM|
|Australian Minister of Defence has allocated budget to develop and test Hawkei protected vehicle.|
Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Government has allocated just over $38 million to further develop and test the next generation Hawkei Light Protected Mobility Vehicle. The Hawkei is a mobile, 7-tonne fighting vehicle that offers a high level of protection for the soldiers inside it.
In December 2011 the Government announced that Thales Australia’s Hawkei had been selected as the preferred vehicle for the development and testing under Stage 2 of the Manufactured and Supported in Australia (MSA) option under LAND 121 Phase 4.