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Australia eyes APS for AFV fleets

15th November 2017 - 19:40 GMT | by Nigel Pittaway in Melbourne


A senior Australian Army officer has revealed that a hard-kill active protection system (APS) is under consideration for future integration with the service’s fleets of Thales Bushmaster and Hawkei protected mobility vehicles.

Maj Gen Gus McLachlan, commander of the Australian Army’s Forces Command, first announced the concept via social media in early October and he has since provided further details to Shephard.

Australia is considering an APS for its fleet of wheeled 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles to be acquired under Project Land 400, and it will also seek to fit a protection system to its M1A1 Abrams tanks

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Nigel Pittaway


Nigel Pittaway

Nigel Pittaway is a Shephard correspondent based in Melbourne, Australia.

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