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Australia sees Spike in missile capability

31st May 2018 - 10:36 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Australia has selected the Rafael Spike LR2 multipurpose missile to equip its army’s future Rheinmetall Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV), according to testimony given by MG David Coghlan at a Senate estimates hearing on 30 May.

Coghlan is head of the Land Systems Division at the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), responsible for overseeing the acquisition of 211 Boxers under Project Land 400 Phase 2. The A$5.2 billion ($4.09 billion) contract was announced on 14 March.

He explained during the hearing: ‘The acquisition strategy for Phase 2 was that subsystems could be presented by the two primes – …

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