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Australia goes IFV shopping

19th November 2015 - 11:11 GMT | by Mike Yeo in Melbourne

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Australia has issued an RfI for a new tracked infantry carrier for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). 

Issued under Project Land 400 Phase 3 for a Mounted Close Combat Capability, the RfI will cover 450 IFVs and 17 manoeuvre support vehicles (MSV) to replace the Australian Army’s upgraded BAE Systems M113AS4 APCs.

The IFVs are expected to provide protection and mobility to match that of Australia’s M1A1 Abrams MBT, and also be capable of carrying an eight-man infantry section. 

Details on how the IFV/MSV fits into the Australian Army’s revised force structure under Plan Beersheba are expected to be …

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