Land 400 begins air transport trials
Australia's defence procurement project, LAND 400 Phase 2, has commenced air transportability trials, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 19 June.
LAND 400 Phase 2 will see the acquisition of 225 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles to replace the Australian Light Armoured Vehicles currently in service with the Australian Army.
Both contenders will be tested using C-17 aircraft for the air transportability trials at the Royal Australian Air Force base in Fairbairn.
The trials are part of the Risk Mitigation Activity which is a 12 month test and evaluation programme to reduce the risk to both the nation and industry through the acquisition and sustainment of these vehicles.
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