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Australia’s Land 400 project – the right choice?

15th March 2018 - 23:57 GMT | by Nigel Pittaway in Melbourne


On 14 March the Australian government announced that Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) had won a fierce competition to build the Australian Army’s next generation of AFVs.

The A$5.2 billion ($4.02 billion) deal will see Rheinmetall build 211 Boxer 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) under Project Land 400 Phase 2. Because the vehicles are modular and can be adapted for a number of roles such as ambulance or C2, 211 hulls and 233 mission-specific modules are being acquired.

In the CRV role, the Boxer will be armed with an antitank guided missile (AGTM), with Rafael’s Spike, the Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin

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Nigel Pittaway


Nigel Pittaway

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

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