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Avalon 2017: Thales preps protected vehicles

3rd March 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Melbourne

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Thales Australia displayed Bushmaster and Hawkei protected vehicles at the Avalon Air Show, including a Bushmaster demonstrator aimed at the British Army's Multi-Role Vehicle - Protected (MRV-P) programme.

The Bushmaster was down-selected alongside other contenders for MRV-P, which requires four different vehicle types.

Ian Gethin, Thales Australia's director of marketing and sales operations for its armaments and protected vehicles division, told Shephard that the Bushmaster would be despatched to the UK soon so it could take part in upcoming evaluations.

The demonstrator, painted in a green camouflage scheme, is the first to feature front doors. The Australian Army did not

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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