To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

×
Open menu

Death Adder strikes hard in Australia

28th September 2021 - 04:53 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

RSS

Bale Defence has won the ADF’s Rough Terrain Vehicle 2 tender with its diminutive in-service Death Adder. (Bale Defence)

A small Australian-built tactical vehicle has been selected for army special forces.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has awarded an $A8.47 million ($6.17 million) contract to a domestic firm for 40 small tactical off-road vehicles.

Bale Defence, based in Port Macquarie, will manufacture the new-generation Death Adder rough-terrain vehicles (RTV).

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said, ‘The rough-terrain vehicle provides an important tactical, light, all-terrain land capability used by the ADF on operations and exercises both in Australia and overseas.’

An RfT for this RTV 2 programme had been issued on 9 July 2019, listing the need for 40 vehicles with an option for up to 30 more. Submissions closed on …

Want to read more?

To read this article, along with thousands of others like it, start your Premium News free trial.

Start Trial or log in here

Share to

Linkedin