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Defence Services Asia: Australia’s Hawkei undergoes further testing

11th April 2014 - 11:13 GMT | by Tim Fish in London


The developmental test and evaluation stage on the six Thales Hawkei prototype vehicles and trailer acquired under Australia’s Project Land 121 - dubbed Overlander - has been extended, it has emerged.

A spokesperson from the Australian DoD told Shephard in advance of the DSA 2014 exhibition that this risk reduction activity will ‘further reduce risk prior to a second-pass consideration by government, which is expected in 2015’.

Stage two of the Land 121 Phase 4 procurement programme intends to acquire 1,300 protection mobility vehicles. Testing of the Hawkei vehicles has been underway since May 2013 on two utility variants, two command

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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