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Efforts proceed to fix Australian Hawkei vehicle
Despite gaining approval to enter full-rate production less than nine months ago, new problems have been found in the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF’s) new Hawkei 4x4 Protected Mobility Vehicle - Light (PMV-L).
Issues with the vehicles anti-lock braking system (ABS) were discovered during tests in November 2020 that delayed Hawkei’s IOC. Prime contractor Thales Australia and German braking manufacturer Wabco ZF are developing a software solution to fix the system.
Hawkei was unable to stop on a hill when operated off-road on a steep gradient. When the differential locks were not engaged, and one of the vehicle’s wheels would spin, the ABS …
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