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Eurosatory 2012: Thales brings Hawkei to Europe

11th June 2012 - 20:55 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Paris


Thales Australia used the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris on 11 June to display its Hawkei light protected vehicle in Europe for the first time.

Developed for an Australian Defence Force (ADF) requirement for 1,300 new vehicles to replace its current Land Rover fleet, the 7 tonne Hawkei is designed to be easily deployable but still providing high levels of protection.

Chris Jenkins, Thales Australia’s CEO, told reporters that in delivering six Hawkei prototypes as part of Australia’s LAND 121 phase 4 programme, the company was providing a tactical vehicle with the same protection levels of the Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle.

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