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Land Forces 2018: Quartet of IFV contenders emerges

6th September 2018 - 11:02 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Adelaide


Four OEMs made their presence felt as potential candidates for Australia’s latent Project Land 400 Phase 3 that is worth a lucrative A$10-15 billion ($7.2-10.8 billion). Three European vehicles were present at Land Forces 2018 in Adelaide, while one Asian country exhibited a scale model.

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) is pushing the Ajax family for the programme, and it brought an Apollo, a repair version of the family, to Adelaide. Interestingly, the British Army will use five variants of the nine wanted by the Australian Army, including the repair (called fitters by Australia), recovery, APC (which would suit Australia’s

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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