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Pacific 2017: Land 400 missiles slug it out

4th October 2017 - 08:17 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Sydney


While Rheinmetall’s Boxer and BAE Systems’ AMV35 8x8 armoured vehicles are duking it out to win a contract from the Australian Army under Project Land 400 Phase 2, another battle is going on to supply associated antitank guided missiles (ATGM).

The main contenders were out in force at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney, with Lockheed Martin/Raytheon’s Javelin, MBDA’s MMP and Rafael’s Spike considered the frontrunners.

The tried-and-tested Javelin is already in service with the Australian Army as a man-portable weapon, plus it has the advantage of interoperability with the US. Certainly, the latter factor can never

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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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