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PREMIUM: Australia to splash out on heavy armour

4th May 2021 - 06:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Australian Army's tank fleet is to receive a makeover. (Gordon Arthur)

Modern Abrams tanks, bridge-layers, recovery vehicles and breaching vehicles for Australia await contract signature.

Government approvals from the US will see the Australian Army’s M1 Abrams tank fleet upgraded, as well as new combat engineering assets allocated.

Greater clarity emerged on 29 April when the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced a potential $1.685 billion Foreign Military Sale to Canberra.

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