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Land Forces 2016: Supacat gobbles up Kiwi contest

5th September 2016 - 09:05 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Adelaide

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Supacat has scored again in Australasia, this time winning a contract from the New Zealand Ministry of Defence for special forces vehicles.

New Zealand chose the same platform as Australia did, the HMT Extenda Mk II, for its Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) requirement. 

First deliveries should occur towards the end of 2017. The Kiwi vehicles will be manufactured in Australia by Supacat Team Australia, marking the latter’s first vehicle exports.

Supacat will also perform long-term support under a separate contract that is also being negotiated. 

New Zealand’s choice for SOV-MH will provide a high degree of commonality

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

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