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Thales launches Bushmaster MR6

29th January 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Thales has launched a new version of its Bushmaster vehicle, the Bushmaster Multi Role 6 (MR6), at the International Armoured Vehicles Conference in London.

The evolved Bushmaster includes features to improve protection, mobility and capacity, and enhanced power and management systems for the digitised battlespace.

Bushmaster MR6 retains the ‘deep V-hull’ of the original, to deflect blast energy away from the crew and increase survivability in land mine and IED strikes.

The vehicle has completed its first trials and will be available in 12 variants.

Pierre Bénard, vice-president in charge of vehicles and tactical systems at Thales, said: ‘We are extremely proud to be launching this new Bushmaster MR6. It demonstrates our absolute commitment to saving soldiers’ lives through continual improvement, taking into account the experiences on the ground and the concrete needs of our customers.’

The vehicle is currently being offered for the UK’s Multi-Role Vehicle Protected programme.

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