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Upgraded CPT turrets delivered to Australia

20th March 2017 - 07:03 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Thales and its subcontractor Thomas Global have successfully delivered nine upgraded Crew Procedural Trainer (CPT) turrets for the Australian Army's Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV), the Australian Ministry of Defence announced on 15 March.

The ASLAV CPT is a simulator which allows the crew commander and gunner to practice gunnery skills without the need to use live ammunition.

Christopher Pyne, Australia's minister for defence industry, said: 'Contributing to the Australian economy, the upgrade contract valued at $5 million has seen the creation of nine new jobs in Rydalmere and Regents Park, in NSW, as a result of industry and Defence working together. The upgrade will lead to lower life cycle costs and higher availability, ensuring this platform remains reliable, affordable and effective.

'Thales and Thomas Global in partnership with the Defence project office have brought the Australian Army's fleet of 18 ASLAV CPTs to a common technology baseline, and addressed component obsolescence.'

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