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Australia launches Deployable Force Infrastructure project

13th February 2020 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Australian government has launched its Deployable Force Infrastructure project, LAND 8140, the Department of Defence announced on 13 February.

The project will fund investment in capabilities for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to rapidly and independently support a range of operations, including humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, peacekeeping and warfighting.

In total project will invest $500 million in these capabilities, with the first $150 million in funding to modernise deployable sanitation, catering, water management and treatment, shelters and power generation.

Linda Reynolds, Minister for Defence, said the funding will provide responsive, scalable and adaptable deployable infrastructure to meet evolving operational needs.

‘While this modernised capability will be used on missions overseas, it will also enhance support the ADF provides for humanitarian assistance and responding to natural disasters, including bushfire emergencies in Australia,’ Reynolds said.

Tenders are due to be released between February and March 2020.

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