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Thales signs Dutch Bushmaster support deal

11th May 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Thales has signed a six-year in-service support contract with the Netherlands Material Logistic Command for the Bushmaster vehicle fleet, the company announced on 9 May.

The contract includes the transfer of technology from Australia, where the Bushmaster vehicles are built, to Dutch maintenance services provider, Van Halteren Metaal (VHM).

The partnership between Thales and VHM will provide preventative maintenance and a local repair and modification capability for the Netherlands government.

Pierre Bénard, VP, vehicles and tactical systems at Thales, said: ‘There is a long history of trust between the Netherlands and Thales. Ten years ago we built the best tactical platform to meet the Dutch Army’s ambitions around the world. Thales continually invests and innovates in future technologies to meet the challenge of evolving battlefield threats and to maintain the Bushmaster at state of the art.’

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