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Australia requests M88A2 from US

30th January 2015 - 08:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale of M88A2 Hercules heavy recovery vehicles to Australia, the US Defense Security Agency announced on 26 January.

The estimated cost for up to six M88A2s, support and services is $47 million. The principal contractor will be BAE Systems.

The sale will also include supply and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, US government and contractor engineering, logistics, and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics support.

Australia had requested a possible sale of up to six M88A2 Hercules heavy recovery vehicles, seven Force XXI Battle Command, Brigade & Below/Blue Force Trackers, AN/PSN-13(V) advanced GPS receivers, AN/VAS-5 driver vision enhancers, AN/VRC-92F with RT-1523F single channel ground and airborne radio systems, commander’s weapon station assemblies, remote thermal sights, radio harnesses, M239 grenade launchers, maintenance support devices, deep water fording kits, spare and repair parts.

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