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Australia trucks on with UGV trials

15th June 2018 - 08:40 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Australian Army is continuing its foray into UGVs, with Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne announcing on 13 June that Praesidium Global had won a contract for four vehicles plus accessories.

The award is worth A$2 million ($1.49 million) to the Caloundra, Queensland-based company.

Pyne stated, ‘The unmanned ground vehicles will be used by the army to support a 12-month user evaluation trial within the 2018-19 financial year.’

He continued, ‘Unmanned ground vehicles will enhance the army’s capability through assisting our soldiers with a range of manual handling tasks, such as moving heavy loads and field equipment, and casualty

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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