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Australian Army invests in UGVs with new contracts

11th August 2020 - 23:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


Australia has announced significant investment of A$12.2 million ($8.7 million) in industry contracts for autonomous vehicles and emerging technologies.

The money will go on experimentation, prototyping and exploration of UGVs for the Australian Army. They will be suitable for future contingencies such as combat, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Four specific contracts will be undertaken. The largest A$7.7 million contract will see BAE Systems Australia convert 16 M113AS4 APCs into optionally crewed combat vehicles and support the fleet over two years.

These 16 vehicles will add onto four existing vehicles. BAE Systems will perform the conversion at its South

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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