14 May 2013

News Story: Australia to purchase 2,700 protected and unprotected vehicles for the Australian Armed Forces

Australian Rheinmetall MAN truck with Giraffe Radar

The Australian Government has pledged to purchase 2,700 deployable protected and unprotected medium and heavy vehicles to provide the national army with enhanced firepower, protection and mobility in the 2013 Defence White Paper.

Acquired as part of LAND 121 Phase 3B, the new vehicles, trailers and associated modules will replace the army's ageing Unimog, Mack and S-Liner truck fleet, which provide support and sustainment to Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel during combat operations.

Scheduled to be supplied by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia and Haulmark Trailers Australia, subject to completion of all final issues and formal government approval processes, the vehicles and trailers will be primarily used for personnel and equipment transport missions.

The self-loading trucks will also be used in support of humanitarian assistance, and casualty evacuation operations.

Read the full story at Army Recognition