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    LAND 400 what new combat vehicles replace the [FONT=Arial] M113, ASLAV and Bushmaster PMV[/FONT]?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally1967 View Post
    LAND 400 what new combat vehicles replace the [FONT=Arial] M113, ASLAV and Bushmaster PMV[/FONT]?
    No one knows yet, it is still about 8 years away since it was pushed back. Initial time frame was 2015-2020, it's now 2020-2025.

    It's not even known if it will be a mixture of tracked/wheeled yet. If there is one thing the ADF/DMO is good at, it's friggin around.

    Army will be watching US decisions very closely with the GCV, but should that fall through, some of the possible replacements would be:

    CV9030
    Armadillo
    Piranha V

    Wheeled for Cav, tracked for infantry.

    It will be interesting to see if the Marine Corps ACV gets a buy as well for 2 RAR/ARG.

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    Defence Minister Materiel of Australia takes delivery of latest Hawkei vehicle and trailer prototypes.

    Defence Minister of Materiel from Australia, Thursday 13, 2012, takes the delivery of the latest Hawkei vehicle and trailer prototypes from Thales Australia. This prototype is the first to be delivered under Stage 2 of Project LAND 121 Phase 4.
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    Supacat has delivered prototype of its new Special Forces vehicle HMT Extenda to Australian army.

    Melbourne, Australia, 14 Dec, 2012, Supacat has delivered a prototype of its new special operations vehicle to the Australian Defence Force, on time and on budget. Supacat, partnering with a team of Australian companies, was selected in April 2012 as preferred bidder to provide a prototype vehicle for the Special Operations Vehicle element of the Australian Defence Material Organisation (DMO)’s JP2097 Ph 1B (REDFIN) program.
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    ^ Nice!

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    Talisman Sabre will be held again in 2013?

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    On time and on budget, that's a first!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wally1967 View Post
    ^ Nice!

    .................

    Talisman Sabre will be held again in 2013?
    Yep, sure will be, every two years as always.

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    Disapointed to hear about this
    Reminds me of the similiar incident after reading "Canister On Fire" in regards to the withdraw of the Centurion's durring Vietnam.

    The ASLAV finishes its tour of duty in Afghanistan:

    http://www.defence.gov.au/defencenew...2/dec/1207.htm
    The last two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAVs) serving in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) completed their tour of duty with a range shoot at the Multi National Base - Tarin Kot heavy weapons range in November.
    The ASLAVs - eight-wheel drive amphibious vehicles – are known for their reliability, low maintenance costs and ability to travel quickly over long distances.
    The vehicles have been serviced and disassembled prior to their journey home.
    Officer Commanding 3rd Royal Australian Regiment Task Group Mobility Support Combat Team (MSCT) Major Patrick Davison said it is the end of an era for Australian Cavalry combat operations with the vehicles departing Afghanistan.

    “ASLAVs were used extensively for nine years in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Major Davison said.
    “We used our vehicles in 58 combat missions between June and early November.”
    The MSCT, comprising ASLAVs, Bushmasters, a platoon of infantry, a Joint Fires Observer, a section of combat engineers and a medic, performed four main roles in Afghanistan.
    “We provided mentoring support to the 4th Combat Support Kandak, provided tactical mobility around the provinces for Forward Operating Base personnel, escorted logistic convoys and served in a Quick Reaction Force function,” Major Davison said.
    “We were extremely busy from the day we arrived and operated widely across Uruzgan province clocking up more than 4000km on the roads during operations.”
    The MSCT had a wide range of experienced soldiers within its ranks; some had been deployed to Afghanistan before in their ASLAV operating roles.
    Trooper Michael McSorley is an ASLAV gunner with Mentoring Task Force 4 (MTF 4) and deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 with Mentoring Task Force 1 as an ASLAV driver.
    “I’ve seen a lot of changes in Afghanistan during this deployment since being here two years ago,” Trooper McSorley said.

    “For me Afghanistan feels safer now compared to back then.
    “Two years ago there were a lot more contacts and IED [improvised explosive device] incidents. The work done since then paved the way for us feeling safe, particularly around Tarin Kot.”
    Trooper McSorley said the ASLAV vehicles were highly effective performing their combat roles working in and outside Tarin Kot.
    “The shock factor they brought to the party assisted the Australian Mentor led forces here,” he said.
    “Being a part of one of the last two crews to operate them in the MEAO was special for me.
    “We trained all year and by the time we got to deploy it was a good feeling.”
    MTF 4 was the first deployment for ASLAV driver Trooper Peter Chivers,
    “It was a busy deployment in the beginning and we had a lot of jobs on in a short period of time,” Trooper Chivers said.
    “As a driver I also took care of the maintenance of the vehicle.

    “The toughest part of my job was dropping the belly armour each month to do maintenance.”
    Trooper Chivers said it was a privilege to be one of the last troopers to operate an ASLAV in the Middle East Area of Operations.
    “It’s a bit of history and I’ll look back on it and know I was one of the last to drive an ASLAV in Afghanistan,” he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel View Post
    News updates from Afghanistan (from 01 December)...
    Afghan General backs cutback of Australian troops
    Hahaha, the guys a bloody comedian!!

    On one hand he wants half of Australia's commitment to Uruzgan gone now, yet he wants our soldiers and Aussie tax payers to provide the 4th Brigade and the province with:

    >Paved roads (get your lot to do it).
    >NVG's (not on your ****ing life).
    >Air support for on going operations (with what?)
    >Helicopters for AME...

    All for free.

    FFS, the arrogant bastard isn't asking for much is he?

    The best quote: "I have brought security for Uruzgan," General Zafar said through an interpreter.

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    Some interesting news clips from past years (but never posted here before)...












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    Quote Originally Posted by xav View Post
    Defence Minister Materiel of Australia takes delivery of latest Hawkei vehicle and trailer prototypes.


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    A news clip from the above occasion...


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    Default Afghanistan - Australian Special Operations Task Group



    Australian soldiers from the Special Operations Task Group conduct a range practise in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.


    Australian soldiers from the Special Operations Task Group conduct a range practise in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.


    Australian soldiers from the Special Operations Task Group conduct a range practise in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.

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    Default Afghanistan - Australian Special Operations Task Group



    Australian soldiers from the Special Operations Task Group prepare to board a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Multi-National Base – Tarin Kot, Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan, as they head out on another mission.


    Afghan Provincial Response Company – Uruzgan and Australian Special Operations Task Group personnel prepare to board a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter at Multi National Base - Tarin Kot for a mission in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.


    Australian soldiers from the Special Operations Task Group board a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter after a mission in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.


    A U.S. Army helicopter overflies Australian Special Operations Task Group and Afghan National Security Force elements during a cordon and search mission in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan.


    A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter prepares to land on a hillside to extract Afghan National Security Force and Australian Special Operations Task Group elements after completing a clearance of a cave system in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.


    An Australian soldier from the Special Operations Task Group watches for insurgent activity during a mission in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.


    Two Australian soldiers from the Special Operations Task Group take cover during a mission in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.


    An Australian soldier from the Special Operations Task Group provides security for Afghan and Australian personnel preparing to board a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter after a counter-narcotics mission in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.


    Australian soldiers from the Special Operations Task Group monitor activity from an overwatch position as force elements clear a compound nearby, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.


    An Australian special forces soldier walks ahead of his Afghan National Security Force and Australian Special Operations Task Group comrades after a mission in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.
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    Australian Special Operations Task Group soldiers board a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft at Multi National Base - Tarin Kot, Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.


    Australian soldiers from the Special Operations Task Group prepare to board a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter at Multi National Base - Tarin Kot, Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.


    Australian Special Operations Task Group soldiers on the flight line at Multi National Base - Tarin Kot, Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.


    Australian soldiers from the Special Operations Task Group board a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter after a mission in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.


    Special Operations Task Group and Afghan National Security Force missions seized and destroyed 1000kg of marijuana during a mission in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan


    Special Operations Task Group and Afghan National Security Force conduct a clearance patrol in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.


    Australian soldiers from the Special Operations Task Group fire an M3 84mm Carl Gustaf medium direct fire support weapon during a range practise in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormovik View Post


    After a simple google search:

    XTEK chassis
    via - http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/2012022...hr3hwnrvfy.pdf

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    Oh my days...

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