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WA to benefit from new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles

14 March 2018 

A WA business will benefit from more than $50 million after winning a share of the Land 400 Phase 2 investment.

This comes as part of the Turnbull Government’s announcement of Rhienmetall as the selected supplier for the Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle project, worth more than $5 billion in acquisition.

WA Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds said Hofmann Engineering in Bassendean would not only benefit financially from the project, but would be able to create about 30 new jobs for Western Australians.

“This investment in new Army capability is a key part of the Turnbull Government’s commitment to a safe and secure Australia,” Senator Reynolds said.

“It is also an exciting opportunity for WA industry to play a vital role in delivering leading edge technology to Australia’s Army.

“This is a long-term project, which will create many long-term jobs. Over the 30 year life of the vehicles, Australian industry will deliver two-thirds, or $10.2 billion of the acquisition and sustainment, which will create up to 1,450 jobs right across Australia.

“As a WA Senator and passionate advocate for Western Australia’s thriving defence industry, I am proud to see Western Australian companies contribute to yet another important national project.”

The vehicles will be equipped with high levels of protection, firepower and mobility which will enable sustained operations, varying from peacekeeping to close combat.

The new facilities will be used at facilities in Puckapunyal, Bandiana, Adelaide, Townsville and Enoggera.

For more information visit www.defence.gov.au/casg/equippingdefence/land400

 

Media Contact: Amy Blom 08 9477 5411, 0431 685 372 or amy.blom@aph.gov.au

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