October 7, 2015

One reason why they call it the Lucky Country

Sure wouldn't mind taking one of these mean boys out to the forest and bully some Suzukis. The Australian Defence Force is getting 1100 of the Hawkei 4x4 light protected mobility vehicles (it's named after a snake) to replace most of its unprotected Land Rover fleet. The Hawkei, designed by Thales Australia, will be built at its Bendigo factory in Victoria. Pilot production will begin early next year as work on the Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle winds down. First deliveries are scheduled towards the end of 2017.

1 comment:

  1. So, NZ government, that is how you support your local economy and industry. Good one Australia.

    Good pic of Linton's truck by the way ;)