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Army receives first Hawkeis

Ready for action: Senator Bridget McKenzie and minister for defence industry Christopher Pyne inspect one of the pilot Hawkei vehicles.

New Army vehicle set to become Australia’s highest-production vehicle from 2018

General News logo25 Nov 2016

- French-owned defence contractor Thales Australia has delivered a batch of 10 pilot production vehicles to the Army as part of its $1.3 billion contract.

- The Hawkei vehicles were the first produced on the new production line at the Bendigo plant in Victoria where Thales also makes the 10-passenger Bushmaster troop carrier.

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