The Australian Defence Ministry has released a request for proposal for the disposal of surplus army vehicles and trailers, Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare has announced.

The move forms part of the reforms to dispose of up to 12,000 pieces of military equipment in bulk.

“By disposing of this equipment in bulk, it will increase the amount of revenue defence can raise and reinvest in new equipment,” Clare added.

“The money raised from the sale of these vehicles will be invested in Force 2030, with one option to fund simulators used for training that will reduce the wear and tear on army vehicles.”

The vehicles that will be disposed of include non-combat vehicles such as Land Rovers, trailers, Unimogs, trucks and truck-mounted cranes, which will be replaced by new vehicles under Defence Project LAND 121.

The disposal will begin this year and run through 2020.