Defence contractor Thales Australia has unveiled the World Bushmaster, a new variant of the infantry mobility vehicle.

The new model has the ability to easily configure and adapt between left and right hand drive marking the unique capability than the standard version.

The Bushmaster’s inbuilt flexibility for a wide range of different operational requirements has been displayed at defence industry event DVD 2009.

The new vehicle is fully structured with counter IED interrogation arm, surveillance mast with sensor head, SOTASIP vehicle communications system, up-armour package and Kongsberg’s protector lite remote weapon station.

Other features of the World Bushmaster include a new dashboard control layout, extra rear door step, added external antenna points and a reversing alarm.