Thales Selects Boeing for Australian Vehicle Programme

31 August 2009 (Last Updated August 31st, 2009 18:30)

Thales Australia has contracted Boeing Defence Australia to provide integrated logistics support (ILS) for its protected mobility vehicle - light (PMV-L). ILS ensures the supportability of an equipment item during its design and development ensuring that they last longer an require less s

Thales Australia has contracted Boeing Defence Australia to provide integrated logistics support (ILS) for its protected mobility vehicle - light (PMV-L).

ILS ensures the supportability of an equipment item during its design and development ensuring that they last longer an require less support, therby saving costs.

The vehicle is destined for phase 4 of the Australian Army's LAND 121 programme, also called Project Overlander, which is a multiphased project to provide field vehicles modules and trailers as well as the associated support items for the Australian Defence Force.

LAND 121 will replace the army's fleet of logistic support vehicles, while phase 4 will provide armoured light mobility vehicles to improve the safety of deployed troops.