BAE Systems Australia Patria AMV35 and Rheinmetall Boxer CRV ‘PASS’ Air Mobility Trials at RAAF Base Fairbairn

On 22 June 2017, both contenders for LAND 400 Phase 2 were in Canberra at Fairbairn RAAF Base to undertake air transportability trials with the RAAF’s C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

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As reported earlier this week, the BAE Systems Australia Patria AMV35 and Rheinmetall Boxer CRV were at Fairbairn RAAF Base in Canberra as part of The Army’s Land 400 Phase 2 project for air transportability trials.

Project LAND 400 Phase 2 will acquire 225 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) to replace the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV). The Phase 2 fleet will include seven variants.

On 28 July 2016, Defence announced that BAE Systems Australia and Rheinmetall had been short-listed to participate in the Risk Mitigation Activity, which includes a 12-month test and evaluation activity, to significantly lower risk to both the Commonwealth and industry in the acquisition and through-life support of these vehicles.

On 22 June 2017, both contenders for LAND 400 Phase 2 were in Canberra at Fairbairn RAAF Base to undertake air transportability trials with the RAAF’s C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

The air transportability trials form part of the project’s Risk Mitigation Activity and both vehicles passed their test and met all the objectives of the trial.

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Terry Turner

Terry Turner is Senior Editor for Defence.com.au and Editor in Chief for the entire stable of CYBER PRESS magazines.CYBER PRESS is an Australian media business specialising in multi-channel broad audience online digital publishing. Our company is the evolution of Eco Magazines, Australia's premiere dedicated online publisher of full-format digital magazines. Put simply, we specialise, where many merely dabble.

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