Posted by on January 11, 2022 6:06 am
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Australia Will Spend $3.5 Billion on Over 100 US Tanks and Armored Vehicles

Australia will purchase 127 tanks and armoured vehicles from the United States in an AU$3.5 billion (US$2.52 billion) deal that comes as the federal government continues bolstering its defence force amid ongoing tensions in the Indo-Pacific. Under the deal, Australia will acquire from the U.S. State Department: 75 M1A2 SEPv3 Abram tanks, 29 M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicles, 17 M1074 Joint Assault Bridge Vehicles, and six M88A2 Armoured Recovery Vehicles. Initially announced in May 2021, the first vehicles are expected to arrive in 2024 and will be deployed from 2025. “The new Abrams will give our soldiers the best possibility of success and protection from harm,” Defence Minister Peter Dutton said in a press release. “The M1A2 Abrams will incorporate the latest developments in Australian sovereign defence capabilities, including command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems, and benefit from the intended manufacture of tank ammunition in Australia,” he added. Rick Burr, …

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