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Bundeswehr orders more than 100 new combat vehicles in Australia

The Bundeswehr is using funds from the special fund to buy new heavy combat vehicles in Australia.

Defense Secretary Thomas Hitchler and Australian Arms Minister Pat Conroy on Thursday signed a statement of intent to buy more than 100 heavy weapons carriers — armored and combat-capable vehicles with an unmanned turret and artillery, according to the federal government. Ministry of Defence. They were intended to replace the “Wiesel” system previously used by the Bundeswehr.

Production of a new combat vehicle to be manufactured in Australia named “Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle” (CRV) has already started, the ministry said. The aim is to deliver the first vehicles by 2025. The ministry spoke of a “tight schedule”.

It said in a statement that the agreement was “a visible sign of confident cooperation between Germany and Australia as partners with values”. No information was initially released on the cost of the project. (AFP)

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