More Bushmasters for Afghanistan:
The Australian Government has approved the purchase of an additional 101 Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles to support Australian Defence Force (ADF) operations in Afghanistan.
The Government also announced that Defence has signed a contract for an additional 101 Bushmaster vehicles to address operational requirements. 31 Bushmasters have been damaged beyond repair in recent years and their replacement plus a further 70 vehicles will support current and future operations. The Bushmaster is an outstanding combat vehicle that has unquestionably saved Australian lives in Afghanistan. The addition of these vehicles will take the total number of Bushmasters ordered by Defence to 838. The vehicles will be manufactured in Australia and will be delivered over the next 18 months.
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