More Aussie Bushmasters go Dutch

THALES Australia has announced the sale of 14 additional Bushmaster vehicles to the Netherlands Army, bringing total Dutch orders to 86 vehicles.

THALES Australia has announced the sale of 14 additional Bushmaster vehicles to the Netherlands Army, bringing total Dutch orders to 86 vehicles.

Minister for Defence, Personnel, Materiel and Science, Greg Combet today congratulated the Bushmaster team – based in Bendigo – who will deliver the Bushmaster troop carrier variants to the Netherlands Ministry of Defence in October and November.

“The Bushmaster continues to be very successful on operations and Thales is working closely with the Netherlands Ministry of Defence to meet their ongoing requirements.

“The Bushmaster is currently deployed overseas with Australian and Dutch forces in Afghanistan,” Combet said.

“Troops operating the vehicle overseas have told me the Bushmaster continues to perform remarkably well,” he added.