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New armoured vehicle purchase replaces ageing fleet

The army's deteriorating fleet is to receive a boost thanks to the purchase of 43 new armoured vehicles.

Defence Minister Ron Mark has announced that the Government has approved buying Bushmaster NZ5.5 vehicles, two of which were on show at Linton Military Camp on Wednesday.

The $102.9 million price tag covers 43 Australian-designed Bushmasters, training, a desktop simulator and support equipment, and infrastructure upgrades at Linton.

Some Bushmasters are already in service with the SAS and they’re widely used across other Five Eyes nations.


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