Thales out of $5 billion LAND 400 defence contract bid

Natalie Croxon
Updated February 12 2018 - 3:19pm, first published 2:17pm
Thales' Bushmaster and Hawkei vehicles, manufactured in Bendigo.
Thales' Bushmaster and Hawkei vehicles, manufactured in Bendigo.

The Victorian government has thrown its support behind BAE Systems Australia’s bid to win a $5 billion defence contract to provide the next generation of Army vehicles – but despite its history manufacturing such vehicles, it looks like Bendigo’s Thales site will not play a part in the project.

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Natalie Croxon

Natalie Croxon


Reporter at the Illawarra Mercury, mostly covering social affairs. Previously of the Bendigo Advertiser, Northern Daily Leader and Quirindi Advocate. Our Watch award winner.

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