Infantry Fighting Vehicle contenders unveiled

first_imgInfantry Fighting Vehicle contenders unveiled Department of DefenceIssued by Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Acting Defence Minister Joint media release: Senator Jim Molan AO DSCTwo contenders for the largest acquisition project in the history of the Army have been officially unveiled in Canberra today.The new Infantry Fighting Vehicles prototypes are currently under evaluation, and once delivered, the project will provide the Army with an advanced, cutting-edge mounted close combat capability.The Acting Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne said the Morrison Government is acquiring up to 450 Infantry Fighting Vehicles.“These next generation infantry fighting vehicles will provide Australian soldiers with higher levels of protection, mobility, firepower and connectivity,” Minister Payne said.“They will give our troops the best possible opportunity to successfully complete their mission safely.“This project is part of the Morrison Government’s unprecedented $270 billion investment in defence capability over the next decade, which will protect our national and strategic interests for years to come.”The two shortlisted tenderers for the $18.1 – $27.1 billion LAND 400 Phase 3 project are Rheinmetall Defence Australia, offering its KF-41 Lynx, and Hanwha Defense Australia, with its Redback.If successful, both companies have proposed to build the vehicles in Australia, with substantial investment in Australian industry capability, supporting Australian jobs, talent and technology.Attending the official unveiling in Canberra, a former Army Major General, Senator Molan said Defence was seeking a tracked infantry fighting vehicle, capable of accommodating six soldiers in addition to a crew of three.“Hanwha Defense Australia and Rheinmetall Defence Australia have each delivered three prototype vehicles which will be tested over the course of this year, as part of a two-year risk mitigation activity,” Senator Molan said.“These activities include Australian soldiers participating in user evaluation and testing, with a particular focus on the armour, firepower and mobility of the platforms.”“I am proud to be part of a Government that is investing in greater firepower and protection for the Australian Army.”A decision on the preferred tenderer will be presented to Government for consideration in 2022.The Infantry Fighting Vehicles will replace the current M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers that have been in service since the mid-1960s.Imagery may be accessed at: https://images.defence.gov.au/S20210253 /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:acquisition, army, Australia, Australian, Australian industry, Canberra, Defence, Government, industry, Investment, Marise Payne, Minister, mobility, Morrison, Morrison Government, navy, technology, testinglast_img read more

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‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ is back for an eleventh season

first_img Jamie Foxx appears to be in a Maserati Mistral; that’s Sebastian Maniscalco on a Vespa; we see Ricky Gervais in a Rolls-Royce, and Matthew Broderick gets a Lamborghini Huracan.Barry Marder’s ride is a drop-top Porsche 356; there’s Mario Joyner in a VW Thing; Melissa Villaseñor is, we think, in a Nissan Figaro; Seth Rogen rocks a 1974 Dodge Monaco (a.k.a. the Bluesmobile); and we get Bridget Everett in a ’61 Cadillac drop-top. Eddie Murphy, no doubt the star of this season, is paired up with a Porsche Carrera GT, arguably the best sports car Porsche’s ever made. The only one we can’t figure out is the wagon-SUV that Martin Short is being ferried along in, so perhaps you, the reader, can tell us! Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is back July 19 with new guests, as well as some old favourites, Netflix announced mid-June.Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld pairs his favourite comedians with cars that match their personality, and they go for a ride and a coffee.As usual, we’ve scrutinized the press release photos to try to scope out the cars Jerry has decided to match to his comic co-stars, and we think we’ve gotten pretty much all of them. Motor Mouth: When did we all become so stupid? The new season of CCC and all 11 episodes therein will be released on Netflix on July 19 2019, where all questions (and laughter) will be revealed.RELATED Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Season 11: Freshly Brewed  Netflix RELATED TAGSPorscheLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.center_img advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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