Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has congratulated Thales and its subcontractor Thomas Global, following their successful delivery of nine upgraded Crew Procedural Trainer (CPT) turrets for the Australian Army’s Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV).
The ASLAV CPT is a simulator which enables the crew commander and gunner to practice gunnery skills without the need to use live ammunition.
“Contributing to the Australian economy, the upgrade contract valued at $5 million has seen the creation of nine new jobs in Rydalmere and Regents Park, in NSW, as a result of industry and Defence working together,” Minister Pyne said.
“The upgrade will lead to lower life cycle costs and higher availability, ensuring this platform remains reliable, affordable and effective.
“This project is yet another example of how industry is helping deliver important, cost-effective capabilities to the Australian Defence Force.
“Thales and Thomas Global in partnership with the Defence project office have brought the Australian Army’s fleet of 18 ASLAV CPTs to a common technology baseline, and addressed component obsolescence,” he said