Australian Thales Vehicles Sold to Fiji


03/06/2017: The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon. Marise Payne and her Fijian counterpart, Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola inspect some Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles Australia is selling to Fiji at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane.

Credit:Australian Ministry of Defense:3/6/17

According to the head of Thales Australia in an interview we conducted in 2014:

The Bushmaster vehicle was designed in Australia, and we worked with the Australian Army to evolve the system over time as needs were identified.

We have exported a number of these vehicles to the Netherlands and Jamaica, and are currently pursuing other export opportunities.

Jenkins highlighted the basic approach being followed by the company in Australia as follows:

Thales was one of the first international investors to really embrace the idea of intellectual property exchange into Australia, with the expertise then further developed through training within Australia itself.

We built upon this approach with the acquisition of ADI Limited, which gave the company an important offering into Australian defense.