Designation:

Bushmaster

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Manufacturer: Thales Australia  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Wheeled armoured personnel carrier  

Australia selected the ADI Bushmaster 4 x 4 to meet its operational requirement for an infantry mobility vehicle (IMV) in March 1991, following an international competition.

The Australian Army specifically requires the vehicle to transport troops and equipment over long distances. It is not intended as a direct-fire combat vehicle.

A contract was placed, which included a low-rate production (LRP) phase of 11 Bushmaster vehicles that were subjected to an extensive series of trials from mid-2003 to mid-2004.

Volume production is expected to commence in the near future with a delivery rate of one vehicle every two days from 2005 onwards.

In addition to the baseline troop carrier, five other variants will be built: ambulance; direct fire; 81 mm mortar; engineer; and command.

The standard production-configuration Bushmaster will protect the crew against 7.62mm and 5.56mm ball small-arms fire, anti-personnel mines and anti-vehicle mines that contain up to 9.5kg of TNT. This protection level is upgradable and configured to specific customer requirements.

To reduce overall life-cycle costs, standard automotive systems are used in the Bushmaster where possible and key suppliers include Caterpillar, Fabco, Meritor and ZF.

Standard equipment includes powered steering, full-time four-wheel drive, central tyre-inflation system, run-flat tyres, independent suspension, disc brakes, individual seats for up to 10 crew (including the driver), bulletproof windows, a split air-conditioning system and a hydraulic winch, which can be used to the front or rear of the vehicle.

The monocoque all-welded steel body of the Bushmaster has an internal volume of over 8m3. According to ADI,

this makes the platform flexible and suitable for a range of niche applications, including peacekeeping and mine detection. The FireKing variant is a unique bush-fire fighting vehicle that is now entering production for the civil market.


Specifications:
Property Value
Troops
9
Crew
1
Number of wheels
4
Number of drive wheels
4
Main weapon caliber (mm)
7.63
Max. road speed (km/h)
120
Height (mm)
2650
Width (mm)
2500
Length (mm)
7087
Weight (kg)
15000
Max. road range (km)
1000
Engine power output (h.p.)
300


Has folowing part:
Total Amount
3126 ATAAC (Diesel engine)
1
6FIP502 (Transmission)
1
XM101 RAVEN R-400 (Remote controlled weapon station)
1

Bushmaster quantities:
Country Qnt
AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA
692
FIJI FIJI
10
INDONESIA INDONESIA
3
JAMAICA JAMAICA
12
JAPAN JAPAN
4
THE NETHERLANDS THE NETHERLANDS
106
UNITED KINGDOM UNITED KINGDOM
24
Qnt:
851

Last Contracts:
Qnt Customer Value Add Date
(Close Date)
Unit cost
10
FIJI
 
Feb 2017
(Dec 2017)
 
12
THE NETHERLANDS
 
Jun 2015
(Dec 2016)
 
12
JAMAICA
 
Dec 2013
(Jan 2016)
 
101
AUSTRALIA
 
Jun 2011
(Dec 2011)
 
14
THE NETHERLANDS
 
Jun 2009
(Dec 2009)
 
9
THE NETHERLANDS
$15.000.000
Jan 2009
(Apr 2009)
$1,666,667
43
AUSTRALIA
 
Oct 2008
(Dec 2009)
 
13
AUSTRALIA
 
Jun 2008
(Dec 2008)
 
5
THE NETHERLANDS
 
Nov 2007
(Dec 2007)
 
250
AUSTRALIA
 
Aug 2007
(Dec 2010)
 
1
AUSTRALIA
 
Mar 2007
(Jun 2007)
 
25
THE NETHERLANDS
$32.000.000
Aug 2006
(Oct 2006)
$1,280,000
143
AUSTRALIA
 
Mar 2006
(Dec 2008)
 
299
AUSTRALIA
$145.015.008
Oct 2003
(Jun 2007)
$485,000
370
AUSTRALIA
$116.000.000
Jan 2002
(Dec 2006)
$313,514
Average Unit Cost:
$438,144

All contracts...


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