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Paris, Ile-de-France, France, 2014/06/16 - An export version of Thales’s innovative Hawkei light protected vehicle will be on display at Eurosatory, the largest international land and air-land defence and security exhibition in Paris this week - ThalesGroup.com. Euronext: HO
• During Eurosatory, Hawkei export version will make its international debut on track at the live demonstration zone, twice daily, from 16-19 June at 10.30am and 3.00pm.
• Press briefings on Thales’s stand (A690) will be organised on Monday 16th from 10:00am to 10:30am and on Tuesday 18th from 2.00pm to 2.30pm.
The brand new left-hand drive version will be appearing in the live demonstration zone, offering potential international customers a first opportunity to see the vehicle in action.
A right-hand drive version will also be on the Thales stand, along with many of the company’s other capabilities.
Chris Jenkins said: “The Hawkei’s bolted modular design enables Thales to support technology transfer to countries where industrialisation can be performed at lower cost, giving customers the opportunity to develop their own in-country protected mobility capabilities and skills.”
The 7-tonne, 4x4 Hawkei is designed for rapid airmobile deployment. Available in a variety of variants including command, reconnaissance, liaison and utility, it is a compelling choice for operations with limited point-of-entry options.
In 2013 Thales (thalesgroup.com) delivered six Hawkeis to the Australian Department of Defence under Stage 2 of the Manufactured and Supported in Australia option of Land 121 Phase 4. The vehicles, comprising two Command, two Utility and two Reconnaissance variants, plus a trailer, have been subject to an extensive 130,000 km testing programme.
The LAND 121 Phase 4 programme plans to acquire 1,300 Hawkei vehicles next year to replace the current Australian Army Land Rover fleet.
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