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The Dutch Government Forms A Strategic Partnership with Thales to Support its Combat Proven Bushmaster’ Fleet - Thales is pleased to announce that the Dutch government has reaffirmed its trust in the field of protected vehicles - ThalesGroup.com
The Dutch Government Forms A Strategic Partnership with Thales to Support its Combat Proven Bushmaster’ Fleet

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Paris, Ile-de-France, France, 2018/05/09 - Thales is pleased to announce that the Dutch government has reaffirmed its trust in the field of protected vehicles - ThalesGroup.com. Euronext: HO

   
 
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On April 26th, at the Van Halteren Metaal (VHM) headquarters in the Netherlands, a six year In-Service Support contract was signed to further improve the already outstanding performance and availability of the Netherland’s Bushmasters.

Key points

• Thales and the Dutch government signed a six year In-Service Support contract to improve the performance and availability of the Netherland’s Bushmaster’ fleet;
• Built by Thales in Australia, Bushmaster vehicles have been protecting soldiers’ lives for over 10 years within the Netherlands Army;
• This innovative partnership between Thales and the Netherlands Material Logistic Command shapes a long term support contract and provides increased availability for the Bushmaster fleet.

Bushmaster vehicles have been in service within the Netherlands Army for over 10 years, with an outstanding record including operations in the Middle East where the vehicle’s superior protection, mobility and combat effectiveness were proven to be critical, as they saved many lives.

The In-Service Support contract signed includes the transfer of technology from Australia to Van Halteren Metaal, building long term expertise in the maintenance of the Bushmaster.

This contract combines Thales’s expertise as the Original Equipment Manufacturer and VHM’s established excellence in hands-on maintenance services to deliver increased availability and excellent value for money for the Netherlands Government.

The innovative partnership between Thales and VHM will provide preventative maintenance and a local repair and modification capability for the Netherlands Government.
Today is the culmination of a collaborative process between Thales and the Netherlands Material Logistic Command to shape the long term support contract and provide increased availability for the Bushmaster fleet.

“There is a long history of trust between the Netherlands and Thales. Ten years ago we built the best tactical platform to meet the Dutch Army’s’ ambitions around the world. Thales continually invests and innovates in future technologies to meet the challenge of evolving battlefield threats and to maintain the Bushmaster at state of the art.” Pierre Bénard, Vice-President, Vehicles and Tactical systems at Thales.

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The people we all rely on to make the world go round they rely on Thales (thalesgroup.com). Our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today. From the bottom of the oceans to the depth of space and cyberspace, we help our customers think smarter and act faster - mastering ever greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. With 65,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €15.8 billion in 2017.

 
 
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