Australia — Disposal of up to 12,000 Army Vehicles

Min­is­ter for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced the release of the Request for Pro­pos­al for the dis­pos­al of up to 12,000 sur­plus Army vehi­cles and trail­ers.

Last month the Min­is­ter announced reforms to the dis­pos­al of mil­i­tary equip­ment.

Part of these reforms is the dis­pos­al in bulk of up to 12,000 Army vehi­cles.

“By dis­pos­ing of this equip­ment in bulk, it will increase the amount of rev­enue Defence can raise and rein­vest in new equip­ment,” Mr Clare said.

“The mon­ey raised from the sale of these vehi­cles will be invest­ed in Force 2030, with one option to fund sim­u­la­tors used for train­ing that will reduce the wear and tear on Army vehi­cles.”

The Army vehi­cles that will be dis­posed of are non-com­bat vehi­cles such as Land Rovers, trail­ers, Uni­mogs, trucks and truck-mount­ed cranes.

The vehi­cles will be pro­gres­sive­ly replaced by new vehi­cles under Defence Project LAND 121.

The dis­pos­al will take place over the peri­od 2011 – 2020.

“A num­ber of vehi­cles will be reserved and offered exclu­sive­ly to com­mu­ni­ty and her­itage organ­i­sa­tions, includ­ing the Aus­tralian War Memo­r­i­al, RSLs and oth­er his­tor­i­cal organ­i­sa­tions,” Mr Clare said.

Organ­i­sa­tions wish­ing to express inter­est in acquir­ing vehi­cles can reg­is­ter their inter­est with the Defence Dis­pos­als Agency, by email disposals@defence.gov.au, or phone 02 9393 2914.

Press release
Min­is­te­r­i­al Sup­port and Pub­lic Affairs,
Depart­ment of Defence,
Can­ber­ra, Aus­tralia

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