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'Delays in selecting a next-­generation armoured vehicle for the army could cost taxpayers an extra $2bn, with the tenders provided by the bidders due to expire before a decision is made.'

 

https://amp.theaustralian.com.au/nation/defence/defence-delay-may-cost-taxpayers-2bn/news-story/b701957d5118351d7ebe7bf7c48a1913

 

'The winner of the Land 400 Phase 3 tender was due to be announced in September but was repeatedly pushed back as Defence searched for spare funds to pour into new long-range capabilities.'

 

 

 

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so, can we start to discuss what went wrong?  Both vendors appears to have demonstrated fit for purpose, compliant products, but procurement has failed to reciprocate from stakeholders why this remains necessary.

Personally, I think Qld should go alone with some Lynx deal anyway,  afterall, war in the pacific be it at PNG or Solomon Islands, is on Qld's doorstep.

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32 minutes ago, Kal said:

so, can we start to discuss what went wrong?  Both vendors appears to have demonstrated fit for purpose, compliant products, but procurement has failed to reciprocate from stakeholders why this remains necessary.

Personally, I think Qld should go alone with some Lynx deal anyway,  afterall, war in the pacific be it at PNG or Solomon Islands, is on Qld's doorstep.


Labor being Labor. As simple as that. 
 

The defence strategic review may green light a small buy of IFV to save face, but I’m not hopeful. 

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“Now, our defence assets need to not be about fighting a land war defending western Queensland because that is highly unlikely, but a lot of our assets are not really the ones that we necessarily need for this century and for the times — and also their location as well.”

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/we-need-to-be-prepared-to-invest-albanese-highlights-need-for-subs-not-tanks-20221214-p5c6ah.html

 

translation, f$$k modern IFVs, we using 60 year M113 for another 60 years.

 

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