Army testing Hawkei electrics

Army is testing it new Hawkei vehicles to ensure that electrical management systems are fit for purpose.

CAPTIONAn Australian Army Thales Hawkei protected mobility vehicle-light photographed at a purpose-built facility near Woomera in South Australia where Army is running Protected Mobility Integration and Capability Assurance program testing. ADF photo.

The Protected Mobility Integration and Capability Assurance (PMICA) program aims to ensure key systems are effectively integrated on Army’s protected mobility vehicles and resolve long-standing vehicle power-management issues with the Bushmaster.

The multi-agency program led by Army’s Land Capability Division and supported by the Capability and Sustainment Group will enhance the capabilities of the Thales Bushmaster and Hawkei vehicles and the Rheinmetall medium- and heavy-capability trucks.

An Army spokesman said that through smart system integration, Army would be able to better manage capability performance.

“When the PMICA program is finished, the vehicle fleets and their integrated systems will be at the forefront of their respective capabilities.”

Army did not elaborate on what the long-standing vehicle power-management issues with the Bushmaster entailed.

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