Geelong company Universal Motion Simulator Pty Ltd has been awarded a $21.4 million support contract for the sustainment of training simulators for the new Boxer 8X8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles.
FILE PHOTO: A Rheinmetall Boxer CRV negotiates an obstacle on the Driver Training Circuit at Puckapunyal. Photo by Lieutenant Colonel Chris McKendry.
The Deakin University-based company was awarded a $32 million contract to build and deliver the simulators in 2019.
In addition to supporting Boxer training, the simulators can be reconfigured to train Army drivers on other types of armoured vehicles including the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank and the future Infantry Fighting Vehicles.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the seven-year sustainment contract would provide long-term employment opportunities for Universal Motion Simulator Pty Ltd and its Australian workforce.
Defence is buying six driver training simulators, with the first expected to be delivered in 2022.
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