The 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, has received its first shipment of 13 Hawekei protected mobility vehicle – light (PMV-L).
CAPTION: Brand spanking new Hawekei PMV-Ls lined up in 1RAR compound, Lavarack Barracks, Townsville. 1RAR photo from Facebook.
READ MORE ABOUT HAWKEI: HERE
In a Facebook post, the battalion said it was excited to introduce the new platform into service in order to complement its current motorised capability.
1RAR also has its own fleet of Bushmaster PMVs (protected mobility vehicle).
View an excellent (because I wrote it 😉 ) magazine article on 1RAR as it was beginning its transition to a motorised battalion, in 2017.
Also worth reading if you are curious, is this article explaining Plan Keogh – the next phase after Plan Beersheeba was completed.