Bale Defence has been awarded an $8.47 million contract to deliver 40 tactical off-road vehicles for the Australian government.
The Port Macquarie-based subsidiary of family-owned Bale Engineering expects to make six new hires as a result of building the next-generation rough terrain vehicle fleet for the Australian Defence Force.
Bale built the first generation of the vehicles, said defence industry minister Melissa Price, and the new contract “was an excellent example of the benefits of our Defence industry partnerships for both the ADF and Australian businesses.”
Cowper MP Pat Conaghan said the contract to Bale showed regional Australia’s capacity for innovation.
“We’re an innovative bunch, and to see that ingenuity rewarded like this is fantastic news for our region,” he said.
“Huge congratulations to Bale Defence for the recognition of excellence by securing this exciting contract, and I look forward to seeing the project come to fruition.”
Bale Engineering was founded in 1979 and Bale Defence Industries in 2001. According to its website it offers four tiers of rough terrain vehicles, including the Rough Terrain Vehicle (RTV) Death Adder (pictured.)
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