LAND 121 ? also known as Project Overlander ? is the largest land project in Australia?s Defence Capability Plan. Overall, this is currently an A$3 billion (USD $2.65 billion) investment in the Australian Army to replace its fleet of Army trucks, four-wheel drives, trailers and modules for Army?s high readiness units. As Defence Mnister Hill said in 2005: ?Our current fleet is ageing and is becoming more costly to maintain and upgrade. The vehicles will range from lightweight four-wheel drives to heavy trucks and prime movers with interchangeable modules to increase operational flexibility.?
Now, Overlander is off. New defense minister Joel Fitzgibbon has canceled the award, and declared a renewed competition?
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