Australia opens tender for next-generation ground combat vehicle

February 19, 2015 5:33 AM

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will hold an open tender for a multi-billion dollar project to replace the army's current light armored vehicles with a next-generation ground combat system, Defence Minister Kevin Andrews said on Thursday.

The proposed LAND 400 project to replace a fleet of light fighting vehicles could be worth as much as A$10 billion, media has reported. The government called it a "multi-billion dollar" project in a statement.

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