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« on: August 05, 2014, 04:48:24 PM »
I see Japan as now bought 4 of these.

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Re: Bushmaster
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 02:25:45 PM »
I didn't realise that there had been more overseas exports of them!
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Re: Bushmaster
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 05:13:36 PM »
The Netherlands has been our best market. Seems they were quite impressed when working with our blokes in Uruzgan. after a couple of Bushies were trailered back to base missing substantial portions of the drivetrain WITHOUT blood splattered inside, naturally they got the impression they were AVGT.
Aust contract vehicles were diverted to fullfill the OpDem (Operation demand orders). Being able to provide a proven vehicle with Allied support in a few short months rather than the normal years, was a big win for Thales.
Canada also bought a few for their troops in  G.

WW2 vets will roll in their grave in a couple of months when a few are painted with the rising sun! JSDF like them.
hmm didn't hear about the Jamaican order!?
UK only has 4. That sounds like a trial volume.
Make your own assumptions about Kopassus owning 3. (know thine enemy?)

From that wiki place:

     Australia: a total of 1,052 Bushmasters have been ordered by the Australian Defence Force.[39]
    United Kingdom: 24 Bushmasters purchased in May 2008.[40] British vehicles are fitted with additional armor, electronics to counter IEDs and a .50 calibre machine gun mounted in a RWS.[41]
    Netherlands: 86 Bushmasters ordered; the Netherlands is the second largest operator of the Bushmaster.
   Indonesia: 3 Bushmasters for initial order.[42] The vehicles were delivered to the Indonesian Special Forces (Kopassus) in February 2014.[39]
    Jamaica: 12 ordered in December 2013 to replace the Jamaican Defence Force's fourteen Cadillac Gage V150s; deliveries will be begin in 2015.[43]
    Japan: 4 vehicles ordered in April 2014.[44] It is intended that they will be used to transport Japanese evacuees in the event of overseas hostage situations.[39]
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Re: Bushmaster
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 08:25:45 PM »
Jamaica??

I wonder if the UK ones are add ons to the 2008 Order?

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1991 110 Truck Surveillance (RFSV), Winch MC2 *51-656*
2004 Truck, Carryall, Lightweight, Modified Military Special, With Winch, MC2/3 205-301, Haulmark PT1-1.2 *205090* No5 Trailer

Images 2008-2017 J Burton