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Queensland aerospace company to fix Australian Army's tank engines on home soil
ELLIE SIBSON
THU SEP 15 12:54:31 EST 2016

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PHOTO Engines for Australia's Abrams tanks have been previously sent overseas for repairs.
ABC NEWS: STEVEN SCHUBERT

A Queensland company has started work on rebuilding the engines of the nation's battle tanks for the first time on home soil, saving the Australian Army a significant amount of time and money.

A fleet of 59 M1A1 Abrams tanks arrived in Australia in 2007 and until now their engines were sent to the United States to be fixed at a cost of about $500,000 per engine.

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PHOTO An AGT1500 engine from an Abrams tank. ABC NEWS: ELLIE SIBSON

Aerospace company TAE, which has a depot at the Royal Australian Air Force base at Amberley, south-west of Brisbane, has secured a contract with the army to repair the engines on site at a tenth of the price.

TAE CEO Andrew Sanderson said the rebuild program had created 20 local jobs.

"So up until TAE being ready to do this work, they were always put into a box and shipped to the States to be repaired," he said.

"The engines would take anywhere from six to nine months to turn around, our aim is to turn them around in 30 days.
"We're aiming for 17 rebuilds a year, so one every three weeks to give back to the army as effectively a brand new engine."

TAE to look after new F-35 fighters from 2018
Aircraft maintenance engineer Lucas Keegan worked on the first tank engine rebuilt at the depot.

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PHOTO Lucas Keegan rebuilding an engine at the TAE depot. ABC NEWS: ELLIE SIBSON

"Honeywell, the engine manufacturer, sent people out to do training with us," he said.

"We use the publications the same as we do with aircraft engines, read through it step by step, and teach ourselves how to do it.

"It's good to see it from start to finish, so other areas you might work on one part of the engine and that's all you ever see, where as here, you disassemble it, inspect it, rebuild it, and test it."

TAE will also look after the engines of Australia's F-35 Joint Strike Fighters when the aircraft arrive in the country in 2018.

 

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Photo explicites quand a la différence de gabarit entre l'ASLAV-25 et les candidats au CRV : BoxerASLAV_zpszeouminp.jpg

Le Boxer-CRV.

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L'AMV-35

On peut mesurer très vite l'effet de la protection mine, de la hausse du blindage et du volume interne nécessaire aux hommes.

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Bon c'est bien l'amv 35 (bon choix je trouve) qui remplace l'ASLAV-25 et pour ce qui est du m113 les finalistes sont le puma, le lynx (je le vois bien) et le cv 90.

Et le Abrams recevra son kit sep V2 en 2025 je crois.

Franchement je trouve que pour son format l'armée australienne est une des plus équilibrés au mondes en termes de variétés au sein de son parc de véhicules, et je dis pas ça parce que c'est l'une de mes armées étrangères préférées :chirolp_iei:

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