IPSWICH & WEST MORETON
The first locally made Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRVs) have entered full-scale production at Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank. The manufacturing of these vehicles marks a significant milestone for the Australian Defence Industry and the state of Queensland.
To commemorate the start of production, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Deputy Premier Steven Miles MP, and Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum MP visited the advanced military vehicle manufacturing facility this morning. The $5.2B Phase 2 project is expected to support 600 highly-skilled local jobs and deliver 211 Boxer CRVs, which will play a vital role in keeping our Defence Australia men and women safe.
Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s MILVEHCOE is now the home of Australia’s most advanced military vehicle manufacturing facility, generating billions for the Queensland economy and providing more highly skilled jobs to the local community. We at Regional Development Australia Ipswich & West Moreton are proud to be a part of this significant milestone and look forward to the continued success of the Australian Defence Industry.