Made in Australia and sold globally, the Hawkei is a local success story.
The Hawkei is a locally designed and manufactured protected vehicle which will replace the current Land Rover Perentie Fleet in the Australian Defence Force.
With a contract to manufacture 300 Hawkei Protected Vehicles for the ADF over three years, Thales Bendigo has a bright future.
Benefits to the Bendigo region include employment of around 150 personnel. This will increase to 200+ as production of Hawkei increases.
The Gorbel Easy Arm is now part of the assembly team at Thales Bendigo, installed with custom lifting jigs and a 150kg capacity.