Projekt System & Management GmbH (PSM), a joint venture company between Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall, has confirmed that it will not offer the Puma infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) as a contender to supply the Australian Army (AA) with up to 450 modern IFVs as part of Project Land 400 Phase 3.
In its requirements for the new IFVs the AA has expressed a preference for the platforms to feature a manned turret rather than a remote-controlled turret (RCT) as fitted to the current production Puma IFV.
Australia's Project Land 400 Phase 3 aims to replace the AA’s existing fleet of M113AS4 armoured personnel carriers and their variants.
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