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The Dutch government forms a strategic partnership with Thales to support its combat proven Bushmaster’ fleet

Thales is pleased to announce that the Dutch government has reaffirmed its trust in the field of protected vehicles. On April 26th, at the Van Halteren Metaal (VHM) headquarters in the Netherlands, a six year In-Service Support contract was signed to further improve the already outstanding performance and availability of the Netherland’s Bushmasters.

Bushmaster vehicles have been in service within the Netherlands Army for over 10 years, with an outstanding record including operations in the Middle East where the vehicle’s superior protection, mobility and combat effectiveness were proven to be critical, as they saved many lives.

Key points

  • Thales and the Dutch government signed a six year In-Service Support contract to improve the performance and availability of the Netherland’s Bushmaster’ fleet.
  • Built by Thales in Australia, Bushmaster vehicles have been protecting soldiers’ lives for over 10 years within the Netherlands Army
  • This innovative partnership between Thales and the Netherlands Material Logistic Command shapes a long term support contract and provides increased availability for the Bushmaster fleet.






Justine Degez, Land & Naval Defence Media Relations
+33 6 89 34 53 09