Weapons testing range to form part of Ipswich's tank-building coup

A live weapons testing range, the latest high-tech security, an all-weather vehicle test track and specialty laser-testing equipment will all be in place when Australia’s latest centre for military vehicles opens at the Redbank Industrial Estate in 2020.

Small and medium gauge ammunition and explosives will be stored at a purpose-built armoury on the site and fire treatment facilities will be the very latest, because of the high threat of fire at a military complex.

The weapons testing range is to test and adjust the 30-millimetre cannon and machinegun equipped to new Boxer CRV armoured vehicles manufactured by Rheinmetall, which on Wednesday won a $5 billion defence contract from the Australian government.

Read the full story at brisbanetimes.com.au.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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