What is a military Bushmaster?

What is a military Bushmaster?

The Bushmaster is a mine protected vehicle and provides a high degree of protection against land mines, using its v-hull monocoque to deflect the blast away from the vehicle and its occupants. The vehicle’s armour provides protection against small arms of up to 7.62 mm calibre.

How long is a tour of duty in the Australian army?

The ADF offers some one-year roles but for general entrants the commitment is usually two to six years. Officers serve a minimum of between three and fourteen years and in general, the longer the training required the longer the commitment.

What requirements are needed to join the Army in Australia?

Personal requirements for an Army Soldier

  • At least Year 10 completion with passes in English and Maths.
  • Sufficient general fitness to pass a pre-entry fitness assessment.
  • Some roles requires a valid probationary license or higher.
  • At least 17 years of age.
  • Australian citizenship.
  • Leadership abilities.

Where is the Bushmaster built?

Bendigo
These vehicles are being built in Bendigo in country Victoria. It is delivering over 1000 PMV-Ms to Army and Air Force. Seven variants of the Bushmaster have been purchased: troop, command, mortar, assault pioneer, direct fire weapon, ambulance and air defence.

Can I join the Army at 50?

Federal law dictates that the oldest recruit for any military branch must be 42 years old. However, each branch can set its cap below that < 42 limit.

What age is too late to join the Army?

In general, the Defense Department restricts enlistment to those 35 and younger. Prior enlisted service members can subtract their previous years of service from their age in order to extend eligibility. For example, the current age cutoff in the Air Force is 39.

Do you get paid during Army basic training?

Do You Get Paid for Basic Training? Yes. You’ll be glad to hear you’re at least getting paid to struggle through challenges that will shape you into a soldier. During the in-processing of Week Zero, the Army will establish your military pay records and scale.

Can you join the Army without basic training?

You can join the U.S. military reserves without prior military service if you meet the basic qualifications. You must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien. You must pass a physical exam, a background check and the ASVAB test.

What will disqualify you from the military?

To enlist, you must be qualified under current federal laws and regulations or have an appropriate waiver. There are age, citizenship, physical, education, height/weight, criminal record, medical, and drug history standards that can exclude you from joining the military.

Is the Bushmaster in the military?

The Bushmaster is currently in service with the Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Netherlands Army, British Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, Indonesian Army, Fiji Infantry Regiment, Jamaica Defence Force and the New Zealand Army.

Who makes the Bushmaster?

The Bushmaster was primarily designed by the then government-owned Australian Defence Industries (ADI), and is currently produced by Thales Australia with a support contract provided by Oshkosh Truck following the acquisition of ADI. The Bushmaster is currently in service with the Australian Army,…

How many Bushmasters did the Australian Defence Force order?

Following the vehicle’s troubled development, a total of 299 Bushmasters were ordered by the Wheeled Manoeuvre Systems Program Office of the Defence Materiel Organisation for the Australian Defence Force (reduced from the 370 which were originally ordered).

Why choose the Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle – medium?

The Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle – Medium (PMV-M) is sustaining jobs in Australia and saving lives on deployment in dangerous environments. The locally produced vehicle can rapidly deploy up to ten battle ready troops in all environments and is blast resistant. Its innovative cabin design gives it the flexibility to serve many roles.

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