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School of Armour, Puckapunyal to receive $100m upgrade

The federal government has provided $100 million for upgrades to the School of Armour, including construction of three-story Armoured Vehicle Simulation Centre.

The federal government has provided $100 million for upgrades to the School of Armour, including construction of three-story Armoured Vehicle Simulation Centre.

The School of Armour at Puckapunyal will receive a new three-story Armoured Vehicle Simulation Centre as part of a $100 million package from the federal government.

Works are expected to begin in March and finish late 2022, and will also extend to the modernisation of facilities around the School of Armour including the driver training facilities and tactical simulators.

The government expects that the upgrades will employ 200 people at their peak. 

“The program will also deliver workshops and supporting infrastructure that is designed to be able to maintain the suite of armoured fighting vehicle platforms both now and into the future," noted Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price.

 [Related: Defence funds $1.6m in tech research projects]

Liam Garman

Editor – Defence and Security, Momentum Media

Liam began his career as a speech writer at New South Wales Parliament before working for world leading campaigns and research agencies in Sydney and Auckland. Throughout his career, Liam has managed and executed a range of international media and communications campaigns spanning politics, business, industrial relations and infrastructure. He’s since shifted his attention to researching and writing extensively on geopolitics and defence, specifically in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is undertaking a Masters in Strategy and Security from UNSW Canberra.
 
School of Armour, Puckapunyal to receive $100m upgrade
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