Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
defence connect logo

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Australian Bushmaster troop vehicle unique in the world, says Ibos

australian bushmaster troop vehicle unique in the world  says ibos

The successful Australian-built Bushmaster armoured infantry mobility vehicle is unique anywhere in the world, according to Maestrano chief executive Stephane Ibos who worked on the program as an intern.

The successful Australian-built Bushmaster armoured infantry mobility vehicle is unique anywhere in the world, according to Maestrano chief executive Stephane Ibos who worked on the program as an intern.

Ibos eventually co-founded Maestrano, a Sydney-based cloud computing firm that delivers a range of customer experience and support services, aimed at small to medium businesses.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Originally hailing from France, Ibos accepted an offer of an internship in the Australian defence sector – an industry with which he at first had no particular affinity.

"It just happened that the topic of the internship looked really cool," Ibos told Defence Connect. "It was about radio telecommunication systems between frigates."

"I actually got to love defence as I went by and what I particularly loved was the fact that whatever you do in defence as a supplier has a direct impact on people's lives on the field. Later on, at Thales I worked on the Bushmaster program … on the support side of things and it was very apparent that whatever we did had an immediate impact in operations."

Reflecting on the remarkable record of the Bushmaster vehicle in protecting soldiers and saving lives, Ibos recalled being very proud to be have been involved in its development.

"It's unique in the world," said Ibos, noting that his work on the project had entailed taking care of the urgent operational requirements of US-trained troops in Afghanistan.  

PROMOTED CONTENT

"That was just a beautiful journey," he said.

Australian Bushmaster troop vehicle unique in the world, says Ibos
Australian-Bushmaster-Vehicle.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

more from defence connect

Jul 1 2022
Cyber businesses encouraged to take part in defence awards
As Defence Connect eagerly gears up to host the 2022 Australian Defence Industry Awards, we’re encouraging all defence cyber bus...
Jul 4 2022
HMAS Supply trials Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS)
Defence has confirmed that the HMAS Supply has successfully undertaken a trial of the Phalanx close-in weapon system as part of ...
Jul 4 2022
HMAS Ararat decommissioned in Top End
The patrol boat will no longer represent the Royal Australian Navy on official deployments after 16 years in service. ...