We were honoured to recently host the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Hon Richard Marles MP, alongside Hon Pat Conroy, Minister for Defence Industry, and Dan Repacholi MP, Federal Member for the Hunter.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for their visit and the Australian Government commitment to A Future Made in Australia.

Our conversation with Minister Marles was particularly enlightening, focusing on Australia’s first iconic electric Bushmaster (Stealthmaster) which he drove in 2022 before it commenced extensive testing with the Army. We discussed how hybridisation can significantly enhance the capabilities of ADF vehicles, providing them with operational advantages such as greater mobility, stealth and range.

We highlighted how our expertise and experience in the Australian underground mining sector has proven invaluable, with the arduous duty cycles, challenging environmental conditions and has safety focus serving as an ideal proving ground for defence technology.

Here are some of the compet  itive advantages with hybridisation of tactical vehicles:
🔇 Silent Watch & Approach Capability: A significantly quieter approach for silent infiltration and exfiltration.
🕵‍♂️ Reduced Signatures: Lower thermal and acoustic detection risk.
⚡ Power Distribution/Export: The ability to power a wide array of systems, both on and off the vehicle e.g. Directed Energy, Electronic Warfare, Mobile Field Hospital. operational energy
💪 Enhanced Performance: Greater torque, energy efficiency and acceleration with the added benefit of increased survivability and reduced maintenance, thanks to the hybrid system and electric motors.

The Stealthmaster recently rolled out our workshop again as we are currently supporting hybrid upgrades and more rigorous testing and validation being conducted by RICO Australian Army and Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) of whom we continue to collaborate with on this important line of effort.

As a true Australian Owned and controlled Veteran Led business, we’re proud to be contributing to a Future Made in Australia.