Australia contracts for military vehicle maintenance

May 6, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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CANBERRA, Australia, May 6 (UPI) -- Vehicle fleets of the Australian defense forces are to receive maintenance services for six years from Transfield Services (Australia).

The Land Materiel Maintenance contract was issued by the Australian Department of Defense for its Joint Logistics Command and includes five one-year options.

Maintenance services for land vehicles include inspection; scheduled servicing; repair and modification of equipment; programmed maintenance and project work; maintenance of regional loan pools; management of repair pools; and support to operations.

"This contract is a landmark agreement that underpins reforms in the ADF's logistics system, a key component of Defense's Strategic Reform Program," the Department of Defense said.

"Land materiel maintenance services are currently delivered under three Defense contracts which expire on 30 June 2013. This agreement consolidates those services into one national contract."

Transfield Services (Australia) supplies estate and land equipment asset management services and technical and logistics services to the Australian military.

The agreement was signed last Friday.

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