Equipping Defence

Protected Mobility Vehicle – Light

Exercise Predator’s Gallop 2016
Project Number:
LAND 121 Phase 4
Australian Army
Land and Vehicles

Project description

LAND 121 Phase 4 will acquire 1100 protected mobility vehicles – light (PMV-L) for command, liaison, utility and reconnaissance roles. The PMV-L has been developed to provide an optimum balance of the requirements for survivability, mobility, payload, communications, useability and sustainability.

The Hawkei PMV-L will deliver an entirely new capability for the Australian Army, providing a level of protection comparable to the Thales Bushmaster at around half the weight. The vehicle will provide a high level of protection for soldiers against blast and ballistic threats, with significantly improved mobility which will enable it to operate in high-risk areas. It is the only protected mobility vehicle capable of being transported by ADF helicopters. The Hawkei will also pioneer a next-generation communications management system, the Integral Computing System, which will unify the vehicle’s various communications systems (including the Battle Management System and radios) through a common interface.


Original Planned

Achieved / Forecast


Project Year of Commencement


Oct 2015


Initial Materiel Release (IMR)

Dec 2018

May 2019


Initial Operational Capability (IOC)

Dec 2019

Dec 2019


Final Materiel Release (FMR)

Dec 2021

Dec 2021


Final Operational Capability (FOC)

Jun 2023

Jun 2023


Content is current as at July 2017.

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