HMAS Manoora via Wikimedia Commons

Have you ever dreamed of owning a Kanimbla class Landing Platform Amphibious ship?  Well today, Australian Minister of Defence, Jason Clare, announced the the Australian Defence Force is about to hold the biggest sale of military equipment since WWII in order to raise enough cash to replace or upgrade up to 85 per cent of its equipment.  Over the next ten years, the Australian Defence Force will sell or otherwise dispose of military aircraft, helicopters, armored vehicles and up to 24 ships, among other assets.

Mr. Clare hopes the fire sale will “reduce costs, generate potential revenue and provide opportunities for Defence industry involvement”, and provide an opportunity for the Defence to generate revenue to be re-invested in new military equipment for 2030.

The first part of the sale includes offering 24 Navy ships, including the HMAS Manoora, Adelaide Class frigates and Mine Hunters to private companies or investors in bulk, or as a single ship.   To be considered a qualified buyer, the Australian Defence Force requests a “Request for Proposal” by certain Fall deadlines.  So act now and make that dream come true!

More about the sale can be found HERE.

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