Fuso Shoguns reporting for duty in Darwin


Three Fuso Shogun trucks have been deployed by Raytheon Australia, the capability partner for the Australian Defence Force.

The two rigid Shoguns and one prime mover unit were prepared by RGM Maintenance in Darwin and are now in service.

The Fuso Shogun comes standard with a wide range of active safety features including the radar-based Advanced Emergency Braking System, which can even detect and brake for pedestrians, a Lane Departure Warning System and the Active Attention Assist system.

All three Shoguns selected feature a powerful 11-litre six-cylinder engine that produces 455hp and 2200Nm of torque linked to a 12-speed Automated Manual Transmission.

The efficient powerplant was developed with sustainability in mind and meets Euro 6 emission standards, which are much more stringent than Australia’s current mandated Euro 5 standards.

The Shogun range is backed by a comprehensive manufacturer warranty that lasts for five-years or 500,000km (whichever comes first).

The Raytheon Australia Shogun rigid models feature custom trays fabricated by Darwin-based Roll Press NT and custom under body tool-boxes fabricated by Darwin Sheet Metal.

Custom paintwork was completed by Darwin based Boscato Panel Works, while electrical and lighting installation work was carried out by Darwin-based Prestige Automotive.

Raytheon Australia has been delivering world-class solutions to the ADF for more than two decades.

It has successfully delivered a range of diverse programs, surpassing more than 10 million hours of complex combat system design and integration on some of the nation’s largest defence programs.

Raytheon Australia’s team of 1500 employees includes more than 700 engineers and technicians, program managers, integrated logistics support, sustainment and training experts, technical governance specialists and corporate professionals.

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