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KF41 Lynx Command Variant

June 13, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Rheinmetall displayed today a new configuration of the KF41, unveiled at Eurosatory yesterday. The turreted combat vehicle that was displayed yesterday was reconfigured overnight, adding a high top roof and replacing the two-men 35mm gun turret with a remotely controlled .50 Cal machine gun. The reconfigured vehicle weighs 42 tons, 3 tons less than the […]

Robotic Systems at Eurosatory 2018

June 11, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: France, Syndicated Industry News, Turkey 
Selected photos covering some of the robotics, UAVs and counter-UAV systems on display at Eurosatory 2018

Eurosatory 2018 – First View

June 10, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, Plasan, Syndicated Industry News 

360 Survivability in Focus

June 6, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Plasan, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel’s armor specialist Plasan showcases broadened product line at Eurosatory, introducing a blast-protected model of the SandCat along with several light armored vehicles. In the heavier weight classes, Plasan provides a peek into the advanced protection technologies being integrated into newly designed combat vehicles. In recent years Plasan expanded its activity to heavier armored combat platforms, including 6x6, 8x8 and tracked fighting vehicles at weight levels up to 45 tons. Such armored vehicles are required to withstand medium caliber cannon threat levels and maintain functionality.

New Variants of the Stryker Undergoing Operational Testing in Germany

June 6, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The U.S. Army conducted an operational test of two new Infantry and Recon Stryker variants in Europe. The Infantry Carrier Vehicle - Dragoon (ICVD) was equipped with an unmanned turret mounting a 30mm cannon, the other was equipped with the Common Remotely Operated Weapon System-Javelin (CROWS-J). Both were equipped with enhanced optics.

Carmor Debuts Light, Highly Protected Tactical Combat Vehicle at Eurosatory

June 4, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel’s specialty and combat vehicle producer Carmor unveils the Mantis at Eurosatory 2018. The vehicle to be displayed at the defense exhibition in Paris next week is the first variant of a new family of vehicles designed to perform combat and combat support missions.

Plasan Debut 4GEN Sandcat at Eurosatory

June 4, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Plasan, Syndicated Industry News 
Plasan expands the Sandcat family with the introduction of the 4 GEN Sandcat. The new generation uses a monocoque hull, that eliminates the need for the Ford 550 frame, although retaining the automotive parts of the heavy-duty commercial vehicle. The use of a monocoque hull enabled designers to improve the vehicle's blast protection while retaining the overall vehicle's weight below nine tons.

Yagu – An Ultralight Special Ops Armored Vehicle

April 24, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Plasan, Syndicated Industry News 
Plasan unveiled today it’s all-new, lightweight protected vehicle – Yagu at Expo Seguridad event in Mexico City this week. In fact, plasan transformed the 767 kg commercial Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 four-seat all-terrain vehicle into a 1.48-ton (dry weight) fully-protected assault vehicle. The vehicle is designed to behave like an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) […]

Plasan to Introduce an Ultra-Light and Protected Vehicle for Special Ops

April 21, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Plasan, Polaris, Syndicated Industry News 
Plasan's new ultra-light, armored vehicle - Yagu is designed to behave like an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) but offers its crew of three persons the all-around protection against high-velocity threats that troops are accustomed to with much heavier protected vehicles.

DEFEXPO 2018 HIGHLIGHTS – Armored Vehicles (Part III)

Part III of our photo review of DEFEXPO 2018 features news of armored vehicles.

IDF to Modernize its Infantry Brigade with Hundreds of Eitan 8×8 APCs

April 13, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
The IDF has completed a test series of the new Eitan 8x8 wheeled APC being developed by the Israel Ministry of Defense tank authority for use by IDF infantry brigades. Although the vehicle is developed and ready to be produced in Israel, it is likely that on the long term, U.S. manufacturers will receive the lion's share of this program, if only to enable the IDF to meet the tight schedules and lower costs required for the project.

Australia to Buy +200 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles from Germany

March 14, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, Syndicated Industry News 
The Prime Minister of Australia, The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP, has announced today that Rheinmetall has been selected by the Australian Government to provide its next-generation 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRVs)The German-designed Boxer 8x8 wheeled armored reconnaissance vehicles will replace the Piranha-based ASLAV armored vehicles currently in service under the Land 400 Phase 2 Project.

Ukrainian APS to Protect Turkish Tanks in Syria

Facing serious threats to their armored forces operating in Syria, the Turkish Army turned to Ukraine to counter the Kurd missile attacks on their tanks. The system presented by the Turks as ‘Akkor Pulat’ is actually the light version of the Ukrainian Zaslon that has recently completed its initial tests in Ukraine and now enters an accelerated test series in Turkey. Designed with simplicity and relatively simple integration, the system is expected to be fitted soon to all types of Turkish main battle tanks currently operating in Syria.

France Introduces Scorpion’s New Member – VBMR-Light

February 12, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: France, Syndicated Industry News 
The French defense General Armament Directorate (DGA) Ministry of Defense awarded Nexter a contract for the development, procurement, and support of the Light, Multirole Armored Vehicle (VBMR-L). Initial deliveries of VBMR-L are expected by 2022.

Britain Offered 60% Workshare, Local Assembly of BOXER

February 5, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News, Thales 
BAE Systems, Pearson Engineering and Thales UK have signed agreements with the German-Dutch ARTEC consortium, as partners for the production of BOXER. The agreement paves the way for significant local manufacturing of the vehicle and its systems in the UK, should the BOXER be selected by the Ministry of Defense as the British Army’s next generation Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV).

RAFAEL Introduces Trophy APS with Samson 30 Turret

January 24, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
RAFAEL has designed a new version of the Samson 30 unmanned turret fitted with an integral Trophy active protection system (APS). In addition to a 30mm automatic cannon and coax machine gun, the new turret integrates two independent sights, and two multi-purpose guided missiles, recessed launchers for smoke grenades and complete Trophy APS system comprising four radars and two countermeasures units enabling complete hemispheric coverage of the protected vehicle.

Thales Introduces a Protected Ambulance Based on Bushmaster MR6

January 24, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Thales unveiled a new version of its Bushmaster protected vehicle the company proposes for the British Army future Multi-Role Vehicle (Protected) - MRV(P) mission. At the International Armoured vehicles in London the company displayed the ambulance variant - one of seven configurations required by the Army.

BAE Systems Introduces Future-Proofed CV90

BAE Systems introduced today the fifth evolutionary variant of the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle that embeds many of the upgrades and modifications designed through the evolution of the vehicle family.

Romania to Produce 227 Piranha 5 8×8 APCs

January 12, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
General Dynamics European Land Systems signed a contract with the Romanian government today, to deliver up to 227 Piranha 5 wheeled armored vehicles in six different configurations to the Romanian Armed Forces. The contract value exceeds US$1 billion. The vehicles will be produced locally in Romania by the Romanian company Uzina Mecanică București (UMB) and original vehicle designer, Mowag.

Finland Modernizes 65 XA-180 PASI 6×6 Armored Personnel Carriers

December 22, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Finland, Syndicated Industry News 
Patria Land Systems will modernize 65 XA-180 PASI armored personnel carriers for the Finnish Army. This modernization that will take place in the next two years (2018-2020) at a cost of 16 million euros, will sustain the vehicle's operations through the 2030s. Among the systems undergoing refurbishment are electrical systems, power transmission components, suspension and external coating. Modern seating with security belts will also be installed in the vehicles.

Qatar Acquires Ballistic Missiles from China

December 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Qatar, Syndicated Industry News 
Qatar is fielding a short-range ballistic missile with a range of 480 km, an act that further expands the country's reach and deterrence amidst raw with neighboring UAE and Saudi Arabia. The first units of SY-400 missile, to be displayed on the national parade, was seen publicly for the first time during the rehearsals yesterday.

New Slovak-Finish 8×8 AMVXP Undergoing Winter Testing in Finland

December 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Finland, Syndicated Industry News 
A new version of an amphibious AMVXP integrated with Turra weapon system is undergoing winter testing in Finland, under a joint development program with Slovakia. Slovak Army trials are expected to continue through March. Slovakia plans to procure up to 81 IFVs as part of a military modernization program. Deliveries are expected to commence in 2018-2024.

Jordan to Receive 25 Modernized Marder IFVs from Germany

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The German government has contracted with Rheinmetall to upgrade 25 Marder 1A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) from Bundeswehr surplus stocks. The new vehicles will be delivered at the beginning in the first quarter of 2018.

Finland Orders PMVP Armored Vehicles for Testing

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Finland, Syndicated Industry News 
The Finish company Protolab Oy will deliver four ‘MiSu’ 6x6 Protected Multipurpose Vehicles (PMPV) for testing by the Finish MOD. The ballistic and mine protected vehicles will be tested in the next two years, as part of the evaluation of new armored vehicle for the Finnish Army.

Sandcat + SCAT = Combating Terror and Urban Violence

November 16, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Plasan, Syndicated Industry News 
Plasan showcases a new variant of its Sandcat Stormer armored vehicle designed as an SUV for police, anti-terror/anti-riot rapid response, and security forces. The vehicle is equipped with remotely controlled overhead sensor and weapon system dubbed ‘SCAT’, designed specifically to address violent crowds using non-lethal means.

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