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Command Vehicles get a Haircut

Cobham introduced today an Integrated Communications Environment (ICE) that allows for an optimised integration of multiple radios on command vehicles, improving communication effectiveness and reducing antennae count on such vehicles.

Lithium Juice for Combat Vehicles

September 9, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel's battery specialist Epsilor has launched a new line of vehicle batteries with ultra-high energy density, packed in standard 6T form factor. The new lithium rechargeable military vehicle batteries offer triple time silent watch, high power and managed charging, as well as heater supported operation in extreme temperatures.

A Digital Window Embedded with Transparent Armor

September 8, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
ScreeneX, a digital display embedded in a vehicle's windshield is the first armored windshield with a built-in LCD digital screen, enabling combat vehicle designers to use areas of the vehicle’s ballistic protected windows to display digital images, including information from the vehicle systems, command, and control, on board sensors or digital maps.

A Digital Window Embedded with Transparent Armor

September 8, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
ScreeneX, a digital display embedded in a vehicle's windshield is the first armored windshield with a built-in LCD digital screen, enabling combat vehicle designers to use areas of the vehicle’s ballistic protected windows to display digital images, including information from the vehicle systems, command, and control, on board sensors or digital maps.

Russia to Begin BMP Replacement in 2021

August 21, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
The Kurganets-25 AIFV variant is displayed this week at the Army 2017 event in the Patriot Expo Center near Moscow. The manufacturer, Kurganmashzavod is expecting to launch serial production of the new family in 2021

German Lynx AFVs Proposed to Replace Czech BMPs

May 31, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Czech Republic, Syndicated Industry News 
Rheinmetall is showcasing its new family of LYNX combat vehicles at the IDET 2017 in the Czech Republic city of Brno. Based on mature technologies and components the LYNX is positioned as an advanced, mid-weight armored vehicle designed to replace AFVs that are gradually being phased out, such as the BMP-1 and BMP-2 used by many of the Eastern European countries, including the Czech Republic.
              

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Advances in Transparent Armor Improving Vision from Armored Vehicles

May 29, 2017 by · Comment
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Home Grown Syrian Soft Kill System Successfully Defeated TOW Missiles

March 1, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 
The Syrian Army has reportedly introduced a locally developed infrared countermeasure system that effectively defeated the TOW guided missiles used by the US supported rebels. Three versions of the SARAB active protection (soft kill) systems were introduced since late 2015, which, according to Syrian sources, resulted in significant reduction in the loss rate of its armor to guided missiles attacks.
              

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IDEX 2017 – Military Expo at the Combat Edge

February 19, 2017 by · Comment
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Elbit Systems’ Subsidiary to Produce Remote Weapon Stations in Brazil

January 8, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
Ares, a Brazilian subsidiary of Elbit Systems will supply the Brazilian Armed Forces remotely Controled Weapon Stations (RCWS). REMAX is a stabilized weapon station for 12.7/7.62 mm machine guns that was Specifically designed by Ares to meet Brazilian Army requirements as part of the VBTP program. The system have been successfully tested and fielded in Brazilian Army Guarani 6X6 vehicles.. Some of the Brazilian VBTP vehicles are also armed with a larger weapon station mounting the 30mm automatic cannon.
              

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Israel to Acquire Hundreds of New Trophy APS

November 10, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Merkava Mk4 with Trophy Active Protection System seen in Gaza - July 2014. Photo: IDF SpokesmanIsrael's Ministry of Defense (IMOD) plans to continue the acquisition of Trophy active protection systems (APS), to equip every new Merkava 4 tank and Namer Heavy Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) with active protection, providing significant additional protection for every tank and APC.
              

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Canada’s New Armored Cubs Gear Up at Gagetown

August 23, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Canada, Syndicated Industry News 
TAPV undergoing rigorous field testing prior to delivery to the Canadian Forces in 2016. Photo; Textron SystemsFollowing rigorous testing and delays that lasted almost two years, Canada is renewing its battlefield reconnaissance and tactical armored vehicle fleet, with the first shipment of Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) this month.
              

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German Infantry Fighting Vehicles for Lithuania will get Israeli Turrets, Missiles

August 23, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Lithuania, Syndicated Industry News 

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Israel Develops a Highly Protected APC to Replace Thousands of M-113 ‘Tin Cans’

August 1, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
Eitan_1021Israel’s Ministry of Defense unveiled today the first prototype of the Eitan, a new 8x8 armored personnel carrier developed by the Ministry’s Tank Development Program Directorate (Mantak), as a possible successor for thousands of American-made M-113 APCs Israel has been operating since the 1970s.
              

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Australia Shortlists Boxer, AMV-35 for Future Combat Recce Vehicle

July 28, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, Syndicated Industry News 
AMV35_1021The Australian Defense ministry announced that two European companies - British BAE Systems and German Rheinmetall, as the bidders shortlisted as potential suppliers of armored combat vehicles for the Australian Army’s Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability, also known as 'Land 400 Phase 2' program, to become the successor of the 8x8 ASLAV currently in service. The Australian Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, announced.
              

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A New Israeli Sandcat Spoted in Paris

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LMV-2: Light but Stronger – Iveco Upgrades the Light, Multirole Vehicle

June 15, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Italy, Syndicated Industry News 
IMG_2156Iveco introduced at Eurosatory 2016 an improved, higher performace new variant of its Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) family of light tactical vehicles. The new vehicle designated LMV 2 is a major improvement over the original LMV, that has been modified and adapted through the years, adding more protection, capacity and electronics to meet user demand.
              

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Eurosatory 2016 – Photo Report (Day 1)

June 14, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, Plasan, Syndicated Industry News 
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8×8 AFVs at Eurosatory 2016 – Photo Report (Day 2)

June 14, 2016 by · Comment
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Eurosatory 2016: Lynx, a New, Tracked, Medium Weight AFV Debut

June 14, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Syndicated Industry News 
lynx_crowdRheinmetall unveilled today the Lynx, its latest tracked combat vehicle at the Eurosatory defense exhibition in Paris. The new vehicle is one of two models developed by the German company, positioned as an independently developped, tracked combat system positioned primarily to compete in export markets.
              

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Rheinmetall Ups Tank Firepower with new 130mm Gun

June 13, 2016 by · Comment
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This IronVision Helmet Can See Through Armor

June 8, 2016 by · Comment
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KADEX: T-72B – Battle-tank Fit For Urban Combat

The T-72B with added 'urban kit' displayed at KADEX 2016. Photo: UVZThe T-72 is the most popular tank currently in service. With over 22,000 produced, the T-72 is involved in almost every theater of war, and, with the transformation of warfare from symmetric to asymmetric combat, waged in urban areas, the T-72 must also adapt, to maintain its effectiveness in complex terrain. This article reviews the new, T-72 urban warfare upgrade kit displayed at KADEX 2016
              

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KADEX: Barys – The New 8×8 APC from Kazakhstan and South Africa

The Barys - based on the South African Paramount Mbombe 8. Photo: UVZThe Kazakh-South-African joint venture, “Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering” (KPE) introduced the new Barys 8X8 armored fighting vehicle at the KADEX - Kazakhstan's defense expo. The JV will start producing the vehicles at the new 15,000 square meters assembly plant opened in 2015 in the Kazakh capital Astana.
              

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KADEX 2016 – Photo Report

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