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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.

New Breath of Life for the Old Patton

October 26, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Egypt, L-3, Raytheon, Saudi Arabia, Syndicated Industry News 
The largest fleets of M-60 are in Egypt, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, where the M-60 is used alongside the M-1A1. In the recent years, these tanks are heavily engaged in combat operations, in Yemen, Syria, and Sinai where they have suffered significant losses to anti-tank weapons. To survive and continue to be effective in service these tanks must be modernized.

Britain Wants a ‘Sovereign’ APS Architecture

October 25, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 
Active protection is a new area of interest for the British Army. During DSEI The Leonardo group announced it was selected by the MOD, to demonstrate APS technologies to counter evolving threats. The British MIPS seems to align well with the Modular APS architecture developed in the U.S., as deliverables from both programs will provide common controllers and other key subsystems that will enable the integration and fielding of affordable soft and hard kill APS solutions.

U.S. Army to Equip Its European-Based Armored Brigade with TROPHY APS

October 10, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News, U.S. Army 
After years of evaluations and experimentation with active protection systems (APS) technologies, the US Army finally moves fast to equip its M-1A2 SEPv2 main battle tanks with lifesaving APS – Israel’s TROPHY was selected, realizing it is the only system of its kind that has proved its worth in real combat.

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

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