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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

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
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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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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