British Medium Protected Patrol Vehicle (MPPV) Program

Armored vehicles at DSEi 07: Following the introduction of the heavily protected Mastiff armored vehicles, the British MOD plans to field, by 2009, 180 additional medium protected patrol vehicles (MPPV) supporting troop transportation, convoys and patrols. Sofar, the Army is using two versions of armored patrol vehicles - the Cougar based Mastiff 6x6 heavy truck, produced in the US by Force Protection...

Mobile Survivable Vehicle – New Siblings Expand the ASV Family

AUSA, Washington DC, October 2009: Textron Systems took the AUSA opportunity to introduce a new and upgraded version of the M1117 family – designated 'Mobile Survivable Vehicle' (MSV). Textron engineers have increased the vehicle's gross weight by 18%, to 38,000 lb, allowing an increase in spent armor protection and added payload capacity (220% increase). The vehicle has beefed-up exterior armor and appliqué...

US Army TACOM To Improve the Protection of Bradley, Strykers

The US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) has launched the Bradley Urban Survivability upgrade, with a $15 million order awarded to BAE Systems. The Bradley Urban Survivability Kit (BUSK) includes various elements designed to enhance the protection, capabilities and functionality of the Bradley Combat Systems in urban operations. The kits will be shipped and installed in theater on fielded vehicles...

Improved Transparent Armor  for M-ATV

The new transparent armor has been designed and tested by TACOM to meet is the ATPD-2352 transparent armor standards.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Vehicle

IAI/Ramta has developed a specially equipped, protected EOD vehicle which is currently in use by the IDF and Israeli Border police. The vehicle is based on the International Truck Corp. Model 4800 vehicle, fitted with a bullet proof engine compartment and protected cabin for the crew and internal staging area. It is equipped with a fully integrated mission electronic,...

Vehicle Protection Concepts

Start < Page 1 of 4 > During the conflict in Kosovo and more recently in Afghanistan and Iraq, it became clear that soft, unprotected vehicles became primary targets for guerilla attacks. These vehicles are highly vulnerable to any type of attack - mines, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), firebombs, grenades, small arms or mortar fire and especially RPG. While US...

JLTV Program Enters the Final Round

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program entered a new phase yesterday, with the award of $187 million in three contracts for the 27 months Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the program. Two independent contractors, Oshkosh Defense ($56 million) and AM general ($64 million) along with an industry team lead by Lockheed martin ($66 million) were selected to proceed to the EMD phase.

Plasan Unveils the Light and Mighty WILDER at Eurosatory 2022

Plasan is expanding its range of combat vehicles adding new platforms every year. This year at Eurosatory 2022 the company is introducing a new version of a light armored vehicles called Wilder. Representing a new automotive concept, Wilder represents a shift from the traditional armored vehicle design based on commercial chassis. The new vehicle is designed for special missions,...

Growing Demand for MPVs in Africa

African defense companies are challenging the dominant Western suppliers of mine protected armored vehicles, competing for MRAP type vehicle contracts. According to Ivor Ichikowitz, Executive Chairman of the South African Paramount Group, South Africa's largest independent defense and aerospace contractor, African companies have emerged as technological equals to some of the world's top manufacturers of Mine and IED Protected...

Trojan & Titan – Combat Engineering Vehicles

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) unveiled in November 2006two of the new combat engineering armored vehicles destined for service with the British Army. 33 Trojan counter-obstacle vehicles and 33 Titan bridge-layers are being produced under a £250 million contract with BAE Systems Land Systems. The Army plans to operate 66 of these vehicles with its combat engineering regiments. All...

Armor Technology 2014

Armor Technology 2014 forum provides armor professionals an insight into the latest trends in combat survivability and force protection. The forum is providing the platform for an online event organized by Defense-Update, scheduled for May 2014. Since our 'quiet launch' in October 2013 'Armor technology 2014' has gathered momentum and support among the world's leading military forces, scientists at...

General Dynamics UK Wins British FRES-SV Contract

The British Ministry of Defence has selected the UK division of General Dynamics (GDUK) to provide the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) Scout Vehicles, as a first phase of the £4 billion (about $6.08 billion) land forces modernization program. GDLS proposed the ASCOD Scout Vehicle, based on the ASCOD 2, designed under an Austrian-Spanish cooperation. The losing bidder, BAE...

Thales Introduces a Protected Ambulance Based on Bushmaster MR6

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.

Elbit Systems to Supply Light Tanks to a Country in Asia Pacific

Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $172 million to supply light tanks to the Philippine Army. As the prime contractor, Elbit Systems will supply the “Sabrah” light tank solution based on the tracked ASCOD platform that is manufactured by General Dynamics European Land Systems Santa Bárbara from Spain, and on the wheeled Pandur II 8X8 platform manufactured by Excalibur Army from the Czech Republic.

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