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 Protected Trucks

Start < Page 2 of 3 > Improved protection is required for utility and logistical vehicles, supply trucks and prime movers. When heavier trucks are concerned, armor protection is simpler and is usually more straightforward than the work associated with lighter vehicles such as the HMMWV, since trucks can trade off some of their cargo capacity for the additional protection; especially as such...

Special Vehicles for Different Missions?

"Vehicle Armoring – MRAP and Beyond" < Page 2 of 8 > By the early 2000s, a new class of 'mine protected vehicles' was introduced in the US, and slowly fielded to support combat in most high-risk deadly missions of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) units. Initially, mine protected vehicles such as the Buffalo, built by Force protection inc. were supplied to...

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,...

CARPET – New Mine Breaching System Based on Fuel-Air Explosive (FAE)

Israel's weapon development company Rafael is producing a minefield breaching system called “Carpet”. The system is currently in use by the Israeli Army and will be fielded with the French Army by 2007. The system is a unique implementation of fuel-air explosive technology. It is an autonomous add-on kit that can be quickly fitted in the field to any armored vehicle....

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HED) Powered Trucks

Start < Page 4 of 6 > Among the leaders in Serial Hybrid truck application is Oshkosh Truck Corp., which implemented the design in its new Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A3 third-generation prototype. HEMTT A3 unveiled in February 2005 was the first production-ready tactical defense vehicle to feature a diesel-electric drive system known as ProPulse Hybrid Electric Drive system....

Condition Based Maintenance to Support US Army Combat Vehicle Fleet

The US Army will field a comprehensive "enterprise level" maintenance information system for its ground combat vehicle fleet. The system will integrate existing test and diagnostic equipment to develop fleet wide logistic and situational awareness, implementing modern Condition Based Maintenance service that will enhance the operation and effectiveness of the tactical and combat vehicles of the current force. DRS is developing...

IAI’s Ramta Introduces UGVs for Heavy Engineering Work

Another field of activity pursued by unmanned ground systems are the heavy engineer vehicles. In the past, robotic systems were implemented in such vehicles, but such functions were primarily used in remote control operation, requiring special expertise and complex manipulation of the vehicle's systems. By utilizing the latest, digital control and remote vision, autonomy and control are elevated to...

PUMA Combat Engineering Fighting Vehicle

The Puma Heavy Engineering Vehicle manned by a crew of 8 soldiers. It is also based on the Centurion chassis. It is equipped with enhanced armor protection, and is mounted with various breeching and assault systems such as the Carpet system. An version is also under development, equipped with mast mounted remote controlled optronic payload which feeds a console located under...

Mission Master Multi-Mission UGV – Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall Mission Master UGV (MMUGV) uses the 8x8 Avenger manufactured by Argo of Canada as a wheeled platform, designed to support troops on dismounted operations, providing logistic transport, surveillance, protection, medical evacuation, fire suppression, CBRN detection, and communication relay.

Latrun 2010 Exhibition – SIBAT Force Protection Focus Day

Following are first impressions from today's exhibition at Latrun, Israel.                              

Hightech Road Warriors

AUSA, Washington DC, October 2009: The Army’s newest acquisition - M-ATV , was displayed in a shining new example at prime contractor’s Oshkosh booth at AUSA 2009 before it is shipped to the dusty war torn battlegrounds of Afghanistan. Nearby, Oshkosh displayed a Technology Demonstrator (TD) hinting about what the future applications of tactical vehicles could be - this M-ATV...

New Combat Engineering Support Vehicles Improve the Mobility of Marine Expeditionary Forces

The U.S. Army and Marine Corps are fielding new tracked vehicles - the Joint Assault Bridge (JAB) and the Assault Breacher Vehicles (ABV) - intended to improve battlefield mobility. The ABV is designed to breach minefields and complex obstacles and provide a deliberate and in-stride breaching capability for the Marine Air Grounds Task Force and the Army Heavy Brigade...

ManTech Continues Support for US Army Route Clearance Vehicles

ManTech International Corporation (Nasdaq:MANT) announced the receipt of two-year $820 million contract to support a family of route clearing vehicles operated by the US Army in Southwest Asia. These specialized Route Clearance Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) detection assets provide detection and removal of IEDs, and protected troop transport for route clearing EOD teams. The family of vehicles comprises the...

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