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IFVs – Essential Components for NATO’s Forward Presence
Can rapid fielding of modern and mature 8x8 IFVs reduce the risk and enhance the combat agility of NATO’s Eastern front? The combat experience gathered in the Ukraine War reflects the need for agile land combat systems that effectively integrate maneuverability and firepower and rely on logistical support from domestic or neighboring allied countries. How can NATO get them quickly? Marrying proven systems and platforms delivered by trusted sources from active production lines is paramount in reducing risks and accelerating delivery and fielding.
France to invest €330 million upgrading 218 Leclerc Main Battle Tanks
The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) notified Nexter Systems of the Leclerc tank renovation contract. This order constitutes the third operation launched by the French Ministry of Defence under the SCORPION programme intended to modernise the French Army's contact forces.
GDLS, Thales team to offer new wheeled armored vehicles to Australia,
General Dynamics Land Systems and Thales Australia are teaming to bid to the Australian Defence Land 400 Phase 2 - Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability (MCRC) Request For Tender. The Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) fleet will support seven mission roles identified within the LAND 400 Operational Concept Document (OCD). The Australian tender seek a military-off-the-shelf (MOTS) based capability, and maximise Australian industry content. Through-Life Support for the MCRC is being acquired under a collateral contract. First delivery of the CRV is expected in 2020 with first unit achieving initial operational capability (IOC) three years later.
French MOD qualifies a heavier VBCI armoured fighting vehicle
A heavier, up armoured variant French VBCI armoured infantry combat vehicle has been qualified by the French Armament procurement agency (DGA), increasing the gross...
Watergen serves cold refreshment for French VBCIs
The French Army plans to equip its new VBCI armoured infantry fighting vehicles with such systems. The Israeli company Watergen was selected to provide atmospheric water generators and water-treatment units that will extract water from the vehicle's air conditioning systems
The Big Wheels are Rolling Again at Eurosatory 2012
The trend toward wheeled armored fighting vehicles (AFV) continues, despite vehicles becoming ever heavier. This article published in Defense-Update's Eurosatory Preview outlines the new trends reflected by the various vehicles displayed at Eurosatory 2012
France’s Mars Industry Consortium Selected for Scorpion Architecture Design
The French Ministry of Defense announced the selection of an industry group comprising Thales, Sagem and Nexter, to lead the architecture development of the...
Scorpion Exites French Combat Vehicle Industries
Above: The Sphinx armed recce vehicle from Panhard. Photo: Defense Update. Gearing for the French Army next big programs, vehicle manufacturers at Eurosatory were hopeful...
France’s Embarks on the Scorpion Land Forces Transformation
The French Ministry of Defense is expected to select the a system architecture and design team to lead the development of the transformational 'Scorpion'...
FELIN Enters Company Level Field Trials
The FELIN project began 15 years ago, in 1993. By 2004 Sagem was selected as prime contractor and development began. By 2009 the initial shipments of...
Britain Selects Piranha V for Future FRES Utility Platform
In May 2008 Britain selected the Piranha V vehicle platform, as the Provisional Preferred Bidder for Utility Vehicle Design for its Future Rapid Effect System (FRES)...
Future Rapid Effects Systems (FRES) Program Update
Armored vehicles at DSEi 07: With a potential value of £16 billion and a potential through-life cost of £50 billion, Future Rapid Effects Systems (FRES) is the...
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