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German Wiesels to receive Camac armour upgrade

03 November 2017

UK-based Morgan Advanced Materials has been awarded a subcontract for Camac appliqué armour to equip the German Army’s Wiesel 1 armoured weapons carrier (AWC).Morgan Advanced Materials CAMAC applique armour fitted to the Wiesel 1 armoured weapon carrier. (Morgan Advanced Materials)Morgan Advanced Materials CAMAC applique armour fitted to the Wiesel 1 armoured weapon carrier. (Morgan Advanced Materials)

Forming part of a broader upgrade programme, the contract was awarded by FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau GmbH and will have three Wiesel 1 variants fitted with the armour package. This contract marks the first time the two companies have worked together on a defence programme.

Camac is a composite armour capable of providing ballistic protection against small- and medium-calibre weapons, explosives, and rocket-propelled grenades. Claimed to be 50% lighter when compared to traditional steel armour, Camac can provide protection from NATO STANAG Level 2 to 5.

345 Wiesel 1 AWCs were delivered to the German Army between 1989 and 1992 and have been armed with Mk 20 A1 automatic 20 mm cannons and TOW A1 anti-tank missile systems.

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