HEADLINES

  • Eurosatory 2018: AxleTech unveils electric independent suspension concept

    Michegan-based powertrain specialist AxleTech unveiled its next-generation 5000 Series Electric Independent Suspension Axle System (eISAS) concept at this month’s Eurosatory exhibition. Featuring custom-designed electric motors as part of the axle, the 5000 Series eISAS concept acts as a

  • Eurosatory 2018: Concept Ltd unveils LTMPAV Dino 519 4×4

    Poland’s Concept Ltd unveiled the LTMPAV Dino 519 armoured vehicle at Eurosatory 2018. The 4×4 vehicle can seat four passengers and a driver in a four-doored double cab, has a gross vehicle weight of 4.6 tonnes, and a load capacity from 700–1000 kg. It is powered by a

  • Eurosatory 2018: UAE to receive first Rabdan IFVs in 2018

    The UAE Armed Forces is set to receive and field its first Rabdan 8×8 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) in 2018, Jane’s has been told. The selection of the Rabdan was announced during IDEX 2017, with Otokar’s Land Systems subsidiary forming a joint venture with Tawazun Holdings

  • Eurosatory 2018: GDELS unveils four new armoured vehicles

    Key Points GDELS presented four new AFVs at Eurosatory Two of these were based on the company's ASCOD Common Base Platform General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) presented four new armoured vehicles at this year’s Eurosatory defence exhibition, held in Paris from 11–15 June.

  • Eurosatory 2018: Unac debuts its RIDER special forces logistics vehicle

    French specialist vehicle manufacturer Unac took the opportunity at this year’s Eurosatory to display its Rapid Intervention Droppable Equipment for Raiders (RIDER) logistics vehicle. Designed to be “air-transportable, air-droppable and heli-transportable”, the RIDER is a robust

  • Eurosatory 2018: KMW pursues new amphibious fighting vehicle development

    Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) unveiled a concept demonstrator for its self-funded Amphibious Protected Vehicle Tracked (APVT) programme. The first example is configured as an armoured personnel carrier (APC), which is operated by a two-person crew and carries eight dismounts. The hull is of welded

  • Eurosatory 2018: MBDA teams with Milrem Robotics to develop an anti-tank UGV

    MBDA and Milrem Robotics have announced that they will be jointly developing an anti-tank unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). MBDA’s [Integrated MMP Precision Attack Combat Turret (IMPACT) system will be integrated onto Milrem Robotics’ THeMIS platform. “Our focus right now is on

  • Eurosatory 2018: Nexter incorporates 20 mm ARX 20 RCWS onto Milrem’s THeMIS platform

    Nexter has unveiled an armed version of Milrem’s THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), called the OPTIO – X20, that integrates the former’s 20 mm ARX 20 remote controlled weapon station (RCWS) on the latter’s platform. The OPTIO – X20 has been produced as a technology

  • Eurosatory 2018: French Army details Griffon VBMR variants

    The French Army will deploy at least 10 variants of its new 6×6 Griffon Véhicule Blindé Multi-Role (VBMR) with additional models, including a mortar carrier with a turntable-mounted 120 mm mortar, to be developed and deployed in the future. The VBMR is known as a “Troop

  • Eurosatory 2018: Polus-ST unveils KRMM-06 tactical UGV

    Russia’s LLC Polus-ST has unveiled its KRMM-06 Compact Robotic Multipurpose Vehicle (Kompaktnaya Robotizirovannaya Mnogotselevaya Mashina: KRMM) tactical unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition in Paris. The KRMM-06 is a 6x6 UGV designed to carry various payloads,

  • Eurosatory 2018: SVOS reveals Perun Light Strike vehicle

    Czech company SVOS Armoured Vehicles has unveiled the finalised version of its 4x4 Perun special operations vehicle (SOV), which was developed to address the specific requirements of the Czech Army’s elite 601st Special Forces Group based in Prostejov. Called the Perun Light Strike, the

  • British Army’s new Ajax AFV breaks cover

    The British Army’s new Ajax armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) has been pictured for the first time undergoing field trials, before the first variants are delivered to operational units early in 2019. The Athena command-and-control platform, one of the Ajax variants, was pictured on 11 June at a

  • Eurosatory 2018: MBDA, Milrem Robotics to develop anti-tank UGV

    David Donald, Paris MBDA has teamed with Estonian unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) specialist Milrem Robotics to develop a vehicle designed for the anti-tank role, the company announced during the Eurosatory defence show in Paris. The project marries a Milrem THeMIS UGV with MBDA’s Missile

  • Eurosatory 2018: Patria rolls out latest AMV XP

    Patria has shown its latest fully digitised Armoured Modular Vehicle XP (AMV XP, with the XP standing for ‘Extra performance, extra payload and extra protection’) fitted with the latest Kongsberg MCT-30 remote-controlled turret at this year’s Eurosatory exhibition. The MCT-30 in

  • Eurosatory 2018: Rheinmetall unveils Lynx KF41 IFV

    Rheinmetall has unveiled the Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition in Paris. The vehicle is fitted with a Liebherr 1140hp (850 kW) engine, a Renk transmission, and a flexible suspension system developed by Australian company Supashock that enables the vehicle

  • Australian Army orders additional UGVs for user evaluation trials

    The Australian Army will procure an additional four unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and accessories from Queensland-based company Praesidium Global, according to the Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra. “The unmanned ground vehicles will be used by the army to support a 12-month user

  • Eurosatory 2018: FNSS unveil PARS 4x4 Anti-Tank Vehicle and ARCT

    Turkish company FNSS has unveiled at Eurosatory the PARS 4x4 Anti-Tank Vehicle (ATV) and Anti-Tank Remote Controlled Turret (ARCT) , which have been developed for the Turkish Land Forces Anti-Tank Vehicles programme. Speaking to Jane’s , an FNSS spokesperson disclosed that the PARS 4x4 ATV

  • Eurosatory 2018: Plasan Sasa, BIRD Aerosystems unveil SandCat equipped with MSIS mission management system

    Israel’s Plasan Sasa and BIRD Aerosystems have unveiled a Plasan Sasa SandCat armoured vehicle fitted with BIRD’s Multi Sensor Integration System (MSIS) mission management system. The MSIS enables the vehicle to receive data and real-time information from air-borne and ground sensors and

  • Eurosatory 2018: Gaia reveals details of Amir MRAPs

    Israel’s Gaia Automotive Industries revealed details of its new Amir family of mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles at this month’s Eurosatory exhibition. Constructed using a monocoque hull on a independent suspension provided by Axletech, the Amir accommodate up to 12

  • Eurosatory 2018: KNDS presents joint Franco-German tank demonstrator

    Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Nexter Defence Systems (KNDS) has presented the Euro Main Battle Tank (EMBT) demonstrator at Eurosatory 2018, which is being held in Paris on 11-15 June. The tank has a German Leopard 2A7 hull, engine, and chassis and a Nexter Leclerc two-man turret with an automatic

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