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 this case is armed with an Orbital ATK Armament Systems 30 mm MK44 dual-feed cannon, which can be upgraded to fire 40 mm ammunition with enhanced performance. Mounted above the MK44 is a 7.62 mm FN MAG machine gun (MG); mounted on the roof is a Kongsberg Protector remote weapon station (RWS) armed with a .50 cal M2 HB MG; and to the right of that is a Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW).
The turret is also fitted with the latest Kongsberg Integrated Combat System (ICS) and the Savox ImP digital intercom system.
According to Patria, ICS “integrates all subsystems into a holistic, total system that significantly increases crew efficiency and reduces action times”. The system is built on open standards and software.
For improved cross-country mobility, the AMV is fitted with an independent suspension system with a double wishbone on each wheel station, the option of 14.00R20 or 1600.R20 tyres, and a central tyre inflation system (CTIS) and anti-skid braking system (ABS) as standard. The vehicle also has rear-axle steering, which is useful when the vehicle is operating in confined spaces such as in an urban environment.
A modular armour system can be fitted to the AMV that includes a high level of ballistic, mine and improvised explosive device (IED) protection.
The latest AMV also has a number of additional features, including a modular storage system for section and personal equipment, new commander’s and gunner’s stations with 270-degree periscopic view and roof hatches, and a day/night 360-degree thermal camera system for the crew.
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