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Brazil plans additional JLTVs

by Victor Barreira

The Fleet Marine Force of the Brazilian Marine Corps is looking to field a fleet of 60 JLTVs. (Oshkosh Defense)

The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme to further increase its mobility, firepower and protection.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Marine Infantry Battalions would each receive 12 of the 4×4 vehicles, while the remaining 12 would go to the Special Operations Battalion, the CFN told Janes.

An initial 12 JLTV A1 Heavy Gun Carriers (HGCs), along with a two-year logistics support package, were acquired by the Brazilian Naval Commission in Washington through a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) signed with the US Army on 5 October 2020 in a deal worth USD15.19 million. Four of these HGCs will be received in 2022, two in 2023, two in 2024, two in 2025 and two in 2026 for the Marine Armoured Battalion.

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The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light ...

Brazil plans additional JLTVs

by Victor Barreira

The Fleet Marine Force of the Brazilian Marine Corps is looking to field a fleet of 60 JLTVs. (Oshkosh Defense)

The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme to further increase its mobility, firepower and protection.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Marine Infantry Battalions would each receive 12 of the 4×4 vehicles, while the remaining 12 would go to the Special Operations Battalion, the CFN told Janes.

An initial 12 JLTV A1 Heavy Gun Carriers (HGCs), along with a two-year logistics support package, were acquired by the Brazilian Naval Commission in Washington through a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) signed with the US Army on 5 October 2020 in a deal worth USD15.19 million. Four of these HGCs will be received in 2022, two in 2023, two in 2024, two in 2025 and two in 2026 for the Marine Armoured Battalion.


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DSEI 2021: RBSL and Rheinmetall unveil Boxer mortar module

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Boxer mortar module was presented by RBSL and Rheinmetall at DSEI 2021 in anticipation of potential British Army requirements. (Janes/Samuel Cranny-Evans)

Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) and Rheinmetall have unveiled a mortar-carrying mission module for the Boxer 8×8 wheeled armoured fighting vehicle at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.

The module has been designed in anticipation of the potential requirements of the British Army, which is understood to have initially settled for 28 mortar-carrying Boxers out of the 523 vehicles on order. However, those vehicles are expected to operate their mortars in a dismounted role as opposed to the mounted solution presented by RBSL and Rheinmetall.

The physical structure of the module has been developed and manufactured at the RBSL facility in Telford, UK, and production started three months ago, a company spokesperson told Janes on 15 September. The module allows for a vehicle crew of three: a gunner, commander, and driver. The gunner is located at the rear of the vehicle, while the commander and driver at the front. The mortar is fired through two large doors in the mission-module roof.


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Iraq receives Textron Commandos

by Jeremy Binnie

The Commando Select armoured vehicles handed over to the CTS. (Iraqi Ministry of Defence)

Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) has received 20 vehicles from the US-led coalition, a spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Defence announced on 14 September.

The spokesperson released photographs showing the vehicles are Commando Select armoured personnel carriers made by US company Textron, all equipped with protected weapon stations rather than turrets.

Iraq's National Police already use Commandos but these are the first to be operated by the CTS, which the coalition is helping to transition away from being an elite light infantry force back to being a dedicated counter-terrorism special operations force. The Commando Select version has a maximum weight of 18,100 kg and can carry 10 people, including three crew.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto said the vehicles were supplied via the US Counter-ISIS Train and Equip Fund (CTEF).

During a coalition change-of-command ceremony in Baghdad on 9 September, US Central Command commander General Kenneth McKenzie credited the outgoing Lieutenant Geneneral Paul Calvert with stepping up the delivery of equipment to Iraq during his 12-month tenure.


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Raytheon receives USD123 million to build additional Stryker-based 50 kW-class laser weapons

by Ashley Roque

Raytheon Intelligence and Space has disclosed that it has received an additional USD123 million to ‘build and deliver' three Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers to the US Army.

In August, service officials announced that a Raytheon-backed team is now tasked with proceeding with its Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (DE M-SHORAD) initiative after a Northrop Grumman prototype was forced out because of technical challenges.

Raytheon had already produced one prototype for the service and will now, along with other team members, build the additional three prototypes under the USD123 million deal, the company said on 7 September.

These Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers are intended to help soldiers down unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, and rocket, artillery, and mortar threats.


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The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light ...

Brazil plans additional JLTVs

by Victor Barreira

The Fleet Marine Force of the Brazilian Marine Corps is looking to field a fleet of 60 JLTVs. (Oshkosh Defense)

The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme to further increase its mobility, firepower and protection.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Marine Infantry Battalions would each receive 12 of the 4×4 vehicles, while the remaining 12 would go to the Special Operations Battalion, the CFN told Janes.

An initial 12 JLTV A1 Heavy Gun Carriers (HGCs), along with a two-year logistics support package, were acquired by the Brazilian Naval Commission in Washington through a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) signed with the US Army on 5 October 2020 in a deal worth USD15.19 million. Four of these HGCs will be received in 2022, two in 2023, two in 2024, two in 2025 and two in 2026 for the Marine Armoured Battalion.


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DSEI 2021: RBSL and Rheinmetall unveil Boxer mortar module

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Boxer mortar module was presented by RBSL and Rheinmetall at DSEI 2021 in anticipation of potential British Army requirements. (Janes/Samuel Cranny-Evans)

Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) and Rheinmetall have unveiled a mortar-carrying mission module for the Boxer 8×8 wheeled armoured fighting vehicle at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.

The module has been designed in anticipation of the potential requirements of the British Army, which is understood to have initially settled for 28 mortar-carrying Boxers out of the 523 vehicles on order. However, those vehicles are expected to operate their mortars in a dismounted role as opposed to the mounted solution presented by RBSL and Rheinmetall.

The physical structure of the module has been developed and manufactured at the RBSL facility in Telford, UK, and production started three months ago, a company spokesperson told Janes on 15 September. The module allows for a vehicle crew of three: a gunner, commander, and driver. The gunner is located at the rear of the vehicle, while the commander and driver at the front. The mortar is fired through two large doors in the mission-module roof.


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Iraq receives Textron Commandos

by Jeremy Binnie

The Commando Select armoured vehicles handed over to the CTS. (Iraqi Ministry of Defence)

Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) has received 20 vehicles from the US-led coalition, a spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Defence announced on 14 September.

The spokesperson released photographs showing the vehicles are Commando Select armoured personnel carriers made by US company Textron, all equipped with protected weapon stations rather than turrets.

Iraq's National Police already use Commandos but these are the first to be operated by the CTS, which the coalition is helping to transition away from being an elite light infantry force back to being a dedicated counter-terrorism special operations force. The Commando Select version has a maximum weight of 18,100 kg and can carry 10 people, including three crew.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto said the vehicles were supplied via the US Counter-ISIS Train and Equip Fund (CTEF).

During a coalition change-of-command ceremony in Baghdad on 9 September, US Central Command commander General Kenneth McKenzie credited the outgoing Lieutenant Geneneral Paul Calvert with stepping up the delivery of equipment to Iraq during his 12-month tenure.


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Raytheon receives USD123 million to build additional Stryker-based 50 kW-class laser weapons

by Ashley Roque

Raytheon Intelligence and Space has disclosed that it has received an additional USD123 million to ‘build and deliver' three Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers to the US Army.

In August, service officials announced that a Raytheon-backed team is now tasked with proceeding with its Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (DE M-SHORAD) initiative after a Northrop Grumman prototype was forced out because of technical challenges.

Raytheon had already produced one prototype for the service and will now, along with other team members, build the additional three prototypes under the USD123 million deal, the company said on 7 September.

These Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers are intended to help soldiers down unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, and rocket, artillery, and mortar threats.


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The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light ...

Brazil plans additional JLTVs

by Victor Barreira

The Fleet Marine Force of the Brazilian Marine Corps is looking to field a fleet of 60 JLTVs. (Oshkosh Defense)

The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme to further increase its mobility, firepower and protection.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Marine Infantry Battalions would each receive 12 of the 4×4 vehicles, while the remaining 12 would go to the Special Operations Battalion, the CFN told Janes.

An initial 12 JLTV A1 Heavy Gun Carriers (HGCs), along with a two-year logistics support package, were acquired by the Brazilian Naval Commission in Washington through a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) signed with the US Army on 5 October 2020 in a deal worth USD15.19 million. Four of these HGCs will be received in 2022, two in 2023, two in 2024, two in 2025 and two in 2026 for the Marine Armoured Battalion.


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DSEI 2021: RBSL and Rheinmetall unveil Boxer mortar module

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Boxer mortar module was presented by RBSL and Rheinmetall at DSEI 2021 in anticipation of potential British Army requirements. (Janes/Samuel Cranny-Evans)

Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) and Rheinmetall have unveiled a mortar-carrying mission module for the Boxer 8×8 wheeled armoured fighting vehicle at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.

The module has been designed in anticipation of the potential requirements of the British Army, which is understood to have initially settled for 28 mortar-carrying Boxers out of the 523 vehicles on order. However, those vehicles are expected to operate their mortars in a dismounted role as opposed to the mounted solution presented by RBSL and Rheinmetall.

The physical structure of the module has been developed and manufactured at the RBSL facility in Telford, UK, and production started three months ago, a company spokesperson told Janes on 15 September. The module allows for a vehicle crew of three: a gunner, commander, and driver. The gunner is located at the rear of the vehicle, while the commander and driver at the front. The mortar is fired through two large doors in the mission-module roof.


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Iraq receives Textron Commandos

by Jeremy Binnie

The Commando Select armoured vehicles handed over to the CTS. (Iraqi Ministry of Defence)

Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) has received 20 vehicles from the US-led coalition, a spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Defence announced on 14 September.

The spokesperson released photographs showing the vehicles are Commando Select armoured personnel carriers made by US company Textron, all equipped with protected weapon stations rather than turrets.

Iraq's National Police already use Commandos but these are the first to be operated by the CTS, which the coalition is helping to transition away from being an elite light infantry force back to being a dedicated counter-terrorism special operations force. The Commando Select version has a maximum weight of 18,100 kg and can carry 10 people, including three crew.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto said the vehicles were supplied via the US Counter-ISIS Train and Equip Fund (CTEF).

During a coalition change-of-command ceremony in Baghdad on 9 September, US Central Command commander General Kenneth McKenzie credited the outgoing Lieutenant Geneneral Paul Calvert with stepping up the delivery of equipment to Iraq during his 12-month tenure.


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Raytheon receives USD123 million to build additional Stryker-based 50 kW-class laser weapons

by Ashley Roque

Raytheon Intelligence and Space has disclosed that it has received an additional USD123 million to ‘build and deliver' three Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers to the US Army.

In August, service officials announced that a Raytheon-backed team is now tasked with proceeding with its Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (DE M-SHORAD) initiative after a Northrop Grumman prototype was forced out because of technical challenges.

Raytheon had already produced one prototype for the service and will now, along with other team members, build the additional three prototypes under the USD123 million deal, the company said on 7 September.

These Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers are intended to help soldiers down unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, and rocket, artillery, and mortar threats.


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The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light ...

Brazil plans additional JLTVs

by Victor Barreira

The Fleet Marine Force of the Brazilian Marine Corps is looking to field a fleet of 60 JLTVs. (Oshkosh Defense)

The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme to further increase its mobility, firepower and protection.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Marine Infantry Battalions would each receive 12 of the 4×4 vehicles, while the remaining 12 would go to the Special Operations Battalion, the CFN told Janes.

An initial 12 JLTV A1 Heavy Gun Carriers (HGCs), along with a two-year logistics support package, were acquired by the Brazilian Naval Commission in Washington through a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) signed with the US Army on 5 October 2020 in a deal worth USD15.19 million. Four of these HGCs will be received in 2022, two in 2023, two in 2024, two in 2025 and two in 2026 for the Marine Armoured Battalion.


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DSEI 2021: RBSL and Rheinmetall unveil Boxer mortar module

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Boxer mortar module was presented by RBSL and Rheinmetall at DSEI 2021 in anticipation of potential British Army requirements. (Janes/Samuel Cranny-Evans)

Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) and Rheinmetall have unveiled a mortar-carrying mission module for the Boxer 8×8 wheeled armoured fighting vehicle at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.

The module has been designed in anticipation of the potential requirements of the British Army, which is understood to have initially settled for 28 mortar-carrying Boxers out of the 523 vehicles on order. However, those vehicles are expected to operate their mortars in a dismounted role as opposed to the mounted solution presented by RBSL and Rheinmetall.

The physical structure of the module has been developed and manufactured at the RBSL facility in Telford, UK, and production started three months ago, a company spokesperson told Janes on 15 September. The module allows for a vehicle crew of three: a gunner, commander, and driver. The gunner is located at the rear of the vehicle, while the commander and driver at the front. The mortar is fired through two large doors in the mission-module roof.


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Iraq receives Textron Commandos

by Jeremy Binnie

The Commando Select armoured vehicles handed over to the CTS. (Iraqi Ministry of Defence)

Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) has received 20 vehicles from the US-led coalition, a spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Defence announced on 14 September.

The spokesperson released photographs showing the vehicles are Commando Select armoured personnel carriers made by US company Textron, all equipped with protected weapon stations rather than turrets.

Iraq's National Police already use Commandos but these are the first to be operated by the CTS, which the coalition is helping to transition away from being an elite light infantry force back to being a dedicated counter-terrorism special operations force. The Commando Select version has a maximum weight of 18,100 kg and can carry 10 people, including three crew.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto said the vehicles were supplied via the US Counter-ISIS Train and Equip Fund (CTEF).

During a coalition change-of-command ceremony in Baghdad on 9 September, US Central Command commander General Kenneth McKenzie credited the outgoing Lieutenant Geneneral Paul Calvert with stepping up the delivery of equipment to Iraq during his 12-month tenure.


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Raytheon receives USD123 million to build additional Stryker-based 50 kW-class laser weapons

by Ashley Roque

Raytheon Intelligence and Space has disclosed that it has received an additional USD123 million to ‘build and deliver' three Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers to the US Army.

In August, service officials announced that a Raytheon-backed team is now tasked with proceeding with its Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (DE M-SHORAD) initiative after a Northrop Grumman prototype was forced out because of technical challenges.

Raytheon had already produced one prototype for the service and will now, along with other team members, build the additional three prototypes under the USD123 million deal, the company said on 7 September.

These Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers are intended to help soldiers down unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, and rocket, artillery, and mortar threats.


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The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light ...

Brazil plans additional JLTVs

by Victor Barreira

The Fleet Marine Force of the Brazilian Marine Corps is looking to field a fleet of 60 JLTVs. (Oshkosh Defense)

The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme to further increase its mobility, firepower and protection.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Marine Infantry Battalions would each receive 12 of the 4×4 vehicles, while the remaining 12 would go to the Special Operations Battalion, the CFN told Janes.

An initial 12 JLTV A1 Heavy Gun Carriers (HGCs), along with a two-year logistics support package, were acquired by the Brazilian Naval Commission in Washington through a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) signed with the US Army on 5 October 2020 in a deal worth USD15.19 million. Four of these HGCs will be received in 2022, two in 2023, two in 2024, two in 2025 and two in 2026 for the Marine Armoured Battalion.


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DSEI 2021: RBSL and Rheinmetall unveil Boxer mortar module

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Boxer mortar module was presented by RBSL and Rheinmetall at DSEI 2021 in anticipation of potential British Army requirements. (Janes/Samuel Cranny-Evans)

Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) and Rheinmetall have unveiled a mortar-carrying mission module for the Boxer 8×8 wheeled armoured fighting vehicle at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.

The module has been designed in anticipation of the potential requirements of the British Army, which is understood to have initially settled for 28 mortar-carrying Boxers out of the 523 vehicles on order. However, those vehicles are expected to operate their mortars in a dismounted role as opposed to the mounted solution presented by RBSL and Rheinmetall.

The physical structure of the module has been developed and manufactured at the RBSL facility in Telford, UK, and production started three months ago, a company spokesperson told Janes on 15 September. The module allows for a vehicle crew of three: a gunner, commander, and driver. The gunner is located at the rear of the vehicle, while the commander and driver at the front. The mortar is fired through two large doors in the mission-module roof.


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Iraq receives Textron Commandos

by Jeremy Binnie

The Commando Select armoured vehicles handed over to the CTS. (Iraqi Ministry of Defence)

Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) has received 20 vehicles from the US-led coalition, a spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Defence announced on 14 September.

The spokesperson released photographs showing the vehicles are Commando Select armoured personnel carriers made by US company Textron, all equipped with protected weapon stations rather than turrets.

Iraq's National Police already use Commandos but these are the first to be operated by the CTS, which the coalition is helping to transition away from being an elite light infantry force back to being a dedicated counter-terrorism special operations force. The Commando Select version has a maximum weight of 18,100 kg and can carry 10 people, including three crew.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto said the vehicles were supplied via the US Counter-ISIS Train and Equip Fund (CTEF).

During a coalition change-of-command ceremony in Baghdad on 9 September, US Central Command commander General Kenneth McKenzie credited the outgoing Lieutenant Geneneral Paul Calvert with stepping up the delivery of equipment to Iraq during his 12-month tenure.


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Raytheon receives USD123 million to build additional Stryker-based 50 kW-class laser weapons

by Ashley Roque

Raytheon Intelligence and Space has disclosed that it has received an additional USD123 million to ‘build and deliver' three Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers to the US Army.

In August, service officials announced that a Raytheon-backed team is now tasked with proceeding with its Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (DE M-SHORAD) initiative after a Northrop Grumman prototype was forced out because of technical challenges.

Raytheon had already produced one prototype for the service and will now, along with other team members, build the additional three prototypes under the USD123 million deal, the company said on 7 September.

These Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers are intended to help soldiers down unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, and rocket, artillery, and mortar threats.


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The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light ...

Brazil plans additional JLTVs

by Victor Barreira

The Fleet Marine Force of the Brazilian Marine Corps is looking to field a fleet of 60 JLTVs. (Oshkosh Defense)

The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme to further increase its mobility, firepower and protection.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Marine Infantry Battalions would each receive 12 of the 4×4 vehicles, while the remaining 12 would go to the Special Operations Battalion, the CFN told Janes.

An initial 12 JLTV A1 Heavy Gun Carriers (HGCs), along with a two-year logistics support package, were acquired by the Brazilian Naval Commission in Washington through a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) signed with the US Army on 5 October 2020 in a deal worth USD15.19 million. Four of these HGCs will be received in 2022, two in 2023, two in 2024, two in 2025 and two in 2026 for the Marine Armoured Battalion.


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DSEI 2021: RBSL and Rheinmetall unveil Boxer mortar module

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Boxer mortar module was presented by RBSL and Rheinmetall at DSEI 2021 in anticipation of potential British Army requirements. (Janes/Samuel Cranny-Evans)

Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) and Rheinmetall have unveiled a mortar-carrying mission module for the Boxer 8×8 wheeled armoured fighting vehicle at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.

The module has been designed in anticipation of the potential requirements of the British Army, which is understood to have initially settled for 28 mortar-carrying Boxers out of the 523 vehicles on order. However, those vehicles are expected to operate their mortars in a dismounted role as opposed to the mounted solution presented by RBSL and Rheinmetall.

The physical structure of the module has been developed and manufactured at the RBSL facility in Telford, UK, and production started three months ago, a company spokesperson told Janes on 15 September. The module allows for a vehicle crew of three: a gunner, commander, and driver. The gunner is located at the rear of the vehicle, while the commander and driver at the front. The mortar is fired through two large doors in the mission-module roof.


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Iraq receives Textron Commandos

by Jeremy Binnie

The Commando Select armoured vehicles handed over to the CTS. (Iraqi Ministry of Defence)

Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) has received 20 vehicles from the US-led coalition, a spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Defence announced on 14 September.

The spokesperson released photographs showing the vehicles are Commando Select armoured personnel carriers made by US company Textron, all equipped with protected weapon stations rather than turrets.

Iraq's National Police already use Commandos but these are the first to be operated by the CTS, which the coalition is helping to transition away from being an elite light infantry force back to being a dedicated counter-terrorism special operations force. The Commando Select version has a maximum weight of 18,100 kg and can carry 10 people, including three crew.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto said the vehicles were supplied via the US Counter-ISIS Train and Equip Fund (CTEF).

During a coalition change-of-command ceremony in Baghdad on 9 September, US Central Command commander General Kenneth McKenzie credited the outgoing Lieutenant Geneneral Paul Calvert with stepping up the delivery of equipment to Iraq during his 12-month tenure.


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Raytheon receives USD123 million to build additional Stryker-based 50 kW-class laser weapons

by Ashley Roque

Raytheon Intelligence and Space has disclosed that it has received an additional USD123 million to ‘build and deliver' three Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers to the US Army.

In August, service officials announced that a Raytheon-backed team is now tasked with proceeding with its Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (DE M-SHORAD) initiative after a Northrop Grumman prototype was forced out because of technical challenges.

Raytheon had already produced one prototype for the service and will now, along with other team members, build the additional three prototypes under the USD123 million deal, the company said on 7 September.

These Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers are intended to help soldiers down unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, and rocket, artillery, and mortar threats.


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The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light ...

Brazil plans additional JLTVs

by Victor Barreira

The Fleet Marine Force of the Brazilian Marine Corps is looking to field a fleet of 60 JLTVs. (Oshkosh Defense)

The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is looking to acquire an additional 48 Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme to further increase its mobility, firepower and protection.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Marine Infantry Battalions would each receive 12 of the 4×4 vehicles, while the remaining 12 would go to the Special Operations Battalion, the CFN told Janes.

An initial 12 JLTV A1 Heavy Gun Carriers (HGCs), along with a two-year logistics support package, were acquired by the Brazilian Naval Commission in Washington through a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) signed with the US Army on 5 October 2020 in a deal worth USD15.19 million. Four of these HGCs will be received in 2022, two in 2023, two in 2024, two in 2025 and two in 2026 for the Marine Armoured Battalion.


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DSEI 2021: RBSL and Rheinmetall unveil Boxer mortar module

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Boxer mortar module was presented by RBSL and Rheinmetall at DSEI 2021 in anticipation of potential British Army requirements. (Janes/Samuel Cranny-Evans)

Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) and Rheinmetall have unveiled a mortar-carrying mission module for the Boxer 8×8 wheeled armoured fighting vehicle at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.

The module has been designed in anticipation of the potential requirements of the British Army, which is understood to have initially settled for 28 mortar-carrying Boxers out of the 523 vehicles on order. However, those vehicles are expected to operate their mortars in a dismounted role as opposed to the mounted solution presented by RBSL and Rheinmetall.

The physical structure of the module has been developed and manufactured at the RBSL facility in Telford, UK, and production started three months ago, a company spokesperson told Janes on 15 September. The module allows for a vehicle crew of three: a gunner, commander, and driver. The gunner is located at the rear of the vehicle, while the commander and driver at the front. The mortar is fired through two large doors in the mission-module roof.


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Iraq receives Textron Commandos

by Jeremy Binnie

The Commando Select armoured vehicles handed over to the CTS. (Iraqi Ministry of Defence)

Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) has received 20 vehicles from the US-led coalition, a spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Defence announced on 14 September.

The spokesperson released photographs showing the vehicles are Commando Select armoured personnel carriers made by US company Textron, all equipped with protected weapon stations rather than turrets.

Iraq's National Police already use Commandos but these are the first to be operated by the CTS, which the coalition is helping to transition away from being an elite light infantry force back to being a dedicated counter-terrorism special operations force. The Commando Select version has a maximum weight of 18,100 kg and can carry 10 people, including three crew.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto said the vehicles were supplied via the US Counter-ISIS Train and Equip Fund (CTEF).

During a coalition change-of-command ceremony in Baghdad on 9 September, US Central Command commander General Kenneth McKenzie credited the outgoing Lieutenant Geneneral Paul Calvert with stepping up the delivery of equipment to Iraq during his 12-month tenure.


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Raytheon receives USD123 million to build additional Stryker-based 50 kW-class laser weapons

by Ashley Roque

Raytheon Intelligence and Space has disclosed that it has received an additional USD123 million to ‘build and deliver' three Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers to the US Army.

In August, service officials announced that a Raytheon-backed team is now tasked with proceeding with its Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (DE M-SHORAD) initiative after a Northrop Grumman prototype was forced out because of technical challenges.

Raytheon had already produced one prototype for the service and will now, along with other team members, build the additional three prototypes under the USD123 million deal, the company said on 7 September.

These Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers are intended to help soldiers down unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, and rocket, artillery, and mortar threats.


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