IAV 2024: 10×10 HX3 system trialled for UK Mobile Fires Platform programme

by Nicholas Fiorenza

Rheinmetall's HX3 10×10 SPH conducted trials in Bovington in 2023 under the UK's MFP programme. (Rheinmetall)

Rheinmetall's HX3 10×10 truck equipped with an automatic remote-controlled artillery turret conducted trials for the UK's Mobile Fires Platform (MFP) programme in Bovington in 2023, Janes learnt at the International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) 2024 conference being held in London from 22 to 25 January.

The 52 tonne system with a 25 m turning radius conducted trials including climbing a 31° slope, traversing a 2.3 m gap, and fording in 1.5 m deepwater.


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GDELS presents 10×10 Piranha Heavy Mission Carrier

by Nicholas Fiorenza

GDELS is offering its new 10×10 Piranha HMC variant for missions including direct and indirect fires, air defence, and tactical bridging. (GDELS)

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) presented its 10×10 Piranha Heavy Mission Carrier (HMC) in a press release on 15 April.


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Australia orders Boxers to export to Germany

by Nicholas Fiorenza

Australia ordered over 100 sWaTrg Inf heavy weapon carrier infantry vehicles from Rheinmetall on 10 April. (Rheinmetall)

The Australian government signed a production agreement with Rheinmetall Defence Australia on 10 April for over 100 Boxer Schwerer Waffenträger Infanterie (sWaTrg Inf) heavy weapon carrier infantry vehicles to export to Germany. The company said in a press release announcing the contract later the same day that it would be Australia's largest foreign military export to Germany.

The vehicles are being procured under a government-to-government letter of intent signed by Canberra and Berlin in March.


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Ukraine conflict: Lithuania sends mobile command vehicles to Ukraine

by Olivia Savage

Lithuania is providing its M577 command vehicle (pictured) to Ukraine under a military support deal. (Janes/Patrick Allen)

Lithuania has supplied an undisclosed number of M577 armoured command vehicles to the Ukrainian army.

The vehicles, provided under a military support deal, arrived in Ukraine on 5 April, according to the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence (MND) on 6 April.

An MND spokesperson was unable to specify to Janes the number of units supplied for security reasons.


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