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Armored personnel carrier

The VAB armored personnel carrier was developed by Renault to meet a French Army
requirement. A 4x4 configuration was selected and production started in 1976. The 6x6 version
has been rejected by the French Army, however later it was redeveloped as an infantry fighting
vehicle and offered for export customers as the VAB VCI. Both versions have many
components in common. By the mid-1990s over 5 000 VABs had been produced, 4 300 for the
French armed forces with the rest going to at least fifteen customer nations, with other
undisclosed orders having been placed at one time or another. It's production still continues.
In the French Army service these armored personnel carrier are allocated with the rapid
deployment force, used overseas, while the heavier AMX-10P infantry fighting vehicle is used
by the forces committed to European defense.
The base model is the 4x4 VAB VTT armored personnel carrier, which carries an infantry
squad of 8 - 10 fully-equipped troops in the relatively spacious armored hull. Crew and
personnel are protected from the 7.62-mm bullets and anti-personnel mines. This armored
personnel carrier can also carry up to 2 000 kg load in place of the troops.
Most VABs carry at least a 7.62-mm machine gun, although 12.7-mm MGs and 20-mm
cannons are fitted on some APCs. Ballistic protection may be provided by various types of
In general the VAB armored personnel carrier is characterized by it's simplicity, great crosscountry performance. Vehicle uses independent suspension system, which provides better
cross-country mobility. It is also fitted with a central tyre inflation system. Like many wheeled
armored vehicles the VAB can swim across small water obstacles, such as rivers. On water it is
propelled by it's wheels or by waterjets, mounted at the rear of the hull. A trim vane is erected at

the front, before entering water. This armored personnel carrier can be airlifted by the C-130
Hercules military aircraft.
Since it's introduction the VAB series has become one of the most diverse of all current
French combat vehicles, having been produced with many variations. The VAB is often
allocated to French Army units as an anti-tank vehicle, armed with either MILAN or Mephisto
anti-tank guided weapons. These vehicles have roof-mounted launcher turrets and carry reload
missiles inside the troop compartment. Other VAB APCs are employed by the French Army for
just about every support vehicle function that can be devised.


VAB PC, armored command vehicle;
VAB Sanitaire, armored ambulance;
VAB Echelon, armored repair vehicle;
VCAC HOT, anti-tank vehicle fitted with Mephisto system;
VCAC HOT, anti-tank vehicle, fitted with UTM-800 turret;
VCAC MILAN, anti-tank vehicle, fitted with MILAN missiles;
VPM-81, 81-mm mortar carrier;
VTM-120, mortar towing vehicle, used to tow a 120-mm mortar;
NBC reconnaissance vehicle;
armored recovery vehicle;
communications vehicle;
electronic warfare vehicle;
surveillance radar platform;
air defense platform with gun armament;
air defense platform with Mistral missiles;
VBC-90 armored car;
VMO internal security vehicle.

Es existieren verschiedene Ausführungen, so gibt es unter anderem auch eine sechsrädrige
Variante (6×6), die die Exportvariante des VAB darstellt. Im französischen Heer findet die 4×4Version Verwendung.

VAB P: Truppentransporter: Mitnahme von 12 Soldaten möglich
VAB T-20/13: ausgestattet mit einer 20-mm-Maschinenkanone
VAB-VOA (frz.: Véhicule d’observation d’artillerie): Artilleriebeobachtungsfahrzeug
VAB-RATAC (frz.: Radar d’acquisition des tirs de l’Artillerie)
VAB-PC: Befehlswagen (Poste de Commandement)
VAB-SIR (frz.: Système d’information régimentaire)
VAB HOT: ausgestattet mit HOT Lenkflugkörpern
VAB mortier: mit 81-mm- oder 120-mm-Mörser bewaffnet
VAB SAN: Sanitätspanzer

VAB NBC (frz.: Nucléaire, radiologique, bactériologique et chimique): Spürfahrzeug
für ABC-Kampfstoffe
VAB ATLAS (frz.: Automatisation des Tirs et Liaisons Sol-sol pour l’artillerie)
VBRG (frz.: Véhicule Blindé de Reconnaissance de la Gendarmerie): mit
Wasserwerfern ausgestattetes Polizeifahrzeug, das bei schweren Ausschreitungen
eingesetzt wird

Some other variants exist. Most of them having been produced for export customers.
The latest model is the improved VAB, also called a New Generation model. It features
numerous design updates and enhancements. These can be retrofited to existing models. It is
expected that all surviving French Army VABs will be upgraded to this standard.
Entered service 1976
Crew 2 men
Personnel 10 men Dimensions and weight Weight 13 t Length 5.98 m Width 2.49 m Height 2.06 m
Armament Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm or 12.7-mm Mobility Engine Renault MIDS 60-20-45 diesel
Engine power 220 hp Maximum road speed 92 km/h Amphibious speed on water 7 km/h Range 1 000 km
Maneuverability Gradient 60% Side slope ? Vertical step 0.5 - 0.6 m Trench 1 m Fording Amphibious

Textron Marine & Land Systems was founded by Bell Aerospace, and began operations in New
Orleans, LA in 1969 under the name Bell Aerospace Textron. Early projects included the Navy's
Amphibious Assault Landing Craft and the Surface Effect Ship (SES) series of ships. In 1977,
the division merged with Halter Marine to become Bell Halter Inc., and in 1987 it became
Textron Marine.
By 1994, the company had merged with Cadillac Gage to form Textron Marine & Land Systems,
the name it operates under today. After a corporate transformation at Textron Inc., Textron
Marine & Land Systems became an operation of Textron Systems, a world leader in advanced
technology solutions for the global aerospace and defense industries.
In 2010 Textron Marine & Land Systems acquired MillenWorks as a strategic business for
additional expertise in the design and development of advanced mobility solutions for
demanding on-and off-road applications.

Today, Textron Marine & Land Systems manufactures specialty vehicles and equipment for
military and commercial use, such as the M1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) for the U.S.
Army, the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) for the U.S. Navy, the Motor Lifeboat (MLB) for
the U.S. Coast Guard, and Cadillac Gage turret systems.


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S. The low profile UGWS 40/50 turret's underarmor reload capability. Army on missions including convoy protection.S. combined with its oblique armored steel hull and ceramic composite expandable armor. wheeled vehicle serves as a battlefield-proven platform providing for exceptional levels of soldier protection and security. Land Products o M1117 ASV o ASV Command/Control o ASV APC o ASV RSTA o ASV Maintenance Vehicle o ASV Armored Knight M1117 Armored Security Vehicle The Textron Marine & Land Systems M1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) is the base model of the ASV. Germany and Kosovo with the U. The M1117 ASV has been fielded in Iraq. Army. . overhead artillery fragmentations and under-wheel and under-hull mine blasts. ASV Command Control The ASV Command & Control vehicle is based on the successful M1117 ASV without a turret. combat patrol and base security. This provides the commanders the ability to battle track and mission plan close to the operation under armor protection. It is the patrol version used by convoy protection platform units and tactical Military Police of the U. The ASV Command & Control . To these impressive attributes.700 vehicles. both in production and in combat use. Afghanistan. The M1117 ASV entered production in 1999 and has current contracts totaling more than 2. It is designed for a crew of two (driver and commander) and four battle staff for mobile mission planning and battle command and control. add the fact that the M1117 ASV has consistently exceeded combat availability and operational readiness goals. The M1117 4x4 armored. provide for unparalleled all around survivability against small arms fire.

as well as multiple radios to exercise command and control operations on mission site. It is equipped with our new 40/50 power-controlled stabilized turret. ASV Armored Knight . The pod used on the ASV RSTA is a ground version of the sensor pod mounted on the U. The head room and volume of the vehicle has been increased by adding a six-inch extension over the base roof line. provides for two crew members.vehicle is equipped with netted computers and GPS. but designed for ground application based upon long wave spectrum or radar. with eye safe laser range finder. This vehicle can flat tow 36. ASV Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) The ASV Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) is stretched 24 inches between the wheel base. armored recovery vehicle and is based on the M1117 ASV. and one additional gunner. eight dismounts. commander. It has stabilizing bars and a deploying spade for boom use off road. ASV Maintenance Vehicle The ASV Reconnaissance. Surveillance & Target Acquisition Scout Vehicle (RSTA) is designed for a crew of 3 (driver. All recovery functions are under armor protection.000 lbs and the boom is capable of lifting 10.S. Army's ARH helicopter program.000 lbs. This variant is available in three different protection levels depending on armor plate options. gunner) and 4 soldiers. Seating is arranged to customer specification. a thermal day/night advanced sight that provides target acquisition out to the maximum effective range of the weapons. ASV Maintenance Vehicle The ASV Recovery Vehicle was produced in response to a request from the Iraqi Civil Intervention Force for a wheeled.

ese M1117 Guardian Armored security vehicle . Army. Used by U. for modified ASVs to be used as the base vehicle for the M1200 Armored Knight production. Army developed the M1200 Armored Knight to provide improved survivability over the current M707 Knight (HMMWV based Knight). the Armored Knight combines the proven Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) with the M707 Knight Mission Equipment Package (MEP).S.S. The M1200 Armored Knight provides COLTs with increased armor protection. Army Field Artillery Combat Observation Lasing Teams (COLTs) in both Heavy and Infantry Brigade Combat teams.S. payload and agility. Textron Marine & Land Systems is presently under contract with the U.The U.

It is used by US Military Police. with seating capacity for 8 troops. The M1117 has a modular expandable armor system. Reconnaissance vehicle. developing 260 horsepower. Command vehicle. Vehicle has a crew of three and can carry three troops. 12. Variants Armored personnel carrier. The first M1117 vehicle entered service in 1998. The M1117 Guardian is powered by the Cummins 6CTA8. Currently USA operates around 1 700 of these security vehicles. Ambulance.62-mm machine guns. Front arc provides protection against 12. however it can't protect against nuclear weapons.7-mm and 7. . Weapons are mounted in a turret similar to that used on the Amphibious Assault Vehicle. In certain cases vehicle can withstand mine blasts. Vehicle is not amphibious. Recovery vehicle.7-mm armor-piercing rounds.The M1117 Guardian armored security vehicle is a further development of the Cadillac Gage Commando armored personnel carrier. The Guardian has an air filtration system to protect against chemical and biological attacks. This armored security vehicle is armed with 40-mm automatic grenade launcher. Mortar carrier.3 diesel engine. however production was slow and the programme was nearly canceled. However war in Iraq have given a new life for this vehicle.

The vehicle’s 8. an operating unit of Textron Systems.56 m Height 2.3-liter engine allows for a top highway speed in excess of 60 mph. and Aerostar SA announced a Teaming Agreement to jointly produce Textron Marine & Land Systems’ combat-proven Armored Security Vehicles (ASV) and Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicles in . (Illustration by David Bedard/Fort Richardson PAO) Textron Marine & Land Systems.7-mm.07 m Width 2.62-mm Grenade launcher 1 x 40-mm Ammunition load Machine guns ? Grenade launcher ? Mobility Engine Cummins 6CTA8. a Textron Inc. 1 x 7.3 diesel Engine power 260 hp Maximum road speed 100 km/h Range 700 km Maneuverability Gradient 60% Side slope 30% Vertical step 0.59 m Armament Machine guns 1 x 12.6 m Trench . company.50-caliber M2 machine gun.4 t Length 6.Entered service 1998 Crew 3 men Personnel 3 men Dimensions and weight Weight 13.5 m The M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle is a 4x4 wheeled armored vehicle armed with a Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher and a .Fording 1.

particularly in critical Iraq and Afghanistan operational areas.S. troops as a Coalition partner.” said Grigore Filip. Army and international customers. and an extended-length Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) in use by several allied Coalition Force countries. A majority of these vehicles are currently being used in support of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. a highly regarded aerospace and defense manufacturer and integrator in Europe. Surveillance & Target Acquisition (RSTA). convoy protection.S. survivability and mobility vehicle requirements. allows us to better address the vehicle requirements of the Romanian Land Forces serving sideby-side with U.” M1117 ASV Armoured Security Vehicle Textron Land Systems Data Sheet “Teaming with Aerostar. border and perimeter security. Key missions include combat patrols. firepower and mobility as well as exhibit high operational readiness rates even as vehicles log more than 30. “Aerostar fully complements our armored vehicle engineering expertise and meets our high standards for lean manufacturing. These vehicles possess exceptional protection. the M1200 Armored Knight for the U. checkpoint control. including the M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle (ASV). has enhanced command and control and logistics support. Field Artillery Combat Observation and Lasing Teams (COLT). and medical support missions. President and General Director.600 armored vehicles to the U.000 miles per year in hazardous terrain and conditions. recovery and evacuation. Textron Marine & Land Systems manufactures a family of armored wheeled vehicles. “Our strong Aerostar manufacturing capabilities and facilities within the Bacau region coupled with Textron Marine & Land Systems’ armored vehicle expertise. while bringing jobs to Romania. Since 2004. Together with Aerostar. adaptable and survivable vehicles. and troop assault operations. Textron Marine & Land Systems has delivered more that 2. which offer scalable levels of protection. Aerostar SA. Textron Marine & Land Systems’ armored vehicles.S.” added Textron Marine & Land Systems Vice President of Strategy and Business Development Mark Savarese. survivability. are also designed to carry out Reconnaissance.” .anticipation of the Romanian Land Forces’ upgraded protection. “The Textron Marine & Land Systems’ family of armored vehicles is comprised of highly mobile. Interoperability with other Coalition Forces utilizing ASVs and APCs. Army. we look forward to the opportunity to work with the Romanian Land Forces to modernize their armored vehicles. creates an extensive aerospace and defense resource for the Romanian Armed Forces as they require combat-proven armored wheeled vehicles that are delivered on-time and within budget.

The vehicle is designed to provided maximum survivability with IBD Modular Expandable Armor System (MEXAS) utilizing ceramic composite applique on exterior and a spall liner on interior surfaces. handling. Textron Marine & Land Systems serves military and commercial customers domestically and internationally. upgrade and maintenance services for aviation. and has products operating in more than 35 countries worldwide. ground. artillery and missile systems. manufacturing. the first Romanian fighter aircraft. The vehicle offers mobility. company. survivable and C-130 transportable 4X4 wheeled vehicle currently in production for the U. rear and sides of the crew compartment from armor-piercing ammunition. delivering more than 1. production and support of advanced marine craft. homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. . Aerostar has supported Romanian.000 jet engines. agility. developing and manufacturing vehicle cargo platforms and vehicular artillery and multiple launch rocket systems for the Land Forces. Textron Marine & Land Systems is an operating unit of Textron Systems. The external armor panels provide ballistic protection against various small-arms and fragment threats with a minimum weight penalty. These programs have included manufacturing the prototype of IAR-93. This armor protects the front. overhauling more than 3. Simula has received an order from Textron Systems to produce lightweight ceramic/composite applique armor kits. converting major commercial airline aircraft from passenger to cargo jets. armored combat vehicles. a Textron Inc. Army's Military Police.500 aircraft and 6. turrets and related subsystems. and ride quality through the utilization of a four-wheel independent suspension systemis equipped with four-wheel independent suspension system. The fully armored ASV maintains its air transportability and is lightweight enough for "roll-on/rolloff" from C-130 military transport aircraft in fully armored configuration. and serving as the systems integrator for the Romanian Ministry of Defence’s LAROM Program. Textron Marine & Land Systems specializes in the design.M1200 Armored Knight Artillery observation vehicle Since 1953. NATO forces and commercial aerospace customers by providing critical integration. M-1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) ASV M-1117 (ASV-150) Armored Security Vehicle developed by Textrone Marine and Land Systems (Formerly Cadilac Gage) is a highly mobile.800 IAK-52 light aircraft.S. Textron Systems Corporation has been providing innovative solutions to the defense.

the ASV offers defense from artillery shell fragments overhead and mine blasts under each wheel. The weapon station enables the crew to load.360 vehicles.987 vehicles at a total cost of $1.S. With minor modifications and appropriate outfitting. The vehicle costs about $600. reconnaissance. In October 2006 the US Army awarded contracts for 64 Armored Security Vehicles (ASV) to be modified into "Armor Knight" (M707) configuration under a US$35 million contract awarded to Textron's marine & land systems. as standard issues on US Army ASVs. infantry personnel carrier.68 billion. Army for its military police and convoy protection. reload and clear gun jams under full armor protection. More than 650 ASVs have been deployed in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) in support of convoy protection and other combat missions. More than 450 ASVs have been deployed in the Global War on Terrorism in support of convoy protection and other combat missions The M1117 ASV is used by the U. The total multiyear procurement program planned by the US Army includes 1. and for Combat Observing and Lasing Teams. of which 63 are already deployed in Iraq by April 2004.Additionally. mounts agrenade launcher and machine gun. ASV variants can perform a wide variety of missions including scout. The US Army ordered 69 vehicles. The vehicle is fitted with a dual weapon station which. command and recovery.000 each. Textron Marine & Land is currently on contract for more than 1. M707 Knight .

Stryker and more recently. The current US Army production version integrates the base Knight targeting and communications package along with the AN/TVQ-2 Ground/Vehicular Laser Locator / Designator (G/VLLD) and the AN/TAS-4B thermal sight on two platforms. thermal imager. IMI based its platform on the Czech built Tatra 4x4 platforms. demonstrating excellent cross-country mobility. the M1117 Armored security Vehicle (ASV). providing excellent crosscountry and road mobility. equipped with an observation and target acquisition payload. DRS Technologies is the prime contractor for the M707 Armored Knight program. blended inertial / GPS navigation and targeting. It is used by Field Artillery Combat Observation and Lasing Teams (COLT) to carry out these missions. The total requirement for the program has been listed at 345 vehicles. such as JDAM and Excalibur.Land-Based Target Acquisition System DRS Sustainment Systems Knight is a precision targeting system consisting of a laser designator / rangefinder. The payload provides the targeting accuracy sufficient to support precision-guided munitions. the development of the Wildcat continues with the promise to introduce the worlds first RPG protected wheeled vehicle. as well as unpaved . digital command and control . The Army has also fielded Knight systems with Humvee and Stryker platforms to equip forward observers in heavy and light divisions and Brigade Combat Teams (BCT). In late 2007 the Wildcat 'Alpha' prototype went through a series of mobility tests held in Israel. on display at AUSA 2006 Introduced by IMI as a proof of concept vehicle. mounted on a telescopic mast. The Knight system is mounted on the HUMVEE. The photo shows a modified ASV (M1117). In October 2006 the US Army ordered 64 Armored Security Vehicles (ASV) modified into "Armor Knight" (M707) configuration under a recent $35 million contract awarded to Textron's marine & land systems. In 2006 the vehicle's configuration changed to reflect the evolving requirements for a versatile urban warfare combat vehicle. and a selfdefense weapon. Its mission is to provide precision far target location and laser target designation for both artillery and air-delivered general purpose and precision-guided munitions.

eliminating the need to expose troops to enemy fire..) The WildCat is powered by water cooled. offering counter-mine. to protect against shaped charge attacks including RPG.. At a maximum gross weight of 15 tons. introducing several variants. provided by the independent suspension and high ground clearance of 367mm (adjustable). The vehicle is designed for C-130 and A-400M air transportability. June 2008. The vehicle is scheduled to make its public debut at the Eurosatory 2008 exhibition in Paris. turbocharged 321 HP EPA 2004 compliant diesel engine (Cummins ISLe+325) coupled with an automatic 6 speed transmission (Allison model 3066P). The levels of protection will be provided. Battle damaged modules are designed to be field replaceable by the forward support elements. do not require the use of heavy lifting equipment. NBC protection and automatic fire extinguishing systems. the WildCat will be able to travel up to 700km on road. small-arms and IED protection (STANAG 4569 Level 2a and 3b). The Wildcat is equipped with run-flat tires. The chassis uses TATRA's unique backbone tube and swing axle Independent suspension offering excellent cross country mobility and improved crew comfort. (Such Kit B armor protection is depicted in the artist concept drawing below) . Wildcat was designed to meet current USMC specifications for a medium weight personnel carrier (MPC). The basic protection level.road mobility. all using a single chassis. common to all Wildcat configurations will meet STANAG 4569 Level 3 (small arms bullet-proof armor). and retain full cross country and obstacle handling capabilities. central tire inflation system CTIS). The vehicle is designed with multiple accesses in the sides. (More. In early 2008 the Wildcat went through a US Marine Corps evaluation in the USA. using IMI's explosive reactive armor (ERA) specially designed for thin armored vehicles. and unlike larger and heavier armor plates. An up-armored version. The WildCat will be designed as a family of armored vehicles. an integrated welded monocoque hull accommodating 12 fully equipped crew members. This armor can be augmented with a hybrid armor suite. equipped with hybrid armor suite will meet STANAG 4569 Level 4 using passive lightweight armor based on IMI's 'Iron Wall' counter IED design. top and rear (full width ramp) enabling flexible mount/dismount for troops and equipment.

The crew compartment and front cabin also connected. When fully configured. counter mine and counter IED protection. including ambulance.Some of the variants will include an infantry carrier carrying 11 passengers . A scout and combat support vehicle is also planned. based on IMI's 'Iron Wall' counter IED protection modules. a police/border patrol vehicle will be designed for low intensity warfare and general security tasks. The vehicle also has side and elevated windows. It is also fitted with eight firing ports (three to each side and two at the rear). while combat service support vehicles. This vehicle is designed for medium protection level (STANAG 4586 level 4). The photos on this page depict the Wildcat equipped with the Kit A armor.on the side and rear and a cabin door on the right. to provide the vehicle's crew with unobstructed view and improved situational awareness in open area as well as in dense urban environment. Other access ports include multiple armored hatches on the deck. providing bullet proof. . utilizing a reduced fighting compartment and open deck for equipment and mounting of external equipment. the Wildcat will also mount a remotely controlled weapon station. recovery and logistics will be modeled with installations and interior design for each of these specific roles.3 crewmen and 8 troops seated in protected seating compartments. offer comfortable movement fore and aft. The Wildcat is provided with three access ports two ramps . Reconnaissance and command and control versions will be optimized for carrying and operating of electronics equipment.

PVI is leading the team for th MRAP opportunity while RAFAEL is in the lead for Israeli and other overseas sales. RAFAEL developed the Zeev (Wolf) armored utility vehicle.Golan Wheeled Armored Vehicle Responding to the need for wheeled armored vehicles for use in asymmetric warfare. wheeled troop carrier is configured to accommodate 10 troops in a highly protected environment. This 15 ton armored. More recently. along with nine other candidates. RAFAEL teamed with US based PVI and the Merkava program Office (Mantak). Testing of the vehicle began in September 2006. to compete for the Joint US Marines/NavyArmy Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Program. to develop the Golan Heavy Wheeled Armored vehicle. In January 2007 Golan was selected. 2007 the USMC awarded PVI a first order for 60 low rate initial production vehicles. Golan has been proposed for the IDF and USMC. On February 23. . representing the first order for Golan vehicles.

The add-on reactive armor system utilizes the Insensitive Explosive Reactive Armor (IERA) tiles installed on the side walls. The vehicle will be produced in three protection levels. This approach is similar to that used with tracked APCs and tanks. This approach enables the designers to dedicate 50% of the vehicle's weight to protection. The reactive (I-ERA) add-on armor is an insensitive explosive known as Low Burn Rate (LBR) or Low Flammability (LF2) that was approved by both the Israeli Defense Force and the US Army. passive armor tiles (that include storage boxes) with an identical outer shape are attached. and effective roof protection. The integrity of this structure provides the strength to absorb the deformations generated by mines and IED blasts. Other "plug-ins" include counter IED and counter sniper systems. 7 kg mines under belly and 14 kg under wheels. and is particularly suitable for operations in dense urban terrain.5 mm AP and 20mm. The vehicle has an effective armor suite to defeat small arms and RPG threats. It will also be able to employ the . up to 14.The vehicle uses an armored monocoque structure. utilizing RAFAEL's SADS system. which acts as a frame. It thereby provides an optimal solution to protect the crew and vehicle against the identified threats.56mm). Unlike vehicles utilizing off-the-shelf commercial chassis. The spall liner was eliminated. providing effective protection from IEDs. The I-ERA is based on the same technology provided for the US Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The V shaped hull has a "floating floor" panel to mitigate the blast effects of mines. composites. there are no reactive armor tiles attached to the outer crew compartment structure. a lightweight weapon station designed specifically for light automatic weapons (7. assuming the efficiency of external armor to prevent hull penetration by most threats. and optronic equipment. September 2007: The Golan was displayed here equipped with a new lightweight version of the Trophy active protection system and the 'Samson Junior'. the Golan does not have a chassis at all. All three protection level configurations present the same physical silhouette. It retains good off-road mobility. In the light and medium level configurations. The maximum protection level includes reactive modular armor tiles while the medium and light levels are based on passive modular armor. slat and transparent armor. Instead. The vehicle was also fitted with an acoustic gunshot locator. In their place. and suspensions link directly to the armored structure. medium size IED's. Protection from anti-tank rockets (Such as RPGs) can be provided by appliqué reactive armor modules or an active protection system which are "plugin" add-ons to the basic design. the 4x4 automotive system axles. land mines and small arms. The vehicle can be equipped with remotely controlled weapon station mounting a machine gun. as well as the gunshot detection system.62 and 5. The passive armor utilizes a combination of protection technologies including metals. The intermediate level provides protection from small arms.

These vehicles will comply with MRAP Category II . Inc. designed for Category I and Category II roles. .company's Spotlite M .4 million to deliver another 60 Golan heavy armored vehicles. designed under a joint Israeli-US cooperation. Previous orders worthe $122 million for 200 vehicles were issued to BAE Systems and Force Dynamics. General Dynamics Land Systems Canada received 11 million. troop transport. explosive ordnance disposal and combat engineering. for RG-31 armored vehicles. expected to be used for operations such as convoy lead. Oshkosh Truck Corporation received $30 million to deliver 30 PVI designed Alpha armored vehicles. producted in the USA. Three manufacturers received orders for a total of 180 vehicles. also received $37. to be used as urban combat vehicles).electro-optically based threat locator which can serve as a gunshot locator.the Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Rapid Response Vehicle JERRV) requirement. The vehicles include the South African designed RG-31. and threat alerting system. Both are based on South African designed vehicles. produced under cooperation with Israel's RAFAEL and Oshkosh Truck. Deliveries of all vehicles is expected to complete within four months (by June 2007). The company will deliver 10 vehicles of each class. ambulance. the Australian Bushmaster and the new Golan vehicle. as it can detecting launch sources and approaching RPGs USMC Awards $79 million for foreign MRAP designs The second batch of orders worth of a total US$79 million for low-rate initial production MRAP vehicles were issued this week. Protected Vehicles. (defined as Category I.

two received concussions and two others received minor burns. the blast was pushed outward instead of directly straight up due to the vehicle's “V” –shaped undercarriage. assisting location and neutralizing IED’s. It is also used with Explosive Ordinance Disposal units of the US Marine Corps. Of the five service members in the vehicle. Eagle Armored Vehicle . however. Photo: A US Marine Corps RG-31 Cougar rests on its front axel after an improvised explosive device detonated under the vehicle near Camp Taqaddum. Procurement of 148 additional vehicles. Jan. under a $97 million contract was announced in February 2005.RG-31 Cougais currently in service with US Army Task Force Pathfinder attached to the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq. Iraq. 6. The IED detonated directly under the vehicle. (Photo by: Courtesy photo by 8th Engineer Support Battalion).

designated Eagle IV was completed in November 2003. of payload. The length and height of the original Humvee are maintained. The maximum combat weight of the baseline vehicle (Eagle I) vehicle is 4.800 combat weight 3. based on the Duro light truck. Some are in use by the Swiss Army and elsewhere. The Eagle is based on the Humvee chassis. It's combat weight reaches 7. including the armor cage and crew.Mowag Recent news 12 december 2005: Denmark Orders Eagle IV Three armored vehicles based on the Humvee chassis were designed by Mowag. to enable air transport mobility in C-130.100kg and can carry 1. which is fitted with an armor protected shell manufactured by Mowag. weighs 4.100kg.500kg combat weight). according to the type of vehicle used.000 kg. It is much heavier than the baseline Eagle.800 kg plus 1. designated Eagle III has an operational weight of 5. A special reconnaissance version. (total 5.400 of payload and . This vehicle has reached the maximum weight limit of the Humvee platform – with a combat weight of 5.600 kg including 2.400 of payload. The development of a new version.800 kg (including 700kg payload). also produced by Mowag. using a different chassis. withstanding STANAG level II or III threats. Eagle II which was designed to provide high protection for UN peacekeeping units. The shell is based on metal and composite armor.

Communication and Battle Management Systems and other equipment. Denmark Orders Eagle IV In December 2005 the Danish Army Material Command awarded MOWAG a $38 million contract for Eagle IV. Eagle II / Eagle III / Eagle IV Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle.high level protection meeting STANAG 4569 level III protection and STANAG 4569 Level IIa mine protection (6kg TNT under each wheel).com/projects/eagle/ The Eagle III Forward Artillery Observation Vehicle is used for target surveillance and acquisition in addition to observation and The contract includes initial logistics support and equipping the vehicle with an Overhead Weapon Station.both produced by Mowag. The Danish Army also operates the MOWAG Eagle I and Piranha III . Switzerland. and deliveries will begin in August 2006. Switzerland http://www. which allows two ready to combat Eagle IVs to be be transported in a C-130 without special preparations. The vehicle's width is smaller than the Humvee. . Production will take place at MOWAG's facility in Kreuzlingen.

.The Eagle III artillery observation vehicle. Eagle III has an electro-optical target acquisition and surveillance system.

The Eaglea reconnaissance vehicle is based on the HMMWV vehicle chassis.Eagle III has a crew of four – driver. forward observer and signals operator. surveyor. .

Switzerland (owned by General Motors Defense of Canada) and is in service with the armed forces of Denmark and Switzerland. Eagle deliveries and deployment The Swiss Army has taken delivery of 156 Eagle I (from 1995) and 175 Eagle II (from 1999). The Eagle IV replaces Denmark's Eagle I. now part of General Dynamics. "Eagle IV is built on the DURO chassis with the payload increased to 2.9l engine and central tyre inflation system. Denmark ordered 85 Eagle IV vehicles. the army ordered 198 Eagle IV vehicles with a further 474 vehicles an option. observation." Eagle II reconnaissance vehicle . Steyr-Daimler-Puch of Austria and General Dynamics. In November 2003. The Danish Army has 36 Eagle I vehicles. MOWAG is owned by General Motors Defense of Canada. Eagle IV is the latest production version. Eagle IV is built on the DURO chassis with payload increased to 2. Eagle IV has increased ballistic weapon and mine protection. Deliveries are to begin by the end of 2008 and conclude in 2010. reconnaissance and patrol missions.The Eagle reconnaissance vehicle is manufactured by MOWAG Motorwagenfabrik in Kreuzlingen. The Eagle III is the artillery forward observation vehicle. Eagle IV In December 2003. Eagle vehicles were deployed by the Danish Army as part of the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and in Albania. The first of 120 Eagle III vehicles was delivered to the Swiss Army in November 2002. General Dynamics formed General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems. In December 2005.400kg. GDLS-E Mowag rolled out the Eagle IV 4×4 vehicle. the slightly heavier Eagle II having a higher power-to-weight ratio than the Eagle I. "The Eagle III is used for target surveillance and acquisition. Eagle IV is equipped with an overhead weapons station. Deliveries began in September 2006 and are scheduled to conclude in December 2007. The Swiss Eagle vehicles designated are mainly deployed as reconnaissance vehicles for the armoured brigades of the Swiss Army. It is also available in a non-armoured version. Eagle IV also features a battle management system and ballistic and mine protection for crew and engine compartments.400kg and a reduction in width of 120mm which allows two fully equipped vehicles to be transported in a C-130 aircraft without special preparation. In November 2008. Cummins ISBe 5. Santa Barbara Sistemas (GDSBS) of Spain. The vehicles will be fitted with the KMW FLW100/200 remotely controlled weapon station. from MOWAG. BAE Systems was awarded the contract for the Lemur remotely controlled weapon station for the Danish vehicles in March 2007. the German Army placed an order for 20 Eagle IV vehicles for evaluation. In July 2008." Eagle I and Eagle II are armoured wheeled reconnaissance vehicles.

both with a range of up to 10km.62mm machine gun armed with 400 rounds of ready-to-fire ammunition is installed on the right of the cupola. reconnaissance and patrol missions.62mm and 5. The armour increases the width of the vehicle by 100mm compared to the width of the basic HMMWV vehicle and provides protection against 7. panoramic bulletproof windows and an air conditioning system. Eagle III is protected by high-hardness armoured steel and by composite armour. video camera and eyesafe laser rangefinder. Eagle III artillery forward observation observation vehicle The Eagle III is used for target surveillance and acquisition in addition to observation. commander. It comprises a thermal camera with a range of up to 7km. The gun can be aimed and fired by the crew within the protection of the turret. The cupola's traverse and elevation drives are mechanical. The crew is protected with ballistic armour comprising aluminium plates internally lined with composite armour. The windscreen and windows are bulletproof. A 7. Eagle III is operated by a crew of four. "The Eagle reconnaissance vehicle is in service with the armed forces of Denmark and Switzerland. Special mine protection enhances the overall level of protection. radio operator and observer.The reconnaissance vehicle is based on the AM General HMMWV (high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle) chassis. The cupola rotates through 360° and is equipped with a thermal imager providing the capability of all round observation by night and by day. Mowag MBK2 observation cupola A Mowag MBK2 observation cupola is installed in a central position in the roof. The Rheinmetall Defence Electronics (formerly STN ATLAS Elektronik) BAA observation system is installed on a retractable roof-mounted mast. the driver and surveyor stationed in the front two seats and the forward observer and signals operator in the cabin.62mm steel core projectiles from 100m." The electro-optical target acquisition system combined with a land navigation system is used to provide accurate positional coordinates of a target. The vehicle is fitted with a raised roof. For targets at a range up to 7km the target acquisition system provides the positional accuracy of the target to within 50m in the x and y axes and to within 15m in the z axis.56mm BALL projectiles fired from a range as close as 30m or against 7. The Eagle is operated by a crew of four – driver. The vehicle is protected with an armoured superstructure developed by Mowag and fitted with a Mowag armoured MBK2 observation cupola. It can also be fitted with mine protection. . Honeywell has developed the navigation system with an inertial navigation system and global positioning system. while the crew is fully NBC protected. A bank of six grenade launchers is installed on the rear of the turret.

280mm Wheelbase 3.5kW NBC Protection 85m³/h overpressure system Self-Recovery Winch Front mounted.900mm Height 1.500kg Specific Ground Pressure Rear 24N/cm² Engines: Engine General Motors 6.5hp/t Gearbox Automatic Hydra-Matic 4L 80E Gears 4 forward.400kg Combat Weight 5.300mm Weights: Empty Weight 4. 4-stroke diesel Cylinders Arrangement V8 90° Performance at 3.100kg Payload 1.700rpm 515Nm Fuel Tank Capacity 95l Power to Weight Ratio 25.400rpm 139kW 190hp Torque at 1.When the target has been acquired and identified.5l Turbo.3kW/t : 34. 5. 1 reverse Crew Compartment Hheater 7kW Preheater 7.750mm Width 2. the communications operator transmits the acquisition data using the online radio data transmission link to the integral artillery fire command and control system and to the firing units Dimensions: Length 4.4t pulling capacity .

Hydraulic and Air-Pressure Tanks and Seat Structures Dingo 2 Mine resistant ambush protected vehicle .76m Featured Suppliers: Honeywell-LMB .Fans and Motors for Aerospace and Defence Applications ISO Group .Performance: Maximum Speed 119km/h Maximum Reverse Speed 33km/h Gradient 60% Side Slope 40% Turning Circle Diameter 14.Spare Parts. Components and Logistics for Military Vehicles and Land Equipment SAG Alutech .6m Range on Hard Level Surface 450km Fording Depth 0.Aluminium Fuel.

Vehicle has modular design and provides seating for 4 or 7 occupants.The Dingo 2 provides protection against landmines. It is named after a wild dog. The Dingo 2 MRAP is based on upgraded Unimog U 5000 chassis. Austria. The Dingo 2 can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules or C-160 Transall military transports. developing 215 hp. This ambush protected vehicle has a V-shaped hull and armored crew capsule. . This armored personnel carrier is not amphibious. small arms fire and artillery shell fragments. ambush protected vehicle is a further development of the previous Dingo 1. Armor protection can be enhanced with add-on panels. depending on the wheelbase. Vehicle is powered by a diesel engine. The Dingo 2 is offered with short and long wheelbases. small arms fire and artillery shell splinters The Dingo 2 mine resistant.62-mm. The same weapon station is used on the Fennek armored reconnaissance vehicle. Patrol vehicle. Variants Ambulance. The Dingo 2 is also fitted with NBC protection system. Belgium. which offers improved protection and more payload than it's predecessor. Windows are angled to deflect bullets and blasts. Command vehicle. fitted with 7. Vehicle is armed with remotely controlled weapon station.7-mm machine gun or 40-mm grenade launcher. 12. Czech Republic and Luxemburg. The Dingo 2 is currently in service with Germany. The Dingo 2 provides protection against landmines. It is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. Reconnaissance vehicle. This vehicle was designed by the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. Repair vehicle.

as well as artillery fragments up to 155mm. In addition. is air transportable by C-130 and C-160 aircraft and can be airlifted by CH47/CH53 helicopters. It provides seating for up to 9 troops.5 m Fording ~ 1 m Dingo . Belgium also ordered 352 of the new Dingo III version. Two versions of the Dingo 2 will be offered. It is designed to travel at speeds of up to 100 km/h (62mph). EFP (Explosive Formed Penetration) mines and anti-personnel (AP) mines. armored mine-proof vehicle.45 / 6. repairable armor provides all-round protection against all types of hand-held weapons. tailored for a variety of transport and .All Protected Vehicle (APV) Krauss-Maffei Wegmann The Dingo APV was designed to provide a safe and secure multi-purpose vehicle for military and peacekeeping operations. based on a commercial Unimog U1550L chassis produced by DaimlerChrysler.250 (short version) and 3. variant with increased internal volume.5 m Mobility Engine diesel Engine power 215 hp Maximum road speed over 90 km/h Range 1 000 km Maneuverability Gradient ? Side slope ? Vertical step ~ 0. designed for high mobility in any type of terrain.Ground surveillance radar. providing crew protection against heavy anti-tank (AT). Dingo 2 GFF. engine compartment.3 m Height 2. The modular. has a range of 1000 km (621 miles). So far the German Army ordered 145 Dingo I and II vehicles for its rapid deployment units. The Dingo 2 is an air transportable.8 m Width 2. also known as MultiPurpose Protected Vehicles (MPPV). The vehicle is fitted with an armored cage protecting the passengers. currently operating with KFOR in Kosovo and Macedonia and with coalition forces in Afghanistan. the DINGO is fitted with an oblique "blast deflector" floor. Entered service ? Crew 1 men Personnel 4 / 7 men Dimensions and weight Weight 11. with wheel bases of 3.9 t Length 5.850mm (long version).5 m Trench 0. fuel tank and cargo bay.

25m' wheel base) and long (3.200 kg for a payload of 1. which offers the same protection but cost less than half of the German vehicle. Dingo 2 orders amount to over 200 vehicles.the short (3. forward air control and other missions. as well as radio and internal communications systems. The vehicle has an authorized total weight of 9. following German opposition to the deal. More recently in July 2006. However. The total cost amounted to $99 million. The DINGO 2 is based on the Unimog 5000 chassis. machine gun or a 40-mm automatic grenade-launcher can be mounted on the same weapon station.50 cal. rear-view camera. command and control. The IDF requested 103 vehicles which also reflect test vehicles and options for additional batches over the 60 originally planned.85m' wheel base) which can carry eight fully equipped troops. The diesel powered vehicle is offered in two versions . since Israel is currently considering heavier vehicles. ambulance. Other integral systems include GPS navigation. Austria received 20 such vehicles in 2005. replacing existing locally manufactured light armored vehicles such as Sufa and Abir. The estimated cost per unit is $500. this may be too late. However.carrier configurations designed for reconnaissance. a . In 2005 the Bundeswehr ordered 52 vehicles and on June 29. Ford 350 radically modified and armored by Plasan Sasa. Terrier . Belgium will also buy 200 Dingo 2 vehicles. Alternatively.200 kg plus five fully equipped soldiers. and has an integral collective NBC (nuclear. mission platform. to be financed by US military aid.62 mm machine gun. 2006 KMW announced it is expecting additional 149 Dingo 2s orders. Textron Systems has secured local production license for a similar Dingo 2 vehicle in the US for domestic and foreign military sales contracts. including 4x4 heavily armored trucks. Dingos were intended for operations in the West Bank. The Dingo-2 can be fitted with an overhead weapon station. The Israel Defense Forces has already secured funding in its five year plan (2005-2008) for the procurement of 60 Dingo-2 vehicles. The German Bundeswehr is arming its Dingo version with an under-armor operated 7. The German Army requirement for Dingo is over 450 units which are expected to be the stretched version of the Dingo-2. ABS. chemical) protection and air-conditioning system. To date. biological.000. the IDF procurement was suspended for indefinite time. M-1117 ASV armored cars or even the new SandCat uparmored. for a total of 109 million Euros. the German opposition seem to have soften. sources in Germany indicated that the German parliament could waive its opposition and approve preliminary sales for testing.

The Terrier can be used as a troop carrier. The vehicle can be equipped with a roof mounted firing hatch. Critical components such as the fuel tank and batteries are well protected. and is fitted with a floor which defeats AP mines (including the DM31 bouncing mine). command and tactical logistic vehicle. reconnaissance and logistical support missions. where a machine gun can be mounted for self-defense. with additional ports at the front and rear.62x51 cal) and fragment proof protected cage. escort. Fire extinguishing system is also provided for the engine and tires.Krauss-Maffei Wegmann / Iveco TERRIER is jointly produced by the German Krauss-Maffai Wegman company and Iveco. Relevant Systems:              Up Armored Humvee MLV Dingo Eagle VBR VBL PVP Terrier RG-31 RG-32M Cougar Buffalo Typhoon Cheetah Mine Protected Utility Vehicle (MUV/R) Designed and built by Force Protection Inc . from Italy. The vehicle has a large open space cabin. The vehicle is constructed with a bullet proof (7. which supplies the chassis and engine. for patrol. fitted with two side doors and a large read door for rapid dismount. Three firing ports are also installed on each side. Terrier is capable of comfortably accommodating 6-8 fully equipped troops.

including 0.5 seconds. formerly known as MUV/R is a 4x4 light armored protected vehicle designed for reconnaissance. Panthers are Underway to Support British Troops in Afghanistan. Gunfire.000 pounds of payload. More vehicles are en route to theatre later this month for deployment on the front line. MoD Crown Copyright The first batch of Panther Command and Liaison Vehicles has been delivered to British troops in Afghanistan. At cruising speed of 65 Mph the vehicle can travel for 700 miles without refueling. Cheetah has a curb weight. forward command and control.5 – 15 kg of TNT explosives). The vehicle uses monocoque V shaped hull. The vehicles will be first used by both the RAF Regiment and the Army's Close Support Logistics Regiment. Its weight and dimensions allow for two vehicles to be air-transported inside a single C-130 Hercules. and urban operations. The basic vehicle is bulletproof against 7. internal spall liners and blast mitigation materials are used to protect the crew and vehicle from explosion of heavy mines under the vehicle or wheels (7. The armor is upgradable to protect against larger caliber. external lightweight armor. accelerating the vehicle to 50 Mph in 13.50 Cal AP.Cheetah. . The vehicle is equipped with a Cummins ISB series 300 HP engine running at 2800 rpm.62/51 cal. (with basic armor) of 14. allowing for 10.000 pounds. It also protects against roadside improvised explosive devices (RSIED).

over 60 vehicles were processed by BAE Systems Global Combat Systems Newcastle's plant fitted with augmented protection for the engine. Vehicles destined for Afghan theater are also fitted with suitable IED jammers. The first Panthers that were delivered to 1 Mechanized Brigade for training in the summer of 2008. and Land Rover Truck Utility Medium. remote-controlled weapon station. The armored citadel provides crew protection from small arms fire and blast mines. equipped with integrated armor. Panther is airtransportable and can be underslung beneath a Chinook helicopter. installed with a fourth seat was added and rear-view camera was installed to improve situational awareness.The British new Command & Liaison Armored Vehicle .Outfitted for operation in this harsh combat zone. It is armed with a 7.7mm weapon if required. As part of the recent modifications. The vehicle is in service with the Italian Army as well asa number of NATO military forces. the Panther weighs over seven tons. which can be upgraded to a 12. and an appropriate day/night sighting system. Panther . has undergone design adjustments following a series of hot weather trials to make them ready for operations in Afghanistan. The Panther MLV is based on the Light Multi-Role Vehicle (LMV) builtin Italy by Iveco. More than 400 Panthers are being assembled by BAE Systems under a £160m contract. Fighting Vehicle 430. The Panther is protected against a range of threats including small arms and blast and anti-personnel mines.62 mm L7 general purpose machine gun-equipped remote weapon station. Saxon. It is intended that the Panther will replace vehicles including Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (Tracked).

Panther Command and Liaison Vehicle (or Panther CLV) .

The design is BAE Systems Multirole Light Vehicle (MLV). itself developed from a design by Iveco of Italy. The vehicle has been named the Panther Command and Liaison Vehicle (CLV). In high intensity conflicts. the explosion is vented upwards. Thales Defence Optronics was selected to provide the Driver's Vision Enhancer (DVE) for the Panther CLV. absorbing a high percentage of the energy that has not been vented away laterally. In peacekeeping operations.The Panther Command and Liaison Vehicle (or Panther CLV)is a wheeled multi-role light vehicle developed for the British Army. The vehicles will also enter service with the Royal Air Force Regiment. leaving the crew cabin undamaged. The new Bowman tactical communications system. FV432 and a number of CVR(T).200mm and 3. The lower part of the vehicle has a three-layer sandwich structure that collapses on detonation of a mine under the belly. the MLV can be configured as a scout. from General Dynamics UK. It is sacrificial and severs from the cabin in the event of a mine detonation under a rear wheel. The first procurement contract was signed in November 2003 for an initial 401 vehicles. 3. The chassis has high resistance steel C-shaped spars with longitudinal reinforcements and tubular cross elements. command or liaison vehicle or as a weapons platform. It is mine resistant and can be fitted with added modular armour depending on the needs of a given mission. a large 4 wheel drive 5 seater vehicle. with an option for up to 400 more. The underside of the vehicle is v-shaped and the ground clearance has been maximised to allow maximum dissipation of the blast. The first batch of 50 vehicles is to be delivered in January 2007 for an in-service date later that year. will be fitted as Government Furnished Equipment. The light alloy rear body is fitted with a canvas roof over a supporting frame. It is designed primarily for strategic and tactical mobility with a high level of protection against anti-tank and anti-personnel mines. Multi-Role Light Vehicle The MLV is based on a design by Iveco Defence Vehicles Division of Italy. The bonnet is hinged to the chassis to reduce the shock transmitted to the cabin. Seven pre-series vehicles are undergoing performance trials. Saxon. Thales' DVE driver's sight is based on an uncooled thermal imager. The location of heavy components under the cabin floor has been avoided because they can be projected through the cabin floor by a mine blast. CLV Design There is accommodation for up to five Troops and a spacious rear cargo compartment. . modular and with tuneable armour protection and stealthy design. for example the Land Rover. currently undertaken by heavy armour and infantry fighting vehicles. The British Army's new CLV designated "panther"The Panther CLV came from the Future Command and Liaison Vehicle (FCLV) project. In June 2004. The vehicles are being built during the period 2006 to 2009 and will replace a range of vehicles which are reaching the end of their operational lives. In concept and appearance it is similar to the US HMMWV. The chassis is available with two different wheelbase dimensions.The design was based on creating the maximum distance and protection between the seat of a mine explosion and the cabin. The Defence Procurement Agency of the UK Ministry of Defence announced in July 2003 that the BAE Systems Land Systems (formerly Alvis) Multirole Light Vehicle (MLV) has been selected as the British Army's Future Command and Liaison Vehicle (FCLV).500mm. The double A-arm type suspension is fitted with helical springs and coaxial shock absorbers. A number of features have been incorporated into the design to protect the cabin from an explosion of an underbelly mine. The wheel stations are located away from the crew cabin so that if a wheel detonates an anti-tank mine. to be followed by formal user and reliability qualification trials in 2006. The vehicle to is to be assembled at BAE Systems Land Systems' factory in Newcastle upon Tyne. the MLV provides a lower profile while still providing a high level of crew protection.

The weapon station can be armed with a 7. The Enforcer RCWS. A two-seater and two-door short cabin version of the vehicle is available as an option.CLV Cabin inside cabin. Panther Command Liaison Vehicle (Panther CLV) The UK MoD announced in July 2003 that the BAE Systems Land Systems (formerly Alvis) Multirole Light Vehicle (MLV) had been selected as the British Army's Future Command and Liaison Vehicle (FCLV).700rpm and generates 456Nm torque at 1.7mm machine gun or a 40mm automatic grenade launcher.050mm width and 6. the drivers seat will be placed on the right side in production vehiclesThe internal features of the cabin further reduce residual and secondary mine explosion effects on the crew. There are two adjustable anti-mine front seats and three foldable anti-mine back seats. STAWS is produced by Selex Sensors & Airborne Systems Ltd (formerly BAE Systems Avionics). is installed in the vehicle's rear compartment. The basic add-on armour pack provides ballistic protection against small arms fire and a heavier kit provides protection against ambush including mines.5m steps and cross side slopes of 30% and gradients of 60%. C-27J.85m without preparation and with minimal preparation can ford rivers to a depth of 1. SDW combines the Surveillance. which is based on an uncooled thermal imager with the Enforcer Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS).800rpm. The vehicle has been named the Panther Command and Liaison .62mm or 12. A five forward plus one reverse manual gearbox is available as an option. CLV Vehicle Manoeuvrability The vehicle has a maximum road speed of 130km/hour and the range is over 500km. C-130J (two vehicles) and on heavy lift helicopters CH-53 and CH-47 (two vehicles). common rail Euro 3. The turning circle is 14m. is being licensed-produced by Selex S&AS following the insolvency of AEI Ordinance Systems who previously held the license. The air hydraulic braking system allows the vehicle to tow loads up to 4. variable geometry turbo charged engine provides 182HP (136kW) at 3. The air-conditioned and heated cabin is fitted with a high resistance roll bar. The four doors are fitted with sliding and dismountable windows and are built to withstand the shock wave of an explosion.2t. Target Acquisition Weapon Sight (STAWS). The silencers and the exhaust manifolds are installed within the C-spars of the vehicle chassis and the turbocharger is installed under the engine in order to minimise thermal radiation. The underbelly ground clearance is 473mm and the vehicle is able to manoeuvre over obstacles such as 0. Iveco F1C. a two-piece tiltable windscreen and a canvas roof with a dismountable frame. IVECO F1C Engine The 3. developed by Rafael of Israel. The full time transfer box with a built in electro-pneumatically locked longitudinal differential. C160 Transall.000cc. BAE Systems was awarded a contract to provide the Self-Defence Weapon station (SDW) for the FCLV. The vehicle can ford water obstacles to a depth of 0. with an option for up to 400 more. CLV Armour Protection The armour protection is tuneable by the replacement of armour packs within the vehicle's external skin.500kg weight of the vehicle allow the vehicle to be air transported to the area of operations by a number of aircraft including the EH101 (two vehicles). The automatic gearbox has six forward and one reverse gear. The first procurement contract was signed in November 2003 for an initial 401 vehicles. The seats are suspended and not fixed directly to the floor which avoids direct transmission of the shockwave to the crew. CLV Transportability The 2.5m. CLV Self-Defence Weapon Station In May 2004.

introduced in November 2003. It has gone through several generations of development. MOWAG Eagle The MOWAG Eagle is a wheeled armored vehicle designed by the Swiss MOWAG corporation. They are known respectively as Aufklärungsfahrzeug 93 and .Vehicle (CLV). C17 and A400M aircraft.A total of 329 Eagle I and II are in use as light armored reconnaissance vehicles (Aufklärungsfahrzeug). III Swiss Army . some 326 Self Defence Weapon (SDW) variant vehicles will be available. is the Eagle IV. with a planned in-service date of mid 2007. The current gross vehicle weight of a Panther MLV is 7. Thales Defence Optronics was selected to provide the Driver's Vision Enhancer (DVE) for the Panther CLV.1 tonnes. Acquisition cost for some 401 vehicles is £193 million spread over five years. II.7 mm/cal weapon if required. The current vehicle. Thales' DVE driver's sight is based on an uncooled thermal imager. which is based on the Duro IIIP chassis. The original MOWAG Eagle used the chassis and running gear of the American HMMWV. A Development and Demonstration contract covers the build and test of seven vehicles which were delivered in late 2005. Panther CLV is based on a design by Iveco Defence Vehicles Division of Italy and the vehicles will be manufactured during the period 2006 to 2009.5mm Pz Mg 51/71 machine gun and fitted with thermal imaging and radio equipment. These vehicles will be armed with a 7. In June 2004. The vehicle is to be air transportable. The 401 x Panther vehicles will replace in-service vehicles as follows: CVRT Spartan 137 Truck Utility Medium (Landrover) 225 Saxon 3 FV432 31 FV436 5 Of the above. These SDW vehicles will be fitted with a surveillance and target acquisition (STA) system.62 mm L7 general purpose machine gun but this could be upgraded to a 12. underslung beneath a Chinook helicopter or carried inside C130. armed with a 7. Eagle I. while the Eagle II and Eagle III use the chassis and running gear of the HMMWV ECV.

The Swiss army designator for this version is Artillerie Schiesskommandant Fahrzeug 2000. Danish Army . Nowadays. with substantial improvements made to communications and surveillance equipment (yet lacking the machine gun of previous versions).Aufklärungsfahrzeug 97. 198 have been ordered so far). Mowag Eagle III artillery observer 120 Eagle III have been acquired as mobile artillery observer vehicles in 2003.36 Eagle I.90 German Army .672 (planned. to be delivered from 2008 on as part of the GFF programme . known as Spejdervogn M/95. Eagle IV Danish Army . the M/95 is used without the original MKB-2 turret.

Anti-Tank Guided Missile Vehicle • I. Mobile Gun System Vehicle • D. Medical Evacuation Vehicle • F. Engineering Squad Vehicle • H. NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle • J.• Stryker Variants: • A. Reconnaissance Vehicle . Fire Support Vehicle • E. Infantry Carrier Vehicle • B. Mortar Carrier Vehicle • G. Command Vehicle • C.