Sunday, June 03, 2012

German Boxer IFV with Lance turret

Interesting.  via Defesa Global.
Germany´s Rheinmetall Defence is to show at Eurosatory 2012 international exhibition a ARTEC GmbH BOXER equipped with the LANCE turreted weapon system. The turret is armed with a 30mm gun and additional armament such as smoke grenades launchers and a coaxial light machine gun.
BOXER is being deliveries in several configurations to the Royal Netherlands Army and to the German Army. Some of the Piranha IIIC amphibian wheeled armoured vehicles procured by Spain´s procurement agency DGAM (Dirección General de Armamento y Material) for the Spanish Navy marines Infantería de Marina (IM) are equipped with LANCE turreted weapon system. LANCE system is also available in a remote controlled variant (as LANCE RC).
A BOXER command post vehicle of the Germany Army will be also displayed as well as the 4×4 AMPV (Armoured Multi Purpose Vehicle) light armoured vehicle, the brand new Amorok M lightweight vehicle, TG, HX and SX series of tactical trucks from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV), SLR observation system, Vingtaqs II combined electro-optical reconnaissance and battlefield radar system mounted on the AMPV vehicle as a mobile reconnaissance solution, FOI 2000 laser target marking system (in service with Sweden and Norway) for forward artillery observers and forward air controllers, Gladius (IdZ-2) dismounted soldier system and as well as Rheinmetall Air Defence AG Skyshield MOOTW/C-RAM air defence system.
At the event, RMMV is showcasing an advanced version of the protected HX series heavy tactical truck equipped with and active protection system.
Vingtaqs II system will be integrated into the reconnaissance variant of AV-8 armoured vehicle being developed by Turkey´s FNSS Savunma Sistemleri AŞ and Malaysia´s DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (DEFTECH) for the Royal Malaysian Army (RMA).
At the Paris based event, General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH is showcasing a Piranha 5 weeled armoured vehicle equipped with a LANCE turret.

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