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Merkava 3 Fire
IDF Armor Merkava Tank Crew Undergoing Proficiency Course

ATK Awarded $65.8 to Prepare the XM25 for Production

Land Systems report

Defense Update Land Systems Channel - April 2011

Photo Above: Merkava Mk 3 of the 188 Armored Brigade opens fire on the gunnery range in the Golan Heights, the brigade was one of seven units competing for the annual Armor Proficiency trophy. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update (Read More...)

Oshkosh Heta 1Oshkosh Provides Underbody Protection for HEMTT A4

Oshkosh Defense announced this week a number of major orders for its heavy tactical vehicles. The company will deliver 270 Heavy Equipment Transporters (HET) A1, under a $119 million order from the U.S. Army, to be fulfilled by Spetember 2012. This new version of HET includes increased protection, more powerful engine, higher capacity front suspension, standard air conditioning, electrical upgrades and improved diagnostics. (Read More...)

Merkava 2IDF Armor Merkava Tank Crew Undergoing Proficiency Course

Tank and recce crews from Seven brigades operating Merkava Mk 2, 3 and 4 and M60 mark 8 (Magach 8 ) are taking part, rated for best performance in A number of areas, including crew proficiency, navigation, handling targets with Battle Management Systems (BMS) and gunnery, against short range (infantry, anti tank) and long range (up to five kilometers). The rainy day, deep mud and limited visibility did not deter the crews, Which performed their mission as expected. (Read More...)

XM-25ATK Awarded $65.8 to Prepare the XM25 for Production

ATK won a $65.8 million contract for engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) of the XM25, an Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System.
The current 30-month contract funds the continued design, integration, production, and testing of the systems. ATK is the prime contractor, systems integrator and ammunition provider for the XM25 program. (Read More...)

apsActive Protection for the South Korean K-2 Main Battle Tank

South Korea is developing an Active Protection System (APS) for the K-2 tank augmenting the tank’s protection against anti-tank rockets and missiles. The system uses dual sensor detection and tracking system comprising a 3D radar and infrared system, control computer and countermeasure launchers firing specially designed rockets. According to Korean officials the system’s response rate is about 0.2 to 0.3 second from target detection, through to the interception. (Read More...)

Boxer APCBoxer APC to Deploy to Afghanistan in August 2011

The first Boxer armored personnel carriers (Gepanzertes Transport-Kraftfahrzeug – GTK) have arrived at Donaueschingen Germany in February 2011 to equip the 292 Jägerbattalion (light infantry battalion), in preparation for the unit’s deployment to Afghanistan by August this year. The battalion will dispatch a platoon with four vehicles to be deployed to Mazar-e-Sharif in Northern Afghanistan, as part of the German training and protection battalion. (Read More...)

rosomakRPG Net to Protect the MaxxPro MRAP

The U.S. Army has ordered 829 rocket-propelled grenade RPG Net kits for the MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. In February 2011 the Army (TACOM) awarded Navistar Defense a $40 million contract to supply the kits designed to augment the MaxxPro MRAP vehicle protection, improving its effectiveness in defeating RPG attack. The RPG Net, developed by QinetiQ North America, has been developed to defeat RPGs by disrupting their fusing mechanism as the incoming rocket is trapped by the net. (Read More...)