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Modular Expandable Armor System (MEXAS)


Modular Expandable Armor System (MEXAS) protection,  which has provided basic protection suite for over 12,500 combat vehicles worldwide, including the US Army 4x4 ASV armored security vehicle where MEXAS is used in an armor protection kit developed by Simula. Other MEXAS users include Renault 6x6 VAB and German Fuchs APCs, the new German-Dutch GTK/MARV (also known as Boxer) and the Dingo all protected vehicle. Mexas is also utilized as add-on armor for Leopard 2 tanks, Canadian Leopard I family of armored vehicles and Norwegian M-113 APCs operating in Kosovo (KFOR). As with other MEXAS applications, the M-113 protection can be applied in different levels to protect against threats from 14.5mm AP up-to 30mm AP, while surviving heavy AT mine blasts (TMRP 6 EFP, TMA 1-5 and TM46). A follow on to the MEXAS protection system proposed by IBD is the AMAP.

Shown in the picture above is a MEXAS panel, as applied on Canadian Leopard C1 tanks (photo originally appeared at the "Visual Guide to the Canadian Forces".




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