Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Hawkeye 105mm

 The Hawkeye 105mm
 The Hawkeye 105mm Weapon System is a lightweight, modular, high-performance howitzer designed to be integrated with many types of combat transportation
The Hawkeye 105mm Weapon System installed on the bed of a Mack Sherpa.

  Mandus Group  is collaborating with Kalyani Defense India

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stryker ICV

 M1126 Stryker ICV
The  Stryker is a family of eight-wheeled,[6] 4-wheel-drive (8x4), armored fighting vehicles derived from the Canadian LAV III and produced by General Dynamics Land Systems, in use by the United States Army.

BMP Urban Survival Kit (BUSK)

BMP Upgrade The BMP Urban Survival Kit (BUSK), for the protection of battle tanks and AFV/ICV has been developed by Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (VRDE) Ahmednagar,
 Basically a same role as slate armor but with light weight But looking at the pics i found that it is impossible to control the weight penalty unless they adopted something innovative like KTO Rosomak-M1M with QinetiQ RPGNet details i am posting after this post.

KTO Rosomak-M1M

KTO Rosomak-M1M
Rosomak-M1 with QinetiQ RPGNet

The Rosomak (Wolverine in Polish) is made by Bumar of Poland and is currently used by the former Eastern Bloc nation for its Land Forces in Afghanistan, Chad and Iraq, besides armies from Croatia, Finland, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa and the UAE.
The main feature of the Rosomak is its modular design, which allows the incorporation of different turrets, weapons, sensors and communications systems on the same platform. The 8×8 AMV weighs between 18 and 26 tonnes depending on armour, weapons and ammunition on board. The Rosomak is said to have very good mine protection and can withstand TNT explosions of up to 10 kgs, besides ballistic protection against 30 mm armour piercing APFSDS rounds.

Basically license version of The Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) an 8x8 multi-role military vehicle produced by the Finnish defence industry company Patria.
But product Rosomak is well upgraded for present environment and is well received at Afghanistan front.

 Infantry fighting vehicle variant modified for war in Afghanistan equipped with additional steel-composite armor, upgraded communications, wire cutters in front of driver and commander hatch, video cameras showing back and sides of vehicle on two LCD screens in troop compartment, Pilar system that detects the direction of fire. Because of additional armor this variant cannot float and has no water propellers. This variant was further upgraded to standard known as M1M. Most noticeable change is addition of QinetiQ RPGNet anit RPG net and new "sand" camouflage. Other changes include installation of Duke anti IED system and Blue Force Tracking BMS system (systems on loan from US Army). All older ("green") Rosomaks in M1 standard also received RPG Net.

 QinetiQ RPGNet closeup