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21 Jul 09. Poland completes new Kroton system trials. Poland’s Centrum Produkcji Wojskowej (CPW) division of the Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) holding company has confirmed to Jane’s that it recently finalised company trials of a new Kroton anti-tank mine-scattering system variant mounted on the back of a Jelcz P.662 truck. The new version, known as the SMHSW-K (Kroton-K) ‘Baobab’, features four mine-launch modules with an uparmoured cabin, mounting two quadruple 81 mm smoke grenades for the first time. (Source: Jane’s, IDR)
17 July 09. US Army evaluates MRAPs for FCS follow-on. The US Army will evaluate options for integrating currently fielded mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles into a follow-on programme to the recently disbanded Future Combat Systems (FCS). In September the Army Evaluation Task Force (AETF) is slated to receive legacy MRAP platforms to see how the heavily armoured trucks could be used with equipment from FCS, Colonel Randy Lane, the AETF commander, told Jane’s. (Source: Jane’s, JDW)